Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
01-18-2014 17:29:54 | More by metter98
3.83/5 rDev -6.4%
The nose on this beer is great. Super piney resin with a very mild hint of citrus; and it's consistent. That's the most interesting part as most beers fade quickly on the fragrance aspect of things. As far as the flavor goes, it's pretty decent. Mildly full and it follows through. A nice IPA. Wouldn't mind a bit more punch, but it works.
01-22-2014 03:10:18 | More by RblWthACoz
3.81/5 rDev -6.8%
On-tap 12/21/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.
T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty rye malt character. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in along with some caramel and citrus sweetness creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, there are better choices in the style but this is still a solid beer to drink for a while.
12-22-2013 00:51:30 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.68/5 rDev -10%
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!!!
12-08-2013 06:41:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.96/5 rDev -3.2%
I picked this up at Giant Beer Garden & Eatery in the cooler enjoyed chilled from the 12 oz in a pub glass.
The color is apricot with moderate haze and light cream cap with fine bead lace clings in rings. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit and herbal hop aromatics with a light sweet malt essence. The feel is very good a nice tangy yeast with medium bitterness and subtle alcohol with a light sweetness and moderately carbonated with dry bitter finish.
The taste is on the dank herbal side with some leafy grassy hop flavors with almost piney sharp aspect but nice mild caramel undertone gives a nice cushion for the hop forward flavor which is not astringent or off putting, but definitely aggressively bitter. This IPA is a good rye IPA to me because it seems to keep both the hops and malt flavor in mind even though it is not what I would call malty, just not out of balance or harsh I consider this to be tasty and drinkable.
10-23-2013 19:45:36 | More by Slatetank
4.31/5 rDev +5.4%
Missed out on this and double dose the first time around, at least I got a shot at this one. Bottled on 11/18/13, about a month old, so not bad for a bottled beer from Vermont, and gotta love when the date the bottles. "Just chill, bro" is what he tells me, well OK then.
Pours a nice creamy foamy 1+ finger head that just sits there almost mocking me as it never leaves, I keep waiting for it to fade a bit to see how the lacing is and to get my aroma, but it teases me and never leaves. I give it some coaxing to fade and the lacing just sticks all over the glass continuing to mock me. The beer ends up a hazy darker carrot orange color.
Nose is quite nice too, that great fresh hop aroma, little floral, but into the resin and some citrus, a nice fluffy fruity hop aroma that beckons for more, a hint of candied orange peel, and a touch of juicy tangerine blend nicely with a little sweet candy like malt base.
Taste brings more of the nice hops, good hoppy hoppy hoppy, nice boy. Fresh hop flavors continue, with juicy fruit and plenty of it, again citrus but more on the mild side with a hint of tangerine and grapefruit pith, little candied orange peel but barely, touch of cammomile tea like floral hop. Then it turns bitter, fairly bitter, but not bitter cold bro, nice resin to stick the bitterness to the tongue, which also hints at a mild passion fruit interestingly, and more of that grapefruit rind character. Bitterness turns up the heat just as a mild sweet candy like malt comes through, but the malt doesn't get sweet or candy like, or at least I can't tell since the hops just keep kicking it down the more it tries to show it's head and attempt to balance it, although it does do somewhat decent job of a balance, nice fluffy malt base. Finish is pretty dry but slightly sticky, quite bitter too with more grapefruit pith, orange rind, little resin and floral hop character, and just a touch of that candy fluffy malt.
Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy popping carb that helps the tongue from getting too much of a bitter smash or sticky from the malts and resin.
overall pretty nice, great hop profile without going overboard, nice balance, malts are there nicely enough to give you a nice base without even getting remotely in the way of the hops, quite tasty and still drinkable. One of their best beers yet!
12-24-2013 20:49:27 | More by jlindros
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
01-12-2014 05:06:33 | More by corby112
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
Hey, man, Tommy Chong invited me for a ride in his VW bus to commemorate the fact that the last one will soon be rolling off of the assembly line in Brazil, man. Speaking of rolling, man, that dude has mad talent in that department, man. We sparked up to the point that neither of us were wheel-worthy, man, so we hopped on the bus and let his Saint, Bernard, (that's the dog's name - Bernard, I swear!) take the helm. That's a groovy pup, man, and with a hop cone air freshener to mask other odors, we were off and running, man.
From the bottle: "Hop on the bus and go out of bounds with this super kind Rye IPA from Brewmaster Mike's private stash."; "Serving Instructions: Just chill, bro."
I employed an aggro pour to get things rolling and was met with two fluffy fingers of tawny head that soon fell away to nothingness, leaving some sticky lacing in its wake. I leaned in for a whiff and it smelled like wake 'n' bake time, man. Total dank! Phew! Color was a hazy, almost cloudy, orangish-amber, going to show that even a fairly fresh IPA can quickly devolve. Or perhaps it was unfiltered, but either way, I was ready to partake. Jeez, Louise, every time that I brought it near my nose, I could have sworn that somebody was letting me sniff a baggie of their freshly-harvested, basement-grown stash. Man, I am going to drink half of this and then put the other half in a water pipe. Please note that I am VERY careful not to mention any terms that might bring Homeland Security or other unwanted fuzz-types to my pad, man. I try to maintain a mellow environment here at Chez Woody, dig? Chill is the watchword, man. Mouthfeel was surprisingly big, like a dollop of that special caramel The Old Lady whipped up during my visit to CANorado, man. It was also kind of mellow, the hops not choosing to be confrontational, but more like "Hey, man, how are you? Let us do you a solid, man." Far out! I passed it to Chong and he nodded in agreement, or maybe he was just nodding off. Man, that dude really knows how and where to score the really good, ahem, hops. The wild light show going on in the sky through the windshield was mind-blowing and as kind as they were to have given me a ride, I had them drop me off at this crazy kitty's house so we could engage in some extracurricular activities. Hey, man, The Woodman does not live by or with The Old Lady alone and she does her own thing in CANorado while I do my thing here in PA. The finish was cool and minty, dosed with rye, man, and kitty cat thought that I had used mouthwash when I punched her in the mouth with my lips. May I have another hit of this one, please?
11-02-2013 16:54:36 | More by woodychandler
4.04/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
01-01-2014 23:14:42 | More by smakawhat
4.46/5 rDev +9%
Pours a cloudy amber with a blonde hue along the sides. Plenty of head and plenty of lacing as well.
Spicy with buttery malt and a pine/citrus hop bite. I adore rye beers and this is no exception.
Citrus, pine and spicy rye flavors coat my tongue. Tasty and goes well with my meal.
Finishes spicy with a good dose of hops at the back of the throat. Clean and crisp. What more could you possibly ask for?
A well done rye IPA that is well worth picking up. Mike Gerhart makes his mark once again.
11-03-2013 00:13:15 | More by Brad007
4.36/5 rDev +6.6%
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint the beer is a hazy, muddled, orange-brown coloring that is opaque, with a clingy, filmy, off-white head. Aromas of citrus forward, with orange and tangerine, and a solid caramel backbone, with a rich and bitter toasted grain highlight throughout. Smells great. Flavors of tangy sweet and bitter forward, well blended, with a spicy profile or pepper, oregano, and cedar notes. Good citrus blend, providing tart notes throughout. The body is light, and slightly effervesced at the end. The aftertaste is rich sweet undertones with spicy hops overlay. Frothy, effervesced finish, with a bitter and slightly dry linger. Solid and very drinkable.
12-08-2013 23:56:55 | More by GarthDanielson
Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.