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

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87
very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 schoolboy
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This new is an enigma. It looks and smells amazing but the taste ribs me the wrong way.

In the glass this is a beauty. Golden yellow with beautiful lacing. Similarly the aroma is amazing and first rate. Huge pine hops smell.

Unfortunately for me, the taste rubs me the wrong way. It is so dry and malt free. No sweet taste at all.I just don't like it. The aftertaste is the same, only worse.

So this is a mixed review but a warning to me. Don't buy it again, Bob.

schoolboy, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

joemcgrath27, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jondavidsson, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

pburland23, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Modernrickk, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

HOPHEADNATIONMATT, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

RyFikes, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

TubaDan, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

StlHopHead77, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of far333
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed orangey apricot colored with an orangey beige head of thick and dimpled foam that lingers very long. Big hop aroma, resiny pine and orange rind, some toffee and cinnamon.

Big hoppy flavor with a mix of floral and pine, some orange rind. Good malt balance with notes of cinnamon and toffee.

Rich and full mouthfeel, creamy, filling and satisfying. Great beer.

far333, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SkinniePost, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sloelco, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kbrown, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jjcote, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Loco_Joe, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Boone757, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

tmm313, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Inglewood, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Shawnspl, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

rapayn01, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good one!!! Pours a cloudy honey gold color into a pint glass. Big frothy white head and thick bands of lacing on the glass. Head retention is good.

Citrus hops aroma. Pleasant but not super strong.

Tastes good. Nice and bitter with mostly citrus hops. The rye sourness is noticible, mostly in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not too light. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Enjoyable as either an AIPA or a Rye beer.

JayQue, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

PEIhop, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

oldvines, Feb 08, 2014
Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.