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Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Kind Ryed IPAKind Ryed IPA

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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 19
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Frost-Mountain-Brew on 10-07-2013)
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Reviews by Pahn:
Photo of 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.

Pahn, Jan 12, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a clouded golden copper orange hue, with a thicket of off white head, intricate even lacing. Aroma has citrus bursts, apricot, hints of mango...hints of biscuit malt and dry yeast components. Let's see how it tastes, bitter, bitter, and oh yeah bitter. A wave of hops, big bitterness, lacks cohesiveness with a malt profile a bit of spicy rye in the backend, but more or less a wave of hops and finishes with bitter resins and dry yeast notes. Bottled 10/28/13 they have a bit of time on them but I think these bottles are just a bit over the top with dry hop bitterness, lacks malt sweetness, and balance. There is the spicy rye grassiness that only adds to the earthy bitterness and vegetal garlic/onion notes I'm getting it's like chewing on an everything bagel at this point. Mouthfeel completely drying bitterness, my mouth is a desert, waves of lingering bitterness ample soft carbonation resinous medium bodied ale. Overall, I appreciate the hops, but this cat who used to brew at DFH, needs to go do an internship on the West Coast to learn how to tame the hops or keep brewing collaborations with Lawson's Finest!!!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on 10/28/13.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with an average white head. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Real nice hop aroma on this one backed up by ample rye malt. Lots of the spiciness I enjoy in a rye IPA. Bit of a sweetness to it, and a touch of booze.

T: Delicious flavor on this one. Hits you with a dose of hop bitterness that is soon overpowered by rye goodness. Hops pop back in for the aftertaste and remind you its an IPA. Nice roastiness to the malts which rarely make it through the hop of an IPA.

M: Medium body with slightly low carbonation. Nice nectar like quality I look for in IPA's. Finish is dry and mostly crisp with a touch of hop stickiness.

Overall I'm really impressed and will be headed back for more than a single bottle. Definitely worth a try by any rye fan or hophead.

CloudStrife, Nov 13, 2013
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Big fluffy white head. Pulpy and cloudy, almost opaque orange brew. Solid head retention and thick lacing.

Citrus hops and caramel malt. Grapefruit, mango, honey, good fruity aroma. Light pepper.

Bite of spice and rye, followed by a wave of hops: mostly tropical, following the nose, but also a hint of light citrus. Biscuity caramel malt backbone, complementing the rye.

Fairly dry, easily drinkable, but a big dose of hops with massive lasting flavor means you could gulp, but will probably savor.

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.