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Rule G India Pale Ale
- Smartmouth Brewing Company
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(Beer added by: clayrock81 on 11-15-2012)
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| Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Growler filled at brewery on 11/16. Consumed on 11/17. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
A - Amber in color with a full finger of off white head. Head lingers. Leaves splotchy lacing on sides of glass. No cloudiness or sediment.
S - Mildly fragrant. Peach, melon, and hint of malts.
T - Peach/apricot, bready malts, and a nutty flavor. Fruit flavors underwhelming and overshadowed by heavy malt backbone. Finish is harsh with an unplesant bitter onion flavor. Also, ABV is not masked.
M - High carbonation. Unremarkable.
O - Very unsatisfying. Taste is uncharacteristic of an IPA and finish is unpleasant. ABV stands out too much for a single IPA. Not recommended.
Serving type: growler
11-25-2013 01:41:20 |
More by Duane_Opfer
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap at No Frill Grill in Norfolk, VA. Nice foamy head. White. Golden yellow appearance. Cloudy. But not murky. Good head retention.
Classic IPA aroma. I asked the server if Firestone double jack was available and what was the deal with smartmouth. The server offered a sample of both double jack and smartmouth ipa. I opted for the smartmouth as it reminded me more of my fresh homebrewed ipa.
Pine and citrus. A good balance between the two. Fruity tropical.
Nice and dry so that the hops shine. Just enought malt to hold the palette for the hops to show up. Very fresh. Totally hop. Clean bitter finish. Floral. I could have more than two. The brewery is around the block.
Currently living in Boston, I was home in Norfolk for the holidays. My benchmark of hopiness is fresh heady topper and then my own ipas. This beer was delicious. Its freshness makes a huge advantage. I couldn't have asked for more.
I plan to visit Smartmouth next time I'm in town.
This brewery makes an excellent ipa.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2013 04:26:01 |
More by nniicckkww
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A clearish dark gold with good head and left lace rings down the glass. Piney citric hops with very mild malts meet my nose, a classic IPA aroma. Light to medium bodied with a crisp and very light spicy mouthfeel, this beer packs a soapy, citric hop punch that comes close to grapelike. Perhaps my one gripe, if one could call it that, that this beer is somewhat lighter than most IPAs (I will not say watery) and the hops are the only item of the brew that really stick out. A good IPA that just needs a little balance in my opinion, as the basically hop-only taste leads to a somewhat awkard finish (my notes say "slimey" but that isn't accurate). My apologies for not listing the ABV, but I do remember it is typical of a standard IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2012 13:07:03 |
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Rule G India Pale Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
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