Smuttynose Rhye IPA | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
441 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:
441
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of dacrza1
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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 Sabtos
2.21/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Gold amber.

Smell is dank, with skunk and burnt rubber. Taste is largely the same. I've rarely experienced these attributes this potently in a beer.

Even with the pungent and astringent flavors combined with bitter pine, this been somehow remains partly fluffy on the palate.

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Photo of mzablocki
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdog3838
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Literally tastes like spicy kush smells. Outstanding. Bravo. Cheers ladies and gentlemen.

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Photo of doctorpepperguy
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HaightAshbury
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sanitarium16
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -23.3%
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 frio80
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Man; I really wanted to fall in love with this beer. I drink A LOT of rye whiskey and unfortunately I found the taste of rye here was too underwhelming. It's basically just a slightly maltier, spicier version of their Finestkind IPA (which is incredible) - but not what I was looking for.

Look: Pours a murky, orange brown with a one finger eggshell colored head that settles down to reveal excellent lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma smells strongly of malt. Some pine needles and pumpernickel bread. A slight maple syrup note.

Taste: Pleasant, never overbearing caramel malt notes and a generous hop bill with heaps of toffee and sweet fudge flavors. There's a sweet vanilla bean and orange flower taste.

Only on the finish does the rye come into play. It's sour and chewy, with notes of wood and smoke, like a decent rye whiskey. Faint anise note.

Feel: A relatively light body for an IPA. Very tame carbonation. Slightly dry. Pretty sessionable.

Overall: Slightly disappointed, the taste of rye isn't as prominent as I'd like. The rhino on the label had me thinking the flavor of rye would be through the roof and incredibly strong, but oh well. An okay beer, but unless they tweak the recipe I probably won't try it again for some time.

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Photo of Toolbox462
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewandbbq
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle best before 9/9/16.

Pours hazy copper with decent lacing and a partial skim coat for the duration. Grapefruit, tropical fruit and plump malt in the nose. On the fuller side of medium bodied with a slick, chewy mouthfeel. Ripe malt with citrus on the palate with a balancing bitterness. A mild spicy note from the Rye. Finishes with figgy malt and moderate hops.

Tasty enough but I prefer my IPA's drier and hoppier. An actual bottling date would be nice too.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours dark Amber body with a white head with nice retention and lacing
S: earthy and citrus find smell; some spicy floral notes
T: earthy and citrus runs hops with a sweet, caramel backbone and a spicy finish; hints of vanilla and cinnamon, as well.
M: medium bodied bad pretty thick and smooth
D: great mouthfeel and trade combo. Nice drinking beer!

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Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGCoon
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronze in color. White head.
Smell of toast. Rye. Pine. Citrus.
Taste of citrus. Citrus peels. Pine. Rye.
Feel is dry. Toasty. Medium carbonation. A good beer

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Smuttynose Rhye IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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