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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:
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

lanciloti, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tiernan, Feb 06, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

superspak, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BigFatOgre, Feb 01, 2014
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threedaggers, Jan 22, 2014
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Lehighace06, Jan 18, 2014
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losethemittens, Jan 02, 2014
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Trish, Jan 01, 2014
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ptat, Dec 31, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

babaracas, Dec 28, 2013
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acurtis, Dec 27, 2013
Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.