Rule G India Pale Ale
Smartmouth Brewing Company

Rule G India Pale AleRule G India Pale Ale
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From:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
89
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 01, 2018
Added:
Nov 15, 2012
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  37
SCORE
83
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Rule G India Pale AleRule G India Pale Ale
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Rated: 4.47 by vland from Virginia

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Minivanpilot from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by dlos from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber-copper color pour from can, dated older than I'd prefer, with ample head that hung on a while. Plenty of lace on side of tulip glass. Has a sweetness to it that does well with the citrusy edge to balance things out nicely. Moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel round this beer out. Would definitely drink more.
Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.33 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a great lace. The scent had hints of pine and sweet malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with pine being most present. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.
Nov 10, 2017
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Rated by jimpyle48 from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sampled from can
Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Malty, unbalanced, piney diminishing finish. Really enjoy the notch 9 double IPA, but as much as I like that dipa, I was disappointed in this one. Pass
Aug 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by braican from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by MattXT from Virginia

May 16, 2017
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Reviewed by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
What you know about bein' so nice, no one'll battle you...
Beat down metaphors, blow holes through ya parable...
But, don't play me for a chump, the flow is casual...
Street scene, that grew up gradual...
Flow is just powerful...
Blowin' a barrel through,
Ya lifestyle...
What's the price of your fame?
If it's your life, with your soul it's collateral...
Go at you lateral, lock zone on the annual...
How to be a Hunter, regard...
I'm holdin' the manual...
Denyin' the force, that's part of the order...
My mind's deep, when I speak, I triple the volume of water...
Brewers is weak, claimin' what they did to repeat
Consistency used to be a creed, now's it's just a figure of speech...
Codes are broken, with no repercussions to face...
This ain't a review, it's just deep discussions we lace...

Ha! Anyhow...
This one pours vibrant copper when held to the light, mixed with a bit of inner city smog and gas emojis. Proper lace and head for the duration of the enjoyment. Smell gives off hints of lawnmower dust in the arid summer air, tobacco leaf, grapefruit sprinkled with sugar, and Grandpa Stroehmann to boot. The taste is intensely bitter like the IPAs of yester-year, and it follows with honey-layered malt and ruby-red grapefruit. Feel is prickly, semi-chewy, and offers that tongue-smacking bitterness a lot of IPA fans adore. Unfortunately, It also offers up something akin to cigar clippings or, better yet, Red Man loose leaf. No, the Hunter never dabbled, but I did have a baseball coach that partook to the point of absurdity. Trust me on this one. This is like the Anne Hathaway of beers; at her peak, she caught your attention, but looking back, she was never anything special in the first place. LARRRGEā„¢.
Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by TooLucid from District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Decided to grab a six-pack at Shell. I noticed this on the "local" shelf. I was expecting to be satisfied but I figured it would be just another IPA. It is I suppose but it's quite well done. It was crisp and refreshing and had a distinct citrus character and nice hearty body, good lacing and such as well. I'll have to get it again.
Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Feb 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Britewood from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Good beer with Good body. Smooth to drink with a sharp bitter finish. Pine is definitely In the smell and taste, just a hint of biter grapefruit citrus typical of an IPA. Golden color with a white head.
Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by godawgs from Louisiana

Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2016
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Can poured into a cervoise appears copper in color with a soapy lightly khaki stained head that holds a finger strong fading slow leaving a wall of lace.

Aroma is herbal almost minty with pine and slight citrus, pulp and pith.

Taste is bitter grapefruit with a pine-like resinous cling and mild toasty to bready grain character. A touch of warming alcohol is notice across the back.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall not a bad brew.
Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by bitterandtwisted from England

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jul 03, 2016
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Reviewed by OldSwampy from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nice honey or dark apricot beer with a modest white head. Some lacing left behind. Nice nose of floral and fruity hops. Also a hint of bread. Taste follows suit, hoppy but with nice malts beneath. Could be even better perhaps if it were a bit softer, but I don't doubt some would prefer it as it is. Mouthfeel fairly plain, not as creamy as some. Great to have this available in cans. Can bottom reads "CANNED ON 03/02/16" and I had it on 7 June.
Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by briandaube from Delaware

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by AMCimpi from New York

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by JMUbrewz from Virginia

May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Bretribution from Virginia

Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is a fine IPA - but relatively standard. Relatively well balanced, though not malty and a sturdy hop profile that stands up if it isn't incredibly fresh. Nice, from the can, IPA from a solid local brewery.
Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.3 by Andnkuhn from Virginia

Mar 20, 2016
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Rated by cbdouglass from Maine

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Joe's Steakhouse - new restaurant I'm Staunton
Mar 17, 2016
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Reviewed by tsmith1nu from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned in January consumed in march out a teku glass
Good and heady pine on the nose. decent head retention. hints of citrus and maybe a little yeast on the nose.
The problem with the taste and mouth feel for me is that there is an overly yeast like taste and feel on the mouth. maybe this is because it is at the end of its shelf life (side note, totally my fault, this has been in my fridge for about a month). Leaves an after taste that coats the mouth. i'll need to wash this down. I'll try again with a fresh one and let you know how it goes.

Good, not great.
Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 2.99 by Seanecy from Virginia

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by qchic from Maryland

Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jan 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by Zaphog from Michigan

Nov 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Nov 23, 2015
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Can dated 10/14:
Pour is fairly clear dark golden. Head is fluffy white, lasting and lacing.
Nose is a mix of malt and hops that seems a bit muddled. Grain bread and with a light grassiness.

Taste is a bit of a surprise given the nose. I expected a bland offering, but the malt is actually fairly clean. The hops provide the bulk of the flavor in this beer. Bitter grassy more so than piney hops with a hint of metal - mostly in the aftertaste. Feel is a little heavier than I'd expect for a cleaner malt presence (maybe a "heavy cracker"), but carbonation levels nice.

This beer is bordering on ESB in bitter/malt balance, though maybe with American hops - maybe an ASB, though with a little extra baggage in feel.
Nov 18, 2015
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Reviewed by vabeerguy from Virginia

3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can (not sure if it is available in bottles) into a nonic glass. Hazy orange color. Smell is a little bit off-putting but not so much as to deter one from drinking the beer. Perhaps the beer is somewhat outdated but there was no way to tell.

The taste is more hop bitter than anything. No malt flavors at all. After taste is bitter.

The beer is not one of my favorite IPAs nor one of my favorites from this brewery (they have many that are really good). I may be in the minority here but I probably would not buy it again but would definitely drink it if offered to me.
Nov 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: A yellow amber in color, with a small amount of white head on top.

S: Orange peel, and citrus, with some light caramel.

T: Grapefruit, citrus peel, and a touch of pine. Some bread and caramel in the finish, with a nice long lingering citrus bitterness.

M: Medium in body, with medium carbonation

O: Overall a pretty standard IPA. Solid flavor, great bitterness, classic.
Nov 03, 2015
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Reviewed by HotBeerJosh from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Decent brew for anyone new to IPA's. Flavor is very mild, ABV is at 6.6. I've only seen it in cans. I have bought on a number of occasions because it is in a few of the local gas stations in the Virginia Area.
Oct 30, 2015
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Reviewed by breardon1776 from New York

3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Wasn't a big fan. An average IPA with nothing that popped for me. Great color but aroma, and taste fell short. I have a long list of other IPAs I'd rather drink. It does have a 88 IBU. I like there notch 9 Double IPA better.(100 IBU)
Oct 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

Oct 11, 2015
Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 121 ratings