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Smuttynose Short Batch #15- Rye IPA

Smuttynose Short Batch #15- Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Looks and smells like a good IPA, but the addition of rye to the grain bill adds the classic rye spiciness that I really like. Needed a few more hops and not well carbonated, but still pretty good...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1466) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft. Light amber, cloudy, thin head. Strong rye aroma, medium body, lots of flavor, very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft at Rattle. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity citrus, light rye malts, grapefruit, and hints of pine. Fresh and bright and pretty damn good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Nice pale ale here. Smells like tangerine. Malt well-integrated. Light orange pour with ogod head and lacing. Bitter finish. Average carbonation. Nice mouthful. On tap at Novare Res.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1377) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at Good Beer, NYC, pours a light golden orangish color with a small head. Nose is citrus and bhoppy. Taste is full if woody citrus, pine and resin with nice bitterness. Finishes is dry and ends on the same tasting notes with a moderate to long ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1334) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at Good Beer in NYC. Pours a hazy golden with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is bitter sweet, of hops, citrus, rye, resin, and toasty caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Drinkable, tasty IPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2013 22oz bottle from Party Source, labeled "Rhye IPA" (with a rhino on it). Shared with friends. Hazy vibrant orange color, thin off-white head. Leaves good lace. Nice big orange-citrus hop flavor. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Good full body. Lightly dry finish. Flavor is a nice balance of citrusy grassy hop and spicy tingly bready rye malt. Moderate to stronger bitter taste, little sweet. Tasty, satisfying rye IPA. Friends liked it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Tap at sam’s. deep orange pour with thick meringue creamy off white head. Nose is very fresh, herbal, light cannabis notes, green hops (but not overly so-just smells like a freshly crushed hop). Flavor is moderately bitter, lightly sweet, very herbal, earthy, fresh citrus, rye. A wonderful beer. I’m thankful for Smuttynose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
(750ml bottle) cloudy/pulpy rich orange, almost glows, offwhite spare head, pretty color makes up for it. Nose of candied citrus peels, orange pulp, lightly spicy rye, agave, cane sugar. Taste of spicy rye, grapefruit but well balanced by the malt, biscuit, agave, earthy and peppercorns. Medium-to-thick body, light carbonation, dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft at Capone’s, as a sample, then a pint. Pours turbid golden with white head and well-retained and copious lace. Nose is rye malty, with resiny hops, fruit. Tastes of rye malt and resiny hops up front, some mid-palate fruit and funky Simcoey notes, and an overall complex flavor and finish with a complex mouthfeel.


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