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

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87
very good

238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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lanciloti

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-06-2014 07:15:04 | More by lanciloti
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-06-2014 06:40:54 | More by Tiernan
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superspak

Michigan

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
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-01-2014 04:09:14 | More by BigFatOgre
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-31-2014 14:22:01 | More by Rhf9120
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CSeavey64

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-25-2014 20:51:35 | More by CSeavey64
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nygannon

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-24-2014 01:46:06 | More by nygannon
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-22-2014 01:43:30 | More by threedaggers
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-18-2014 23:15:51 | More by Lehighace06
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Beerrenda

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-16-2014 00:16:09 | More by Beerrenda
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-15-2014 03:56:42 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Gerardes

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-11-2014 22:02:19 | More by Gerardes
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-09-2014 04:01:16 | More by hopley
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slavall

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-07-2014 23:52:14 | More by slavall
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2014 00:29:14 | More by sneaks2210
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losethemittens

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-02-2014 17:03:39 | More by losethemittens
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Trish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-01-2014 21:57:01 | More by Trish
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-01-2014 16:06:48 | More by WoodBrew
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

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
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ptat

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-31-2013 21:36:55 | More by ptat
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-29-2013 20:20:34 | More by LoveStout
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 03:04:33 | More by OnryAndMean
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2013 22:04:32 | More by woodchipper
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-28-2013 18:24:22 | More by ToddGingerich
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babaracas

Florida

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.