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Rule G India Pale Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 23:13:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Frank_TX

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-11-2014 22:27:04 | More by Frank_TX
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JayQue

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: can

07-10-2014 01:33:53 | More by JayQue
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-09-2014 20:32:23 | More by MattSharpless
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-24-2014 23:02:55 | More by Boone757
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Yoopermk

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-21-2014 19:54:00 | More by Yoopermk
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-14-2014 19:01:36 | More by brpendergast85
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2014 19:06:44 | More by July2Nov
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-22-2014 05:21:48 | More by seanchai
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JCarey

Delaware

2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: can

05-19-2014 15:17:37 | More by JCarey
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PicklesBeer

Alabama

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-05-2014 00:57:38 | More by PicklesBeer
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-20-2014 10:33:53 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-18-2014 02:11:04 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-01-2014 05:20:35 | More by Mattyb79
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler filled at brewery on 11/16. Consumed on 11/17. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A - Amber in color with a full finger of off white head. Head lingers. Leaves splotchy lacing on sides of glass. No cloudiness or sediment.

S - Mildly fragrant. Peach, melon, and hint of malts.

T - Peach/apricot, bready malts, and a nutty flavor. Fruit flavors underwhelming and overshadowed by heavy malt backbone. Finish is harsh with an unplesant bitter onion flavor. Also, ABV is not masked.

M - High carbonation. Unremarkable.

O - Very unsatisfying. Taste is uncharacteristic of an IPA and finish is unpleasant. ABV stands out too much for a single IPA. Not recommended.

Serving type: growler

11-25-2013 01:41:20 | More by Duane_Opfer
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

11-04-2013 02:52:44 | More by JJStout83
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-24-2013 04:50:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-24-2013 03:27:16 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-14-2013 18:40:57 | More by djrn2
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mjh0527

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-22-2013 18:40:37 | More by mjh0527
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mlindale

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-17-2013 17:52:29 | More by mlindale
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

08-26-2013 16:46:30 | More by ShanePB
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-28-2013 20:55:15 | More by TonyTalon
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2013 03:41:25 | More by Cubatobaco
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Jasonp79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2013 00:08:22 | More by Jasonp79
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Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.