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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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BA SCORE
91
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680 Ratings
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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 30
Gots: 102 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Frost-Mountain-Brew on 10-07-2013

A big, unfiltered American IPA built to accompany the big Eastern Winter. Just like an epic bluebird day follows a snow storm, a peppery build from the Rye-malt accompanies glorious hop notes of pine, citrus and fresh grass.
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Ratings: 680 | Reviews: 104
Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with a two finger, pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic soapy lacing on the way down.

Slightly earthy floral hop aroma that's bursting with juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some resinous oil, fresh cut grassy and sticky pine needle but the sweeter fruit notes really stand out. Prominent grapefruit and citrus rind along with some mango, papaya, pineapple and blood orange. The hop presence is balanced by a faint pale malt presence with hints of bread, faint caramel and grainy graham cracker. Smells very good but could use a stronger earthy/resinous character.

Medium body with dry, earthy bitterness lingering over sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes and a faint pale malt backbone into a sweet, slightly dry finish. Some grassy pine needle, spruce tip and sticky resinous oils countered by prominent fruit sweetness and pale biscuit malt. The juicy tropical and citrus fruit notes really stand out with hints of juicy grapefruit, mango, pineapple, curaçao and blood orange. The sweet clementine, naval orange and tangerine notes are strongest providing the hop profile with delicious flavor. Perfectly balanced by a pale malt backbone with hints of biscuit, cracker, a touch of spicy rye and subtle caramel sweetness. This beer could use a little more earthy bitterness but is otherwise an excellently balanced, flavorful beer that is dangerously drinkable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
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!!!

Photo of CloudStrife
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Guess2814
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The sticker on the bottle is cool beans.. This IPA is great! You can smell and taste the hops right out the bottle.. This beer should definitely be rated higher.. I think Otter Creek nail it with this one..The hops linger in your mouth.. I'm bios when it comes to IPAs but this is just a good beer to have.. Cheers!!!!

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottle just from Craft Beer Cellar. Great rye,and tons and tons of it, though the hopping is there it’s so-so. Good drinkability nevertheless.

Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

At two months old, this IPA still has plenty of hop character, and the malt is not overpowering. Very tasty. Good balance, and an interesting hop profile.

Photo of faulkster4
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

lacks depth but generally tasty

Photo of bsm789
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely my favorite Otter Creek beer (besides Double Dose). Kind of like a stronger Red's Rye, but with that distinct northeast IPA finish.

A: Slightly hazy, light orange, not as hazy or bright as some other northeast IPA's I've had, but a nice looking beer.

S: Rye and citrus, with a pine smell that gets stronger as it warms. Not overpowering.

T: Tons of pine and rye, with some grapefruit in there. Bitter finish with lots of rye that fades quickly to more pine and bitterness.

M: Light, but with the amount of rye in here anything heavier might be a little much.

O: A really nice rye IPA, not quite as good as the big 3 of VT brewers, but I'm nitpicking. Definitely pick this up if you can (I think it'll be distributed farther than Double Dose was, and at 9 bucks a six pack you can't go wrong)

Photo of mjstacker
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This isn't very good. Double Dose is outstanding and the new Pale is also pretty good. This just isn't for me, malty and sweet, very not good.

Photo of sjones5045
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an insane white head. Orange hazy look the bottom of that large white head. Very nice hoppy citrus smell that is very impressive for an IPA. The taste is very nice. The rye is very present and impressively is fairly smooth. As it warms it actually seems to have a bit less taste but its still enough there to make this very enjoyable. Overall, it's a very drinkable tasty rye IPA.q

Photo of weiserr
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is radiant orange with a decent head and limited clarity. An average amount of lacing remains on the glass after consumption. The smell is black pepper, lemon, and grass. More of the same in the taste with additional notes of citrus, pumpernickel grain, and spice. While not the biggest fan of Rye IPAs, I do enjoy the kick this one provides. The finish is semi-dry and very bitter, but I'm not complaining. Reasonably executed.

Photo of Mongrel
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a finger of white head that dissipates to a sudsy film and then lingers.

Real clean grassy smell, with a touch of citrus and berry.

Taste follows nose - grass, lemon, tangerine, pine. Light caramel center. Orange/tangerine coats the tongue and plays nice with the caramel malt. Touch of pepper from the rye.

Mouthfeel is medium with a little added body from the rye. A bit of that rustic wheat mouthfeel, but actually pretty sophisticated. Long, dry finish.

Overall, really well executed rye and citrus elements. Some strawberry and watermelon starts to emerge too. Crisp and refreshing. Would definitely enjoy again.

Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of citrus, hops, some pine. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruits, some bitterness, a bit of pine, finishes dry and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 27, 2013.

It pours a murky looking amber-orange color with a full white head that sits on the top for most of the session and leaves clinging lace as it fades.

The aroma screams IPA more than rye grain with its wonderfully aromatic floral hop note intertwined with orange esters. Some sweetness.

The body is medium and smooth.

The orange citrus notes are also abundant in the flavor but the rye grains attack from the rear in cahoots with a sweet melted caramel army. The sweetness is remarkable for an IPA but not off-putting. I could drink this one often and regularly.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dark, orange glow with a dense clarity and strong feverish pitch of effervesce. A two finger, dairy white colored foam head with good standing sits atop with a very good resilience. Strong foamy messy lace band.

S: Freshly sliced grapefruit, dry barley and rye bread, dry orange and some background herbal hops. A bit of trailing grassy-flowery hops with an average helping.

T: Dry peppery rye, spicy, barley, peppercorns, and dry woodsy citrus. Herbal hops with caraway, and anise spiciness. The rye factor is very strong, it doesn't hold back finishing with a dry burbon alcohol fade.

M: Good tongue dancing carbonation, creamy malts, sticky and dry, with a medium fullness.

O: A very strong rye presence that lives up to its name with an equally good dry hopped backing. O.C. continues to step up their hop game and is becoming a force with a expanding portfolio of sought after hoppy beers. This is very good, six pack worthy, and the rye factor is something to be reckoned with. 6.5% abv% and drinks fairly big.

Photo of jfmorey
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle poured into a pint glass

A cloudy Amber with a good head

Aroma is floral and spice

Taste is well balanced with the rye sour and mainly floral and citrus hops, some bitter I the aftertaste

Overall a good rye ale

Photo of topofthehops
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this right now for the first time on draught at a bar in Baltimore. This is absolutely delicious. As a self-described hop head I'd begun to wonder whether anything under 8% would satisfy my admittedly overwrought taste buds. But at "only" 6.5% this delivers loads of flavor. I'd love to regale you with all the flavor nuances but I'll leave that to the folks who can actually wax poetic about that stuff. All I know is that this is an exceptional IPA that delivers loads of wonderful hop flavor. Love it!

Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A bit of murky deep orange to brown amber body, with a thick off white head. Head grows only about two fingers deep but has some good retention. Lots of rising carbonation but very fine in appearance.

Big juicy hop forward nose. Lots of juicy orange and citrus notes. Mild sweet spicy malt with a hint of berried red fruit. Quite nice.

Definitely rye forward, but the hop punch really helps. Citrus hop and very dry malt bill combine to make a very dry earthy sensation, but the fruit hop angle has a bit of juicy quality and orange tropical juice flavor and feel. Good quenching palate, and nice lingering aftertaste. Hints barely at a bit of dough dry cracker sensations as well.

Easily one of the better if more enjoyable rye hop heavy beers I've had.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Otter Creek Kind Ryed

Look 10/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 87/100

Nice over all RyePA... Sticks out more as a smooth session brew than a mind boggling taste buster. The rye was less predominant. Still was a great session brew~

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy medium amber body with a few fingers of ivory head that left ample lacing down the glass

S: spicy rye and hoppy pith and pine; dark citric aromas and hearty malt grain

T: pine resin and dark grapefruit with a chewy, spicy rye grain flavor; some wood notes and hints of herbs and spice

M: medium body, fuzzy carbonation, slightly coating, hint of rye spice tingle

O: I am not a big drinker of rye ales, but this was a nice beer, obviously a rye IPA, which may or may not work for some - there is a rustic feel to the ale as well as a hoppy IPA character; I found it easy to drink, and very tasty, but for my tastes, not a style I hanker for often.

Photo of beddie23
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First try of a rye beer. I've had better IPA's from OC in the past. Taste wasnt bad, the rye goes quick into a dry ipa aftertaste so you don't get the full flavor of some of the best out there

Photo of Immortale25
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says 112713.

A- Pours a medium semi-hazy amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half patch of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Hoppy aroma is just as earthy as it is citrusy and quite bright. Fruit notes like apricot and peach.

T- Zesty bitterness spreads out into citrus notes of grapefruit, pine and melon. So flavorful as the rye lends a spiciness to the hops that just adds to the lovely zing. Mild malt flavor.

M- Sharp and tingly but in the best way. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This is an excellent rye IPA. Way to go Mike!

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of citrusy hops and a moderate amount of associated bitterness and then transitions to spicy notes of rye. Hints of pine resin hops and caramel malts are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a really nice balance between the hops and rye as the citrus, bitter and spicy flavors all complement each other.

Photo of BeerforAC
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Tastes good, has some floating.

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well this the second brew from OCB that I have been impressed within the past few weeks (Double Dose being the other). In general I am not much of a fan of Rye IPA's, but this is certainly an exception. Citrusy, fruity, spicy, rye malt and bitters come together in a way that I have never experienced in a Rye IPA before. For one who had little faith in OCB, I am now willing to try out some of Mikes new brews- I honestly wonder if Sean Lawson didn't rub off on him in the best way? Certainly worth trying if you like Rye IPA's and if you are not a fan of RIPA's as I generally am, then I strongly suggest you rethink whats possible in the style.

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.