Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Cloudy yellow-orange. Tight streaks of lacing, good head retention.
Smell: Not very in your face. Mainly a soft greenhouse pungency. Smells like you're in an Olympic sized swimming pool, and someone is smoking some legitimate weed across the large room. Also has a slight wet dog thing happening that I'm not on board with.
Taste: Nice and dank. I'd heard there would be some tropical fruit flavor (maybe from the Centennial? Or the Apollo, a hop about which I know nothing). The earthy weed-like flavor from the Chinook and Simcoe is in full force, just as I like it. Undercurrents of pine and lime (edit: Google tells me that Apollo has a strong citrus profile; maybe that's where the lime is coming from?). Malt backbone has a cracker character to it, and while at first I was going to say "rye 'spiciness' is either indistinguishable from dryness, or not present at all," it becomes increasingly noticeable deeper in the glass, and works.
Like the nose, the volume is not turned up particularly high, but the Chinook/Simcoe earthiness cuts deep, which is very enjoyable. Refreshing beer, and drinks like 4%, not 6.5%. Strangely seasonal... maybe the lack of sweetness or outright fruit flavors gives it a nice Winter feel. Would have again, especially fresh, but even at almost 2 months out it's *very* solid.
Mouthfeel: Soft, medium bodied. Low/medium dryness, but sort of an airiness throughout. Moderate carbonation, and a good perceived bitterness. Very nice.
Overall: Exceptional beer, greater than the sum of its parts (though the dank Chinook/Simcoe assault is the emphatic leader of said parts). Drinkability = 5, could kill a 6 pack of this in the right situation, no problem.
I don't know if Otter Creek was holding back on us or if they learned a lot from Sean Lawson while making Double Dose. Don't care; if they keep making beers like this (and at this price!) I will buy the shit out them.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 23:59:14 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear, light amber color with a bubbly, white froth of a head. The head settles to a nice thin layer of bubbles and some decent lacing on the glass.
S: Floral, spicy, piney hops with a mellow malt profile of fresh bread and more rye spice.
T: Soft doughy malt notes with a crisp, dry bite of floral, spicy and pine hop notes. More dry grains and a finish of bitter and spicy rye notes.
M: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a noticeable breath of alcohol.
O: Otter creek is on the mark with this beer it has a great flavor and balance with a good hit of spiciness. Taste is clean and fresh. I would certainly try this again.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:38:12 | More by scottbrew4u
Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.