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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Smooth Ryed has an appetizing mid-range amber color with an aroma that is derived from a pound per barrel of whole Centennial hops in the hopjack, kettled by UK Kent Golding pellets. Smooth Ryed is brewed with a variety of malts, including a spicy rye and chocolate malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear deep copper with a foamy beige head. Deep inhale reveals spicy chocolate. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor comes first as chocolate, then with rye spice, then something like the leftover flavor of sucking baking chocolate. Finishes pretty bitter - in a sort of chocolate way. Weíre not talking Hersheys here, just that bitterness associated with chocolate. Very good ale. But it would be much nicer were it imperialized. Hint. Hint.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
355ml bottle. This is a putrid beer, tastes like vinegar and bile, not sour just pukey and garbagey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big light brown head. There are spicy rye malt and chocolate notes to the nose but thereís also this funky, fruity, almost bubblegum like smell to the aroma which is strange. Spicy, rye, caramel, somewhat bready, bitter, weird grassy/herbal hoppy flavor. Really kind of an unpleasant beer that I really didnít want to finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty disappointing rye ale. Not sure of age - got to the store 8 weeks ago. Definite metallic off putting edge to the aroma and flavor that kinda kills the rest. The centennial hops and rye are hidden way down there. Toasted malt and baseball bat is not so great."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange amber pour with white head that fades quick, aroma brought notes of some slight rye, sour grain, hints of toffee, caramel, biscuit, slight spice. Taste is a mix of slight rye, lemon, caramel, toffee, hints of grain, bread, slight spice, caramel notes finishing dry. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with a thick beige head and a spice and chocolate aroma. There is a bitter rye malt flavor with some chocolate. The individual tastes donít blend very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
lightly effervescent clear copper with a short to medium-sized tan head. moderately fruity esters and American hop citrus juice make up the nose. thereís a likable sweet peach and lemon juice Centennial aroma with a smidgin of pine resin and a growing scent of mold (is that the goldings in the aroma?) and cleaning solution, the alcohol becoming more apparent as it breathes. the malt seems to be muted by the dry hopping, and I would think this would be a malt-driven beer from the name and description, even seeing American hops included. medium body with a fairly basic caramel and bread character (crusts, seeds, etc.). medium to medium-high bitterness, most pronounced when the malt thins late. overall itís decent, no glaring flaws, only a touch of vitamin / mineral yeast, and if memory serves this is cleaner than most of their other recent tries. sweet and hoppy, a little simple, could do well to bring down the bittering hops and the sweetness, though at 6.3% it does seem lighter than itís weight, which again is atypical of Bridgeport.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and earth aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with caramel and light earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to Hiromi. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A fruity and grainy nose. The flavor is big rye, meaty at times, fresh piny hops, some lingering sweetness. A bit odd altogether but nice overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7364) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (grass, apricot, resin), moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of cotton candy. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Not that enjoyable...starts off with a weird candyish note and overly strong raw yeast presence in the nose. The thick/sticky/syrupy sweetness in the mouth doesnít go away after swallowing, and the combo of sourness and somewhat dirty aftertaste makes things kinda unpleasant. A pretty clunky brew.

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