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:
121
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 01, 2018
Added:
Nov 15, 2012
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  37
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Ratings by TooLucid:
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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
More User Ratings:
 
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 SouthCrescent 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 California

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. LARRRGE™.
Mar 12, 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