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

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88
very good

247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
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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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.

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Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.