Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, orange rind, apricot, floral, grass, rye, biscuit, light caramel, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with balanced hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, biscuit, rye, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of grassy/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, floral, grass, light pine, biscuit, rye, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity of citrus hops and balanced malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly sticky/crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice rye IPA. Good balance and complexity of citrus hop and rye/bready malt flavors; and smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
02-06-2014 00:11:40 | More by superspak
3.66/5 rDev -5.9%
A- copper and hazy, unfiltered so that's a plus
S- Not a huge hope nose like I was expecting from the label. Nice rye backbone though.
T- Taste is sweet and malty with a small hop presence.
M- Creamy but not as bitter as I would have liked. Still a good combination and makes it fairly easy to drink.
This is a decent beer that I would pick up more if it was cheaper
01-01-2014 03:02:33 | More by ChrisChagnon
3.69/5 rDev -5.1%
Pours a clear amber with huge dense white head. This thing is structural, undisturbed it might never settle. Glass finishes coated in thick sticky rings of lace. Smell is very perfumey... floral, grapefruit peel; apricot, bready and caramel notes. Taste: grapefruit blast fading into astringent and grainy flavors. Light caramel. The rye comes through but it gets a bit monotonous.
12-28-2013 01:04:20 | More by babaracas
Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.