Smooth Ryed - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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2.13/5 rDev -35.6%
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a faintly hazed, darkish copper-toned body with a smallish, wispy, near white head.
Smell: Less-than-smooth Smooth Rye has a shockingly foul aroma, like somebody forgot about some leftovers in the refrigerator from months earlier. Gah!
Taste: Some rye, some raw, vegetal hop something or other, but it's ganky enough to keep you from standing to take more than a tiny, hesitant sip each time. This is the ickiest beer I've had in some time. I demand my $1.79 back.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin. Medium carbonation.
Overall: With absolutely no hesitation, this was a total drain pour.
03-03-2013 23:28:35 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.94/5 rDev -11.2%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Rye puns: second only to hop puns when it comes to groan-inducing beer names. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear rusty-copper topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted rye bread, watery Sprite, light grapefruit peel, light grass, and a few tidbits of toffee. The taste holds notes of funky orange zest, soggy rye bread, light brown sugar, earthy greens, light topsoil, grass, and a few shavings of oak. The green-y hops just don't meld well with the sweet malts and spicy rye. At all. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, this just seems like something of a confused mess, clashing flavors and all. Not a fan am I.
03-09-2013 22:07:39 | More by TMoney2591
3.91/5 rDev +18.1%
one of the more rye heavy rye beers out there. I really liked this one a lot. it pours a surprisingly light and clear color, new penny copper is my closest approximation, radiant, with an inch of lasting white head. the nose is pretty spice from the rye, but there is a good dose of other malts in here, some caramel notes and something german maybe. flavor really has a nice rye spice to it, peppery and intense both at the start and in the finish. I like the hop kick at the end, and there is a fruity element too, maybe a touch of orange peel or something that ties the whole thing together quite well. its not as complex as some other rye brews, but it has a clever flavor profile that was just spot on with a bowl of homemade chili. the feel is just okay, its creamy and well carbonated, but its also a little thin. more body would put this beer into the A range for me. I could also see this working well in a cask situation. overall another solid brew from Bridgeport. this is one I will definitely be buying again.
02-26-2013 19:47:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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
3.83/5 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
3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
12oz bottle, pours crystal clear copper with a fluffy, off-white head that holds great retention and leaves excellent lacing down the glass. Spicy nose with caramel, toasted malt, and somewhat metallic. Tastes are metallic at first, then spicy, peppery rye, toasted grain, earthy hops, finishes dry while the spice lingers with some aspirin. Thinner body, astringency takes away from smoothness. Overall, not a real smooth ride, but decent. Very rough around the edges and kind of acidic at times. There are much better rye beers out there.
02-23-2013 04:47:26 | More by barnzy78
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
3.26/5 rDev -1.5%
Pumpkin-orange body with a thick, lasting two-finger thick, fluffy head sitting on top; clinging rings of lacing on the pint glass. Malty sweet scents intertwine with rye spiciness; sorghum in there, too. Bitter hops merge with rye flavors for a decent taste bud treat. Medium-bodied, smooth, dry finish.
A fair little rye beer that goes down nicely. Nothing extraordinary, yet has enough character to warrant repeat visits...
04-09-2013 22:49:14 | More by beergoot
Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.