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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3120) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
tap at deep ellum. hop profile reminds me of daisy cutter. some nice juicy citrus and grapefruit, touch of tangerine sweetness, fresh cut flowers. taste is toasted caramel, some rye malts and resiny hop bitterness. alc well hidden. gets a tad doughy as it warms. good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. I’ve been seeing a lot of rye IPAs lately, and it’s an experiment that requires careful mixing. Unfortunately, this brew provides a slightly acidic aftertaste that prevents this from being a real enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange. Leave behind great lacing and a thin cap of white atop.

Aroma: An even steven nose full of pine and citrus essence, peach.

Taste: Peach, light toffee, a little citrus tartness with a earthy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Everything I look for in an IPA is in this beer. Well done. It wasn’t what I expected at all based on my many encounters with Rye IPAs over the years. While had some Rye spiciness, the hops were the start of this show.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Light floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Quick sweet beginning with a mix of resin and citrus buyer finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Tap. Pours cloudy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is heavy lemon and citrus, bread and cookie malts, floral hops, and faint spice. Flavor is heavy citrus esters, fresh hops (light bitterness) and seer malt; crisp, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9069) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy pale orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and resin hops, biscuit and cracker malt, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, malt background and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft. Hazy light amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, orange/grapefruit, some rye. Taste is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit/orange, rye. Medium body, some resin.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft. Murky brown color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine, spice. Taste of dusty pine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2036) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at the British Beer Company. Pours a deep amber color with a smallish off white head that displays moderate retention. Smells of spicy rye and resinous hops mostly. Bits of bread and caramel malt peak through to provide a hint of balance. The flavor is heavier on the malt than the aroma suggested. Bready honey like malt sweetness balanced nicely with the spice of the rye and a mildly aggressive pine and resin. Lingering spice and resin left on the palette long after each sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Very nice beer, I really enjoyed it, I wish I would have schlepped over to the brewery when they were selling bottles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Draft at pOny with Brendan. Pours a deep amber body with white lacig. Aroma is fresh pine and grass. Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing with notes of sweet pone, light citrus and resin. A bit of bitterness in the finish, but overall a nice enjoyable IPA.


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