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Smooth Ryed - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 01-10-2013)
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Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
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3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from a Beervana Brewers Case.

A: somewhat agressive pour got a finger width head that fell to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass. Super clear amber color. Pretty much what I expected, about the color of a rye whiskie.

S: pretty hop foreward nose. American hop varities I am getting herbal citrusy notes. Cascades I think, can't find the rye in there. The hops dominate but aren't overpowering. A little sweetness in there.

T: simmilar to the nose. lots of grassy slightly citrusy hops. Tasteing orange rind. Can't really identify the rye as rye. The hops are a little heavy handed but not bad. Finishes a little bitter, the hops linger for a while on the tongue and throat.

M: a good smooth medium body with enough carbonation to keep it interesting.

O: not bad, refreshing, a little hoppy but I can deal. Almost a rye.P.A. I have 2 bottles left they will go quick.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of seavercm
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.
Enjoyable.

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of blindpiggie
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of dhannes
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Segelstrom
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bigben0328
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

4.25/4/3.75/3.75/3.75

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of DerrickW
2.25/5  rDev -32%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of BeerDocT
3.79/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Kips
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Braz
4.14/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.