27 March 2017
HAMPTON, N.H.—From one-time offering to seasonal to all year-round. Beginning April 3, Smuttynose Brewing Company’s malted-rye IPA, Rhye IPA, will be available in six and 12 packs of 12 oz. bottles and draft all year-round wherever Smuttynose Brewing Company beers are sold.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to Rhye IPA when we first introduced it in our Big Beer Series,” said Peter Egelston, founder and president of Smuttynose Brewing Company. “We added it to the seasonal rotation, but consumers, wholesalers, and retailers alike still asked about it, so making it a full-time offering seemed like an obvious next step.”
Rhye IPA uses a variety of malts, including North American 2-Row, Rye, Aromatic, and Cararye malts. Magnum hops were used for bittering, and Falconer’s Flight and Citra were added for flavor and dry-hopping. Officially, the ABV comes in at 6.9% and 71 IBUs.