Smooth Ryed - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerDocT:
3.79/5 rDev +14.5%
Appearance 3.25: Attractive coppery gold color. Completely translucent. Smallish 1/4" head.
Smell 3.50: Good bouquet. Malty, grainy, with a nice warming sensation.
Taste 4.0: Front is slightly sweet with a very brief hint of hops. Middle is thick and malty. Semi-sweet with a slightly dry and spicy twang. Finish also has that pleasant spiciness and showcases a tasty, hoppy, alkaline hint along with very brief flashes of malt and caramel. Aftertaste is short, dry and refreshing.
Mouthfeel 3.75: A bit too bubbly. Less bubbles would have made it feel more like an ale, but this level makes it sort of strange, an in-between kind of beer sensation.
Overall 3.75: Probably the best rye beer I have tasted. It is not perfect by any means, but is good at what it attempts to do: create a refreshing, "seasonal" (the box said that, not me) brew. Sessionable and probably great with food, there is no hint of its 6.3% ABV. A sleeper, a surprise and worth purchasing if you see it.
07-09-2013 05:20:46 | More by BeerDocT
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev +3.6%
Very small off white head slowly falls into a clear golden bronze colored beer.
Light aroma of mostly the rye with a bit of citrus hops sneaking in.
Light tasting rye aspects even less than the light aroma. Very light on the rye, I guess I know why they call it smooth ryed.
A very light dryish aftertaste with just a bit of the rye taste coming through with this light to medium bodied ale.
Just seems a little to smooth for my beer drinking tastes, I do like the ryeish taste it has I just wish it were more pronounced.
10-02-2013 02:59:32 | More by LXIXME
3.68/5 rDev +11.2%
Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, dark amber colored body.
The aroma is bright citrus with the rye coming through strong too. Nice.
The taste is smooth with lots of rye spice. There's a strong bitterness that comes in at the end, which seems out of place.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
03-17-2013 04:38:15 | More by Fatehunter
3.28/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured into a Perfect Pint:
A=Honey colored, slightly cloudy...darker than anticipated...one finger head lasted over a minute.
S=Faint honey and herbal undertones.
T=Whoa...much more bitter than anticipated; quite hoppy...sort of like an IPA with some tang and spice. After it warmed up a bit, it was a bit smoother--slightly creamy and herbal.
M=Rather light carbonation; medium to light body...aftertaste makes it hard to call a session.
O=I am not that familiar with the style and received this as a gift...I don't like the style enough to purchase it, and this beer didn't change my mind...still, if you like IPA's and rye beers, this one would be worth trying.
08-24-2013 20:06:53 | More by dhannes
3.83/5 rDev +15.7%
12oz bottle picked up tonight at the COOP.... Didn't catch the price but probably about $1.70... Poured into my slim tulip... Clear light amber... nice long lasting white head provides good lacing for the entire glass...
Nose is fairly hop forward... citrus with a good backbone of toasty and lesser caramel maltiness... a bit of floral hoppiness with warmth.
Flavor mirrors the nose... I get a little bit of rye as a crispy dry toasted bready note... again plenty of citrus hoppiness... lingers on the palate forever for a lower ABV brew... mouthfeel is lighter side of medium with a good everpresent carbonation.
Pretty solid... Could possibly use a little more rye flavor to help balance out against the bigger hop profile.... but damn tasty and I will certainly buy as long as it is fresh.
01-10-2013 04:44:16 | More by JohnGalt1
4.14/5 rDev +25.1%
Aroma made up of sweet toasted malt with some herbal notes mixed in as well. Appearance is dynamite. I let my bottle sit out of the fridge for a half hour before pouring. The head was huge and billowy white. Sustained for minutes on end. Body is clear with a reddish gold hue. Almost champagne like bubbles continue to rise from the bottom. Flavor is nicely balanced for this style. A little sweet at first but followed up with a herbal bitter dryness. Rye grain is there but I don't pretend to be an expert at identifying different herbs and grains in beer. If it wasn't named Smooth Ryed, I might not say rye. Nice drinkable body, smooth carbonation. Could drink this year round. Nice all around beer.
02-22-2013 02:44:38 | More by Braz
4.34/5 rDev +31.1%
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: A nice deep amber orange color. A bright white head recedes to a film with a thicker ring around the edges. Good webby lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Rye grains all over, with some slight sourness.
Taste: Excellent. Rye malts bring a dryness at first, with some caramel sweetness soon after. Faint tart notes fill out the back.
Mouthfeel: Slightly dry, but refreshing as well.
Overall: I really like this beer. Clean with lots of character.
05-07-2013 02:05:32 | More by JuicesFlowing
Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.