Smooth Ryed - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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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
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
2.73/5 rDev -17.5%
12oz : tulip
Clear orange with a thick, foamy, slightly off white head and thick lacing.
Grassy, floral hops with some faint rye backing. Subdued.
Not unpleasant, but very subdued, really kind of bland. Light grassy notes primarily, faint crackery malt, very little rye.
Medium body, fizzy, somewhat pronounced carbonation.
Meh, nothing unpleasant, but also quite forgettable.
03-05-2013 08:45:41 | More by vkv822
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
3.79/5 rDev +14.5%
A: Dark but crystal clear red with a white fluffy head that sticks all the way down.
S: Not much to speak of, malty and slight hops. Very feint peppery rye scent.
T: Strong caramel malt back end with a feint piney hop bite. The rye character is here, but I'd really like more of it, this tastes a tad watery.
M: Medium to light bodied, but with a nice carbonated character. Fairly watery for my tastes.
O: Not bad at all, a good session ale. I wouldn't buy it again but would gladly drink many more!
03-01-2013 03:03:12 | More by alexipa
3.61/5 rDev +9.1%
Had this on tap at Bridgeport. Nice heady pour, which kept its retention. Decent lacing and a clear copper color. Decent caramel and malty smell, and the mild hops kicked in after 1 taste. For a ryle ale, this holds up well. The consistency of the taste is alittle dissapointing. I found ithis beer needed a bit more hops to balance. Overall, this was good, not memorable.
02-28-2013 02:00:17 | More by BradMacMullin
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
3.13/5 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
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
Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.