Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
From 09/12/13 notes. On tap at Rattle n Hum. 12 oz. pour in a tulip.
a - Pours a murky medium burnt orange color with one finger of fluffy off white head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells of rye, citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, lemons, grapefruits, and earthy notes. Some spice as well. Rye is up front, but lots of citrus still.
t - Tastes fo citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, rye, spice, yeast, bread, earthy notes, and grapefruit. Less rye in the taste and more pine and hops in general. Better in my opinion.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Not much of a bitter kick at all.
o - Overall a decent DIPA; some nice citrus hops throughout and definite rye in the nose. Worth checking out.
09-17-2013 17:18:43 | More by mdfb79
4.06/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, bright, orange-gold color with a frothy, chunky, clingy, off-white head. Nose of toasted grains, heavy rye, and a citrus/tropical blend that is tangy and balancing. Flavors of toast and earth forward, with a solid bitterness following, both resiny and fruity. Peppery and grainy end-feel into a spiced and subtle citrus aftertaste. Light, slightly effervescent body. Dry, bitter, and spicy lingering finish. Solid, well balanced beer.
09-16-2013 02:46:56 | More by GarthDanielson
4.14/5 rDev +6.2%
Note: Stamped on the bottle, the ABV is listed at 6.8% rather than the 7% that BA has. . . . .
A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy orangey-amber with a 1-finger ivory head. Leaves good amount of lacing behind.
S: CItrusy hops and a touch of spicy rye. Not a really strong nose, and I was surprised that the rye wasn't more pronounced, instead being subsumed by the citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops.
T: OK, now here's the rye. Starts out with a bready foundation, then the spicy rye takes hold. Juicy citrus from the hops at the finish - oranges, orange peel, tangerines. Lingering in the aftertaste is the rye. Nice dry finish too.
M: Good creamy feel; carbonation is active but light and modestly fizzy, providing a bit of a creamy feel.
O: This is good stuff; like oranges and rye in a beer.
09-15-2013 02:25:36 | More by Kendo
4.19/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours a thin orange with a tall white head - very good retention and excellent lacing.
Big citrus punch = orange and grapefruit followed by a nice tropical fruit push mango and passion fruit backed by a subtle floral bouquet and slight earthy/herbal notes.
Delicious hop punch bouncing all over the mouth just enough sweet notes to keep it lively but mostly bitter. Definitely get herbal, grapefruit, orange on the bitter side with slight floral, mango, and malt sweetness hidden in the intensity.
09-15-2013 00:41:41 | More by Chickenhawk9932
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
Another winner from Smutty.
In a pint glass the beer was a brassy color with a thick white head. There was a lot of lace.
Aroma of citrus and piney hops, more on the citrus side. Spicy rye.
Taste agreed with the aroma. Big grapefruit, some pine. Great rye taste, with a kind of kick to it.
This beer was pleasantly hoppy, but balanced.
09-12-2013 22:08:05 | More by lordofthewiens
4.24/5 rDev +8.7%
Pours into an impy nonic a dull hazed burnt orange infused medium golden with a terrific tightly formed one finger craterous white head that is not fading in the least bit,just great.Big grapefruit rind-like hops jump out at ya in the nose along with spicy rye,I like the fact that the rye plays a big role,lately some of the "hopped up rye" beers I have had leaves me wanting more rye.A fresh citric hop blasts greets the taste buds with the spicy rye coming in right afterwards making for a nice 1-2 punch,a firm lightly sweet bready base compliments the beer with the alcohol creeping a bit.Maybe the best Smuttynose beer I have had,this is what a big hoppy rye beer should be,fantastic.
09-11-2013 20:37:06 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
22 ounce bottle, stamped with ABV 6.8%. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about an inch and a half off-white frothy head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (orange, grapefruit) and pine hops, and spicy rye. I think it tastes like the aroma, but with a good balance between the rye and the hops. There's also a long lasting bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. I liked this a lot, and it's priced well at $5.99 a bomber. I'd buy this again!
09-07-2013 21:53:53 | More by bluejacket74
4.24/5 rDev +8.7%
A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that lasts for a few minutes before settling down to a fairly thick cap that leaves some nice lacing
S: Nice and juicy with citrusy and lightly piney hops. Also get a hint of floral hops and a solid maltiness including the spiciness from the rye
T: Starts off with a wave of citrus along with some pine and earthiness. Goes into a light spiciness from the rye and some floral hops notes. Finishes with some breadiness and a lingering bitterness
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: A very solid rye IPA with a great balance between both the hops and malt as well as the amount of rye used. Easy to drink to go along with the great balance. Great value as always from the Smutty BBS, so definitely worth trying
09-07-2013 04:32:59 | More by BEERMILER12
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
A: The beer is slightly hazy amber-orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that gradually died down, leaving a patch of bubbles covering the surface, a thin collar and lacy webs of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The rye take center stage in the taste of this beer, imparting lots of spicy flavors while the hops mostly are responsible for lending a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and only impart hints of citrus.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this rye beer because it was very bold and spicy yet remained drinkable. No traces of alcohol are noticeable in the taste.
09-06-2013 00:42:04 | More by metter98
Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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