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Smuttynose Rhye IPA | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Rhye IPASmuttynose Rhye IPA
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
449 Ratings
Smuttynose Rhye IPASmuttynose Rhye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally released as part of our Short Batch Series, our Rhye IPA arose from our desire to play with rye malt. It's built on a Finestkind IPA chassis, with the following changes:

• We tweaked the grain bill adding 30% rye malt and swapped Aromatic malt for C-60. Rye adds a spicy note while Aromatic malt adds a more subtle flavor than C-60 but increases malt aroma.

• We lowered the mash rest temperature a few degrees, giving the final beer less body and more drinkability.

• We jacked up the dry hopping to four times the level of Finest Kind for big hop aroma.

65 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 08-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,712
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
449
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
65
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 101
Reviews by dcp27:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of oberon
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an impy nonic a dull hazed burnt orange infused medium golden with a terrific tightly formed one finger craterous white head that is not fading in the least bit,just great.Big grapefruit rind-like hops jump out at ya in the nose along with spicy rye,I like the fact that the rye plays a big role,lately some of the "hopped up rye" beers I have had leaves me wanting more rye.A fresh citric hop blasts greets the taste buds with the spicy rye coming in right afterwards making for a nice 1-2 punch,a firm lightly sweet bready base compliments the beer with the alcohol creeping a bit.Maybe the best Smuttynose beer I have had,this is what a big hoppy rye beer should be,fantastic.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of irrevjim
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a bottle to a pint tulip
look; copper with amber hues, cloudy at first but clears to a slight haze, 1/2" head that only stays for a minute or two, moderate lacing
smell; rye,pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, bittersweet, enticing
taste; add sugar and honey to the above, nice balance of rye, hops, and sweet malt
feel; smooth, mild to moderate carbonation is complementary to taste
overall; sweet bittersweet balance, a little sweeter than i expected, rye ipa candy

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Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another winner from Smutty.
In a pint glass the beer was a brassy color with a thick white head. There was a lot of lace.

Aroma of citrus and piney hops, more on the citrus side. Spicy rye.

Taste agreed with the aroma. Big grapefruit, some pine. Great rye taste, with a kind of kick to it.

This beer was pleasantly hoppy, but balanced.

Very nice.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date, sample from the brewery.

Nearly clear light amber hue, sexy lacing down the glass. Dank citrus nose. Subtle hop bitterness, more of numbing hop resin with a kick in the palate from the rye. Kickin smoothness, lush medium body. Easy drinking for a beer closing in on 7.0% abv. Bitter finish, on the dry side. Bold and wanting more sip to sip.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker amber color with a thin off white head.

Smell: Light hops and Malts, hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Bitter hops with hints of Malts and pine notes.

Overall: OK IPA, not my first choice. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold crowned with a 2” white moussey foam cap that produces excellent lace. Big grassy nose with spicy grain. Hop driven with some grapefruit rind and resin on the tongue with some rye spice. Medium body and carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of far333
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed orangey apricot colored with an orangey beige head of thick and dimpled foam that lingers very long. Big hop aroma, resiny pine and orange rind, some toffee and cinnamon.

Big hoppy flavor with a mix of floral and pine, some orange rind. Good malt balance with notes of cinnamon and toffee.

Rich and full mouthfeel, creamy, filling and satisfying. Great beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knoxbeer
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dcbeers
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE: July 6, 2016... OCCASION: Greeting Shan after an attempt to score Hamilton tickets...but she is still in good spirits... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... dark, handsomely gradient amber body with ample bubbles... a frothy, off-white head settles evenly and leaves cloudy ribbons... a fresh, light, toasted bread aroma begins, with the spiciness of rye--pepper, lemon and suntan lotion (?!)--with a heaviness towards the dough... the first sip is invigorating, with a medium-bodied, creamy, thickness that is almost chewable... nutty, toasted, and bready, with a lemony citrus kick... nice peppercorn crackle, with a strong back end finish that lingers.... this beer packs a powerful flavor profile without tipping its hand in terms of ABV... an excellent stand-alone that compliments Smuttynose’s portfolio...

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Photo of tastybeer
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears to be muddied orange with a gold glow. (Yeast poured in). Head is modest and leaves a nice foamy layer once it fades. Shifting lace strings and spots. Aroma is sweet, flowery, fruity and peppery. Lemon, tropical something, decaying pine needles, rye aromas and grains. Flavors match. Complimentary rye and hop bitterness that lingers. Pine resin crystals....and earthy too. Mouthfeel is pretty spectacularly tingly. Fluid and foamy. The bitterness continues to push on through. Perhaps a little tooo bitter but overall, yay Smuttynose!

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 449 ratings
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