Rule G India Pale Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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Rule G India Pale Ale
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84
good

14 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 76
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: clayrock81 on 11-15-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 76
Reviews by July2Nov:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of Falconeaustin1211
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a great mouth feel, very smooth! This beer is more than worth trying! The grapfruit and apple taste are there. I could drink this everyday! Enough said! Go buy and try delicious! (192 characters)

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

East Coast brewers flexing their hophead muscle. This is a serious American IPA, not just due to the estimated 88 IBUs, which is pretty much at the threshold for anyone’s palate, but rather the broadness of the hop flavor. Well put together, just this beer alone is worth a visit to their taproom.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.6%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round


LOOK: Semi-clear brass hue, sticky suds

SMELL: Orange rind, mint, tobacco, biscuity grain, yeast, faint caramel, clean esters, fresh-cut grass

TASTE: Deep smoothness, mildly crisp, heavy hop bitterness, orange forward, grassy, earthy, tobacco, melon rind, warming, slightly spicy, nutty yeast, spicy alcohol, juicy, slightly dry; bitter aftertaste (751 characters)

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of hophugger
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
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 !! (465 characters)

Photo of Jasonp79
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (291 characters)

Photo of Unclejesse33
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, canned on 05/11/15. Served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange amber. Thin white skin of foam across the top. Persistent thick strands and islands of lacing noted. Bubbles move up slowly through this beer.

Smell: When first cracking open the can, I got a lot of citrus, especially fresh cut orange. Once in the glass however and poured, the aroma is quite faint, almost non existent. There is a hint of citrus, but it may be my imagination. I don't even get a lot of aroma with a swirl of the beer.

Taste: Nicely bitter with a grapefruit citrus. Nicely balanced with a bit of a sweet bready malt in the middle. The finish has more grapefruit, but also some leafiness and tobacco notes to it.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a nice thickness. Prickly carbonation. Some stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: If there is a such thing as a IPA that is all flavor hops with no aroma, this would be it. Otherwise a tasty enough beer and the grapefruit bitterness is inviting and I wouldn't mind having another, but I only picked up on can on my trip to VA. Overall, I think this is a drinkable, but average AIPA. Good, but not amazing. (1,192 characters)

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of speedvagen
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.