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Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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87
very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally released as part of our Short Batch Series, our Rhye IPA arose from our desire to play with rye malt. It's built on a Finestkind IPA chassis, with the following changes:

• We tweaked the grain bill adding 30% rye malt and swapped Aromatic malt for C-60. Rye adds a spicy note while Aromatic malt adds a more subtle flavor than C-60 but increases malt aroma.

• We lowered the mash rest temperature a few degrees, giving the final beer less body and more drinkability.

• We jacked up the dry hopping to four times the level of Finest Kind for big hop aroma.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-31-2013)
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Photo of puboflyons
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the big bottle series labeled bottle conditioned 2013. Sampled on September 20, 2013.

It pours a very cloudy orange to golden yellow with this long-lasting light, fluffy off-white head. Decent carbonation.

The nose is floral, grapefruit, and orange mainly with a dash of grainy toasted malts balancing and blending it all together.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste has an full floral and citrus taste but it is not overly bitter. It is moderately bitter and the bitterness ends dry and lingers briefly on the tail end but it is not overly so. A great variation on the rye IPA style.

puboflyons, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

shand, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of John_Squires
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

John_Squires, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +2.8%

dubdrop, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found this on the shelf in San Diego yesterday. Score! Really glad to see these guys here. Hopefully we get a lot more from them soon.

A: Pours a slightly hazed amber color with beautiful gold highlights. A nice one finger cream colored head leaves a curtain of lace after each sip.

S: A good amount of tropical and citrusy hops right away. Some spicy rye behind that. Mango, grapefruit and a good amount of caramel. The smell is a bit faint, but I like what I'm getting.

T: Pine under a blanket of caramel and toffee malt flavors. Spicy rye near the middle with a good amount of bready malt. The peppery rye shows up on the finish with some light pine resin. A really solid beer.

notchucknorris, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of SlickestWilly
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SlickestWilly, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden with a huge fluffy eggshell white head. The chunky head sticks around and leaves amazing lacing. The head and lacing alone make the appearance nearly perfect. You can always count on Smuttynose's beers looking awesome. The aromas have very subtle hints of pine and citrus. There's some orange zest in the mix. There's also a bit of breadiness and some caramel malts in the background as well. They're fine, but don't exactly wake up your senses. The flavors have a solid bitterness to them. Lots of grapefruit. There are hints of pine needles and grass. Very earthy. The rye is there, giving this one a decent spiciness. A little bit of black pepper. Flavors are sharp and crisp. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It has active carbonation, but remains very creamy and fluffy. It's drinks very smoothly.

This is a solid Rye IPA. Fans of Finestkind will like this one. The aromas and flavors are decent, but the craftsmanship is what really sells this beer for me.

BB1313, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, deep golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Sweet and earthy aroma with grassy hops, spicy rye and a strong malt character. Lots of caramel sweet along with some bread, toffee and roasted nut. Slight floral hop presence with a bit of resinous pine but the malt profile and rye take away from the hops in the nose.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the spice and sweet malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. The rye is very prominent with a nice spicy, zesty flavor that nicely compliments the dry, earthy bitterness of the hops. Hop profile is a bit one dimensional but still has nice flavor. The malt backbone is huge, much stronger than I prefer. Lots of caramel, biscuit and toffee. Good for balance and blends well with the rye but it takes away from the hop flavor a bit too much for my preference. Still, this beer is very dry and bitter with spicy, grassy hops and dank pine needle character. Overall a decent tasting beer but I don't think I would seek it out again.

corby112, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev +2.8%

smutty33, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of dcp27
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dcp27, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mdfb79, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of pgrow
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

pgrow, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ironchefmiyagi13, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GarthDanielson, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Kendo
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Kendo, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Chickenhawk9932, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of taez555
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

taez555, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

RMoeNay, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

fredmugs, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -22.9%

BrownAleMale, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Benjiehorn
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Benjiehorn, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Very nice.

lordofthewiens, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +2.8%

ryanpj, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of katzenfinch
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

katzenfinch, Sep 09, 2013
Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.