Rule G India Pale Ale | Smartmouth Brewing Company

Rule G India Pale AleRule G India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
43.5%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 115 ratings
Rule G India Pale AleRule G India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
smartmouthbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by clayrock81 on 11-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,341
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
115
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
10.47%
Alströms:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of jimpyle48
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from can

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
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

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Photo of braican
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
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„¢.

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Photo of TooLucid
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Britewood
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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Photo of godawgs
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSwampy
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of briandaube
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCimpi
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bretribution
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldn00b
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cbdouglass
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Joe's Steakhouse - new restaurant I'm Staunton

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Photo of tsmith1nu
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of Seanecy
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qchic
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 43.5% out of 100 with 115 ratings
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