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Smooth Ryed - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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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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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Texasfan549, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

kjkinsey, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -9.4%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.13/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.94/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

TMoney2591, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

zeff80, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 26, 2013
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.

LXIXME, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

dmorgan310, May 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

PEIhop, Feb 17, 2013
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.


JohnGalt1, Jan 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

scruffwhor, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Haybeerman, May 05, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

barnzy78, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

enelson, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

twelveinches, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cdwil, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

strongaf, Feb 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

TX-Badger, May 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

schopenhauerale, Jun 27, 2013
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.

Fatehunter, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Offa
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

This is a decent beer with hints of character but pretty light and one dimensional.

Light copper amber,it has a big pale tan head soon thinning.

Aroma is very light earthy pine,grapefruit, pineapple, bread dough.

Taste is light spicy-peppery bitterness up front, hint of pine bark, faint caramelised raisiny toast.

Offa, Nov 08, 2014
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Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.