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 vkv822:
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vkv822 from Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz : tulip

Clear orange with a thick, foamy, slightly off white head and thick lacing.

Grassy, floral hops with some faint rye backing. Subdued.

Not unpleasant, but very subdued, really kind of bland. Light grassy notes primarily, faint crackery malt, very little rye.

Medium body, fizzy, somewhat pronounced carbonation.

Meh, nothing unpleasant, but also quite forgettable.

Mar 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
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BJasny from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jan 31, 2013
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Ljoreilly from Georgia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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%

Jul 28, 2013
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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

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Jun 06, 2013
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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

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Dec 03, 2013
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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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irongator from Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Aug 06, 2013
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TX-Badger from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

May 21, 2014
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tubeyes from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28%

Feb 02, 2013
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Tiernan from Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

Feb 16, 2013
Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 83 ratings