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Smuttynose Short Batch #15- Rye IPA


Brewed by Smuttynose Brewing Company
Hampton, New Hampshire USA
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) | Ratings: 22 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 7%
The beer uses our best-selling Finest Kind IPA as template, but a few key changes make this beer quite different. 1) We tweaked the grain bill adding 30% rye malt and swapped Aromatic malt for C-60. Rye adds a spicy note while Aromatic malt adds a more subtle flavor than C-60 but increases malt aroma. 2) We lowered the mash rest temperature a few degrees, giving the final beer less body and more drinkability. 3) We jacked up the dry hopping to four times the level of Finest Kind. You know what that means, big aroma in your olfactory. See you Thursday, and yes, we will be pouring samples so you can try before you buy. Cheers! The Stat Box 7.0% abv 65 IBU Malts: North American 2-Row, Rye Malt, Crisp Pale Ale, Aromatic Hops: Bittering-Magnum, Flavor-Amarillo and Simcoe, Dry Hop: Simcoe and Amarillo Yeast: WLP-001 White Labs American Ale Yeast Batch size: 25 barrels

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