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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our Rhye IPA bulls its way into our lineup because we love really hoppy beers and were looking for an opportunity to play with rye malt and add a boatload of hops. Would rhino enjoy the big flavor? We donít know, but let us know if you find out.


fishonmyplane's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Earthy, dry malt backbone. Peppery spice notes, high bitterness. Pine, spruce, orange rind.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (796) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore ramato, schiuma fine e abb persistente. Aroma di biscotto, crosta di pane, erbaceo, resinoso. Al palato corpo rotondo, gradevole con sentori di biscotto, cracker, caramello accennato che virano su un amaro tagliente erbaceo, di erba appena tagliata e resinoso. Anche prossima alla scadenza Ť in buona forma e soddisfacente

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2015
It pours amber with aromas of rye, citrus, and plums, It has a citrus and rye flavors with floral accents and dark fruit flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
6ROW (435) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Dark copper pour with a medium white head. Standard IPA hop aromas , the peppery Rye malt works great with the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6488) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
bottle ambrata velata schiuma media grossolana non molto persistente buona nota maltata lieve caramello discreto nota luppolata agrumata buon amaro

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3781) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2015
12oz bottle from Beermerchants.com. Reddish amber brown, good head. Flowery grain resin malt aroma. Flowery boiled sweet vanilla rye hop and malt flavour. Bitter citrus aftertaste. Big complex flavours, I prefer my IPAs more bitter & simple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lmastr (58) - Norma, ITALY - JUL 9, 2015
A great beer made with rye. Itís mostly an IPA with not a huge hoppy ending, but what makes it really interesting is its wonderful aroma and its beautiful body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1418) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Rye, when used in combination of the right hops, can be a nice additive to an IPA. It imparts spicy, bready flavor not even found in the Noble hops. So few breweries seem to get the combination of rye, malts and hops done well, but once in a while they do. Case in point: Smuttynose Rhye IPA which is flavorful, well-balanced and highly drinkable.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a best by date of 8/2/15 and cost $3.39 ($0.28 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark rusty copper hue with an extremely cloudy body. Pours to an average sized, off-white, foamy head that retains and laces pretty well.

Smell: Lemon lollipop and other citrusy scents, though rye is also present. A bit of an odd combination.

Taste: You probably wouldnít eat grapefruit with toasted rye bread, yet those are flavors that seem to work well in beer form. Lemony hop flavor is noticeable immediately (though it seems closer to yellow lollipop Ė usually a sign of oxidation). Quickly followed by caramel sweetness and a hint of toffee. Through the middle comes significant bitterness, though itís remarkably tame even at 89 IBUs. The rye stands out on the finish with a light spicy sensation and a bit of a bready flavor. I even detect a bit of coffee in this palette (itís the aromatic malt). Overall, everything works quite well to make for a fun and interesting drink.

Drinkability: At 7.7% ABV, Smuttynose Rhye IPA is arguably a double version of the style, though it drinks like a traditional single edition. The mouthfeel is not too heavy; well carbonated so as to prevent it from being cloying, but still weighty enough so that itís not exactly crushable. A bit of a dry lingering sensation on the tongue, but itís tolerable. A good beer to pair with a savory dinner.

Score: 8/10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. shared with JFK10000. Pours dark yellow to orange with huge white head. Caramel malts, fruity and sweet, yeasty as well. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1322) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
355ml bottle. Dark copper body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, pine, caramel, rye bread. A bit too boozy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (700) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
Hazy amber color, big tan head. Malty nose, caramel, wort, peppery notes, hint of grapefruit. Sweet taste, malty, ripe fruit, light bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.


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