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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In craft beer, there are almost as many bad rye puns as there are bad hop puns; Smuttynose is happy to spare you from more of either. Instead, we’ll tell you about our new Big Beer, Rhye IPA. We brewed it because we like drinking hoppy American-style beers and we wanted a chance to brew with rye. The rest, as they say, is history. The result is a 7% hoppy IPA, with rye spiciness and big hop character. This beer will really get under your armor…
The image on the Rhye IPA label is a famous drawing of an Indian rhinoceros by 16th century German painter and printmaker, Albrecht Dürer. Dürer had never seen the creature before and created the drawing based on one deScription and a crudely scribbled sketch.

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4.1
Thomas1 (40) - - AUG 6, 2015
bottle from beeritz Leeds. Cloudy deep amber. lasting white head. Nose of toffee and cedar. A equal balance of pine, tangerine, pineapple and toffee malt but with a distinctive finish of caramel. A real complex ale a ding dang do!

3.6
jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Hazy deep amber and copper body and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rye, deep resinous and piney hops, some oatmeal and other specialty grains and a deep sweet smell from tropical fruits. Medium-bodied; Assertive grain and rye flavours up front with a good dose of hops and bitterness right behind, all with a smooth texture and good balance of malt to hops. Aftertaste shows the rye coupled with the herbal bitterness with almost no sweetness at all. Overall, a well-balanced rye-based IPA with a good level of hoppiness and a nice balance, but without some of the other complexities of yeast and sweetness noticeable. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$2,06 sampled at home in Washington on 04-August-2015.

3.6
danielecamo (839) - 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 è in buona forma e soddisfacente

3.3
hman43 (1751) - 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
6ROW (473) - 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
daniele (9573) - 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
JohnRMurdoch (5004) - 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
lmastr (59) - Norma, ITALY - JUL 9, 2015
A great beer made with rye. It’s 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
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, 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 wouldn’t 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 – usually a sign of oxidation). Quickly followed by caramel sweetness and a hint of toffee. Through the middle comes significant bitterness, though it’s 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 (it’s 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 it’s not exactly crushable. A bit of a dry lingering sensation on the tongue, but it’s tolerable. A good beer to pair with a savory dinner.

Score: 8/10

3.6
Iznogud (4111) - 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.


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