Once a one-time offering in the brewery's Big Beer Series lineup, then introduced as a seasonal selection and now available year-round, Smutty's Rhye IPA is an India pale ale brewed with rye malt. Based off the brewery's Finestkind IPA, but tweaked to include 30% rye malt, in addition to a few other small changes, it's a flavorful beer that still manages to show great harmony between the hop, malt and rye characteristics. Spicy notes of black pepper, rye and resinous pine unfold throughout, grounded by a malty core of light caramel and nutty, toasty bread flavors that are smooth and satisfying. A pleasant bitterness and spicy rye character lingers long on the dry finish.
12 oz/6 pack
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Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
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