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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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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 98 | 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: 672 | Reviews: 102
Photo of Fievel
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwerner23
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adapt313
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This smelled sweet for an ipa with a fair amount of rye spice and a slight minerally character. The nose as a whole was relatively subdued, everything seemed muted, nothing jumped out. The taste is well balanced, lots of rye spice, sticky sweet malts, earthy, peppercorns, some grapefruit hop notes, mild lingering bitterness, but still getting the same mineral qualities on the finish. Mouthfeel resembles a bigger ipa, relatively full bodied, somewhat sticky, good carbonation. Overall this was good but just didn't hold up to any of the other vermont and Massachusetts ipas consumed that night.

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 ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamGold
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The only thing wrong with this baby is it's only available during the winter time. Sad because while consuming it, I had pleasant thoughts of sitting on a back deck in the summer drinking a cold one of these. One of the most refreshing adult drinks I've ever had.

Photo of Vivs85
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Benesi88
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Wicked tangerine, but a bit heavy on the mineral.

Photo of iliotib
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Cloudy, almost opaque orange-beige. Thick, yeasty 2-finger head. OK lacing in glass.

Smell: Floral upfront. Citrusy with a sort of sawdust odor. Is that the rye?

Taste: Still developing my palate... slightly smokey taste. Big hops first with a little malt sweetness following. Huge hops following, lots of grapefruit (YUM!). Woody. The hopsmack continues for quite a while after a swallow.

Feel: Awesome mouthfeel. Thought it might be awesome when I first saw the pour. Loved it when the liquid broke through the head. Hearty and slightly thick. Loved it.

Overall: Thought this was a fantastic brew. My wife picked it out... She's my beer muse. Psyched to finally try a rye-beer. Respectable ABV (6.5) and IBUs (60). Great for this time of year.

Photo of anthony23cippy
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from six pack into a pint glass, pours a slightly opaque orange with a one finger head and lots of lacing as it sits. The aroma is very sweet, more so than most IPAs, smells of Apple and grapefruit mostly with a hint of biscuit? Maybe. The taste is nothing special, very piney at first with a finishing of the rye used. Mouth feel is fine, slightly thinner than I like, and more carbonation. Overall it's a good IPA I really enjoy the aroma. Think I would enjoy it more off a tap. Would have again 4.25/5

Photo of OntheLambic
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hippieflip
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOrtiz
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CRWiley
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 brbrocc
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Phigg1102
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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