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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Photo of PatGreer
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I have somehow decided to make it an evening of college hockey (on TV) and R(h)ye IPAs here at Chez Woody. I began with a Two Brothers Cane and Ebel and I am continuing with this bottle, both of which came from The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop.

From the bottle: "Make mine a Smutty!"; "Brewing fine beers in NH since 1994."; "Come visit our brewery and restaurant at Towle Farm in Hampton, New Hampshire. And check us out online at smuttynose.com for events, releases and great Smerchandise in our e-store. As always, thanks for saying: Make mine a Smutty!"

I Pop!ped the cap and employed a gentle pour since this one had been in my reefer for an extended period. A swirl once in the glass raised a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with good retention that left nice sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pronounced black pepper spiciness, but the malt gave it a slight biscuit quality. It was clearly different than Cane and Ebel, although they were of the same style. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was cool, minty, peppery and biting! I was reminded of some DIPAs which, for this self-avowed hophead, is not a bad thing at all. It drank a LOT bigger than its 6.8% ABV! Mein gott! The spiciness of the rye just cut through everything else, attacking my poor, bruised tongue and worming its way into the weakened taste buds like hydrofluoric acid. It burns, but in a good way. Finish was dry and cool, like standing in the midst of a winter evergreen forest and taking a deep breath. Phew! I was put in mind of going out to look for a cut-your-own Christmas tree.

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Photo of datalager
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irrevjim
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
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 jebrew
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm pulling some lovely, subtle bready barley and spicy rye notes, but I dont think the hop aroma is where Smutty expects it to be. I've got a fresh bottle, and while it's big and pleasant, it's not huge. I get a big pine and burnt orange aroma, while the malts kick in during the flavor. The bitter finish does develop nicely and linger.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hop_junkie
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bpmorrissey
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisM12
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Budlum
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JebBeerFish
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I prefer DIPA's to IPA's. Pours Hazy copper/amber. Citrus in the nose. Taste is ok for first 1/2 of the bottle, but as it warms near total dominance of lemon and maybe the rye malt. I really didn't care for this one, but IPA's are not one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of bluehende
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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