Smooth Ryed
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Rye Beer
3.32 | pDev: 14.76%
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 83 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TX-Badger:
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TX-Badger from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

May 21, 2014
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Mar 09, 2013
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BeerDocT from Georgia

3.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance 3.25: Attractive coppery gold color. Completely translucent. Smallish 1/4" head.

Smell 3.50: Good bouquet. Malty, grainy, with a nice warming sensation.

Taste 4.0: Front is slightly sweet with a very brief hint of hops. Middle is thick and malty. Semi-sweet with a slightly dry and spicy twang. Finish also has that pleasant spiciness and showcases a tasty, hoppy, alkaline hint along with very brief flashes of malt and caramel. Aftertaste is short, dry and refreshing.

Mouthfeel 3.75: A bit too bubbly. Less bubbles would have made it feel more like an ale, but this level makes it sort of strange, an in-between kind of beer sensation.

Overall 3.75: Probably the best rye beer I have tasted. It is not perfect by any means, but is good at what it attempts to do: create a refreshing, "seasonal" (the box said that, not me) brew. Sessionable and probably great with food, there is no hint of its 6.3% ABV. A sleeper, a surprise and worth purchasing if you see it.

Jul 09, 2013
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lighthabit from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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alexipa from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark but crystal clear red with a white fluffy head that sticks all the way down.

S: Not much to speak of, malty and slight hops. Very feint peppery rye scent.

T: Strong caramel malt back end with a feint piney hop bite. The rye character is here, but I'd really like more of it, this tastes a tad watery.

M: Medium to light bodied, but with a nice carbonated character. Fairly watery for my tastes.

O: Not bad at all, a good session ale. I wouldn't buy it again but would gladly drink many more!

Mar 01, 2013
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schopenhauerale from Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jun 27, 2013
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zkoehn from Wisconsin

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soonerlight from Oklahoma

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

May 28, 2013
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strongaf from Washington

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Feb 09, 2013
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kew from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Feb 24, 2013
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Mar 26, 2013
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blindpiggie from Colorado

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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

May 31, 2013
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N3rdM3t4l from Oregon

3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from a Beervana Brewers Case.

A: somewhat agressive pour got a finger width head that fell to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass. Super clear amber color. Pretty much what I expected, about the color of a rye whiskie.

S: pretty hop foreward nose. American hop varities I am getting herbal citrusy notes. Cascades I think, can't find the rye in there. The hops dominate but aren't overpowering. A little sweetness in there.

T: simmilar to the nose. lots of grassy slightly citrusy hops. Tasteing orange rind. Can't really identify the rye as rye. The hops are a little heavy handed but not bad. Finishes a little bitter, the hops linger for a while on the tongue and throat.

M: a good smooth medium body with enough carbonation to keep it interesting.

O: not bad, refreshing, a little hoppy but I can deal. Almost a rye.P.A. I have 2 bottles left they will go quick.

Jan 19, 2013
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bluckbeyes from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Feb 14, 2013
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SocalKicks from California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jan 23, 2013
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Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Aug 11, 2013
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Bigben0328 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jun 23, 2013
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Ispeakforthetrees from Colorado

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Mar 10, 2013
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maxcoinage from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up for $0.99 as a single at a local liquor store. Figured I'd give it a try since I am a fan of Rye beers.

Poured 12 oz bottled into tulip glass with a nice inch and a half head that took it's time to settle and left some nice lacing on the glass. Color is a deep orangish / red.

Aroma is quite pleasant - getting caramel/biscuity and some citrus

Taste - a bit of a bitter hop flavor balanced out with some rye / malt. The after taste is somewhat unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Medium Carbonation and body

Overall - Decent beer, nothing to write home about but at least trying for a dollar. Wouldn't pick up a sixer of this though

Aug 15, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 83 ratings