Smuttynose Rhye IPA | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
439 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
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 100
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of schoolboy
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This new is an enigma. It looks and smells amazing but the taste ribs me the wrong way.

In the glass this is a beauty. Golden yellow with beautiful lacing. Similarly the aroma is amazing and first rate. Huge pine hops smell.

Unfortunately for me, the taste rubs me the wrong way. It is so dry and malt free. No sweet taste at all.I just don't like it. The aftertaste is the same, only worse.

So this is a mixed review but a warning to me. Don't buy it again, Bob.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of far333
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of JayQue
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good one!!! Pours a cloudy honey gold color into a pint glass. Big frothy white head and thick bands of lacing on the glass. Head retention is good.

Citrus hops aroma. Pleasant but not super strong.

Tastes good. Nice and bitter with mostly citrus hops. The rye sourness is noticible, mostly in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not too light. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Enjoyable as either an AIPA or a Rye beer.

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Smuttynose Rhye IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 439 ratings.
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