Smartmouth Rule G IPA
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.

Braudog's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the brewery’s tasting room. Bright and full of amber-orange color and well topped with a creamy head. This drinks with all the characteristics you’d expect of a dry-hopped IPA, rolling with some good citric flavors, finishing clean and dry. Well done. (#4817, 11/10/2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1403) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (251) - - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (463) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7787) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3974) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5266) - 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..

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