Rule G India Pale Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company
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Reviews by nniicckkww:
4.31/5 rDev +20.1%
Served on tap at No Frill Grill in Norfolk, VA. Nice foamy head. White. Golden yellow appearance. Cloudy. But not murky. Good head retention.
Classic IPA aroma. I asked the server if Firestone double jack was available and what was the deal with smartmouth. The server offered a sample of both double jack and smartmouth ipa. I opted for the smartmouth as it reminded me more of my fresh homebrewed ipa.
Pine and citrus. A good balance between the two. Fruity tropical.
Nice and dry so that the hops shine. Just enought malt to hold the palette for the hops to show up. Very fresh. Totally hop. Clean bitter finish. Floral. I could have more than two. The brewery is around the block.
Currently living in Boston, I was home in Norfolk for the holidays. My benchmark of hopiness is fresh heady topper and then my own ipas. This beer was delicious. Its freshness makes a huge advantage. I couldn't have asked for more.
I plan to visit Smartmouth next time I'm in town.
This brewery makes an excellent ipa.
01-13-2013 04:26:01 | More by nniicckkww
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +7%
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 !!
08-08-2014 21:43:45 | More by hophugger
3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
03-08-2014 23:13:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
3.61/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
07-10-2014 01:33:53 | More by JayQue
Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.