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Smartmouth Rule G IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Rule G is the railroad industry’s policy against drinking on the job. With tracks running right into the brewery, we spite Rule G daily. Unfiltered and outrageously dry-hopped, this beer has a big hop nose and a dry clean finish that accentuates its citrus and grapefruit undertones. It is a bold beer that can stand up to bold flavors.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TySpurs90 (3) - - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
A weak IPA with no hops and abounding in citrus flavor with a strange body. Some weird floral notes exude out of the beers. Not an expected experience from an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2168) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at the hotel bar is a nice surprise. Pours golden, translucent, white head that leaves big lacing trail. Pine and citrus, moderate bitterness. A decent solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 5, 2015
On tap at Abbey Road in Virginia Beach, VA. Lightly hazy, amber gold with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Fairly mild aroma with orange, tropical fruit, spruce and caramel. Taste of citrus, pine, tropical fruit and caramel, all blended well together-- I.e., nothing stands out, but it's all there in a fine balance. Medium body and medium carbonation. A decent IPA, but not a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2439) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
pours an amber gold with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and bitter piney hops, taste follows. A bit too much malt for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1487) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
12 oz can The IPA poured with a super huge head that filled the glass. There was nice lacing down the glass into the cloudy amber ale. You are greeted with floral aroma of the dry hopping with pine and spruce. The IPA had a medium body with above average carbonation. This is an easy drinking ale that has much to please to hoppy ale lover. Well timed bitterness sweeps the taste buds, concluding the swallow with a clean dry finish. It would add to the desription of the ale if the brewery listed how long was the dry hopping process on the fermented ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (324) - - JAN 7, 2015
Tastes really big. I don’t what it is but it reminds me of a double ipa. Lots of pine and ripe tropical fruit. Sweet malty backbone. Really bitter but balanced. Another great beer from Norfolk!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
orflaw (1) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Nice basic IPA. Little heavy without a real interesting feature for my tastes. Unfiltered.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (514) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Poured from a tap. Well-poured so minimal head but outstanding lacing. Dark golden and just a bit cloudy. Not much of a nose but great taste, crisp grapefruit and just the right amount of bitter. Good choice for #400!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft malt on the nose with a faint touch of hops. Medium bodied, big and toasty. Gentle bitterness comes through pretty nicely on the finish. Very short transition from body to finish. Easy drinking, lots of earthy bitterness on the back end. Tasty enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
12 oz can. 7.0%. (Grape & Gourmet) Virginia Beach, VA.
Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet malt, caramel, resiny hops and mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet and strong bitter hoppy. Resiny hops and caramel sweetness. Strong and tasty. And the can looks very nice.


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