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Rule G India Pale Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clayrock81 on 11-15-2012)
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Unclejesse33, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

avisong, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of sierratwohearted
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

12 oz can, canned 8/5/14. 7.0% ABV.
a - pretty clear yellow-straw color, not much head.
s - citrusy hops, classic west coast IPA scent.
t - classic american IPA taste, citrusy up front, a little piney in the finish. good balance. i think its dry hopped with centennial.
m - medium bodied.
o - this imitates classic west coast IPAs. nothing special, but a good effort. good local.

sierratwohearted, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

tabascosigned, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

racingkenny14, Aug 30, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +3%

Camjmorton, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

VBWharfRat, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rbail012, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thought I would try a local beer(brewery is about 30-40 minutes away). Can is very attractive with lots of formulas and history on it. Head is ok, not much. Smell is awesome with a huge hit of grapefruit at the start. Taste is similar with a massive grapefruit-pine hit right away on the palate. Grapefruit-citrus goes away fast and the hop bitterness lingers. Fine with me. Overall, a nice IPA that attacks quick and then mellows rather fast. Overall, nice beer !!

hophugger, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

John_Beeryman, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Caskey, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Zraly, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

montman, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Frank_TX, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly decent IPA, somehow I was expecting more. Poured into a pint glass. The head was fairly small with average retention. Some lacing on the glass. Smell was citrus hops, not that strong but pleasant enough.

Taste was somewhat more impressive. Citrus hops, bready malt backbone but hops are more prominent and fairly decent level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is about average for richness, crisp with some bitterness.

Pleasant enough but not something I would be dying to try again.

JayQue, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

MattSharpless, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Boone757, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Yoopermk, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

brpendergast85, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

July2Nov, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

seanchai, May 22, 2014
Photo of JCarey
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Again, thanks to my sister for bringing this up to NJ from VA for me!

Poured in to a Snifter, a quite beautiful, albeit hazy, yellow/orange light copper. 1 inch head sticks around and forms a cap and nice lacing. Lively carbonation refills the head throughout the glass.

On the nose, Rule G is a slightly underwhelming, average IPA. A lot of malt comes through on the nose with the styles' caramel, and very slight, toasted bread qualities. Subtle earthiness but mostly citrus and pungent pine. Very, very subtle California style yeast funk.

Astringent bitterness covers up most of the malt flavors. That dries up your mouth more than you'd expect. There is some sweetness in the back, and you can tell that this beer is leaning towards medium body, but that acidic bitterness really holds it back. With that said, this is a big, tropical, citrus flavored brew. Pineapple, Tangerine, Grapefruit, with a lot of earthy pine covering it. That bitterness is just covering up way too much.

Overall this is a lackluster IPA that suffers from the American trends of California super-hopped beers. With the right techniques this can be pulled off, but they should lay off the IBUs a little on this one and balance it out more.

JCarey, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

PicklesBeer, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

MAUEX_MFA, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good, easy drinking, albeit dry tasting brew. Very satisfying. Probably could use more citrus and spice flavors. The mouthfeel is very solid- not too light or thin at all. Lots of carbonation bubbles and nice hazy color. The hops, while prevalent, are not too overpowering. Not a bad brew.

Beer-A-Lot, Mar 08, 2014
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Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.