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Smartmouth Rule G IPA
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


2.9
   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 (419) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
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 (6743) - 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 (7353) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy orange amber, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint, citra, tropical, citrus, a bit dank. Flavor follows, light plus sweet, medium bitter, a bit harsh. Medium body, silky mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
On draft at Smartmouth. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is some grapefruit hops with bits of caramel and citrus. Flavor is similar- nice backbone to a caramel and citrus IPA. Light to medium in body and nice IPA overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5063) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Draft at Oceans and Ale in Williamsburgh. A nice golden orange that has some haziness. A creamy orange hued foam. Only a little nose but it seems to be citrus. Pine flavors with caramel first. Citrus fruit after that. Grapefruit bitterness. This seems fresh. A hint of cinnamon spice. Midglass I begin to taste tropical fruit. This is well done..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (94) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
I’m a local. This beer is fantastic coming out of Norfolk VA. Nice dry, citrus hops. Similar to many California IPA s. Its very drinkable. Enjoy. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Citrus aroma with grapefruit and citrus rind. Cloudy caramel colour with a creamy well laced head. A pleasant taste slightly bitter with an oily citrus rind palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3361) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Poured a medium orange, slight haze, slight but lasting head. Big pine and grapefruit hop aroma, with a resinous note. Biscuity body is enough to hold up against a huge hop finish, loads of pine, grapefruit, and tangerine citrus. Lingering bitterness. An aggressive IPA - I liked this - and I have high hopes for this brewery.


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