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Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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662 Ratings
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 24
Gots: 95 | 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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Photo of jrand2621
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of scotorum
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drawn to this because of the similarity of the label to Double Dose. Same VW bus, same bearded dude (OC brewmaster Mike I'm assuming) but a dog is driving instead of Mike, and no Sean Lawson. Wondering if the collab between the two had meant Mike & Co. were on track to try their own version of Double Sunshine. Also well worth taking a shot at it since it's much better priced than Double Dose, the first two bottles of which alone set me back $10.

Bought a single bottle to try before risking more on a twelvepack.

Bottled 11/18/13. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Translucent amber with tons of carbonation bubbles ascending to form a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderate strength citrus.

t: Resiny hops and light citrus forward over a medium malt base. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue with near DIPA intensity. 60 IBUs tastes more like 70 or 80. Clean aftertaste gradually becomes more bitter.

m: Medium with good body. Smooth and easy drinking.

o: I was hoping it would be this good. Seems even hoppier if a bit less tasty than SN Celebration. If I see this by the twelvepack for under $15 I'll definitely be a buyer. Glad to see Otter Creek/Wolaver's with what may well be another hit on their hands, their best non-collab IPA yet. Quality all the way, I sure enjoyed this Kind of Ryed.

UPDATE 2/4/14: Did find a twelvepack for under $15, in fact, on sale for $10! First bottle out of that was dated 12/16/13. First taste was of white grape juice, which turned piney during consumption. Not nearly as hoppy as my test bottle, but still tasty enough.

UPDATE 1/30/15: Bought another twelvepack when it came out this month, and it's a hoppy treat. More than half of the twelver already gone and I've enjoyed them all. This will be an annual 12 pack buy for me for as long as it's made and I'm drinking.

Photo of elias2356
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of twenteone
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jungj3
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BTVflatlander
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of stella77artois
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Pours a dark red-amber, with a fair amount of haze. Bottle conditioned, plenty of yeast noticeable at the end of the pour. Thick 2" head formed and dissipated slowly, leaving behind a good amount of lacing. Nice looking beer.

S - An Earthy bitterness, a very slighly fruity hoppiness and some spice. Everything comes back to the rye, as it's very prevelant.

T - Rye malts up front, as well as some toasted malts. Hops are more noticeable in the taste. A general earthiness, a fair amount of bitterness, and a unique mixture of fruity and English hops. They may not have used English hops, but the hop taste is unique. Rye and tart bittnerness at the end. Very nice tasting beer.

F - Crisp yet powerful. Not a beer you'd chug, but has a nice feel. Very drinkable.

O - Am starting to become a fan of Rye beers, and this is a good one. Good amount of rye and hops, which feature a very unique flavor. Recommended.

Photo of ElijahRivera
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle with an unreadable date. Consumed on Red Wednesday, 2013.

A- Translucent, dark orange-ish, amber pour with a big cream colored head that stays strong for several minutes, and eventually leaves a thin film in its wake. Had a strange vortex of haze that ended up dispersing throughout the glass, and obscuring any view of carbonation.

S- Sweet, spicy malts and rye, and some citrus, piney hops. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but the spicy rye was a nice touch.

T- The spicy rye is thankfully evident, and takes a front row seat in the malt bill. The citrus and piney hops round third nicely, and bring it home with a bitter finish that lasts well into the aftertaste. As it warmed, I picked out a distinct flavor of clementine zest.

M- Mid to full body. A little bit slick. Low carbonation. Nothing special, but not negative.

O- A solid showing from a brewery I'm not that fond of. Lacks the depth and complexity of some of the really great IPAs I've had the good fortune to imbibe. An enjoyable beer, and one that I might pick up in the future at the right price.

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Liquid comes out slightly darker than golden yellow with a slight straw haze to it. Has a nice glow to it when held up to the light. Lemon/vanilla colored head with medium and small bubbles making it look pretty frothy. Very nice lacing to it, makes the glass look nice an messy, just the way I like my empty IPA glasses to look.

Smells like an awesome IPA, and has a lot going on. Smells like (fresh) floral and citrus hops off the bat, then follows with some fruity tones and hints of tangerine, orange, and grapefruit peel. Malt presence too, buttered bready sweetness and some rye (hence the name). Everything meshes perfectly to give your nose that desired tickle.

The taste is perfectly on par with the smell. Good amount of sweetness of sweet toasted caramel malts and again some sweet buttery bread that helps disguise the rye so it's present but not too strong. Plenty hoppy, same to add with the floral and citrus (fruit/citrus profile a little juicier), but I'd add some pine as well, hints of a natural nectar sweetness too, touches all taste buds.

Mouthfeel is really good, great carbonation level. Medium bodied with a nice feel the whole way through. Not really smooth, but a nice natural sweet/juicy/fruity/earthy feel with a nice sharp dry bitter finish. Drinkability is ridiculous on this beer, this review was actually 2 12 oz. bottles because its so easy drinking, goes quicker than anticipated. I've had it on tap and in the bottle, it's great both ways. Otter Creek and Long Trail have been KILLING IT recently.

Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GuitarIPA
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dhlipke
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of prdrums77
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Quafftastic
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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 Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of verdict603
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kcman91
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with over a finger of white head that lingered for a decent amount of time. The nose has mild hop and rye notes. The same notes are present in the flavor profile. The finish is nicely bitter with the rye spiciness coming on a bit stronger.

This is a decent effort, but it is not a top tier rye beer.

Photo of papat444
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 121613.

A nice hazy pineapple colored body. 2 fingers worth of very creamy foam smothers the sides and drips down. Retention is average though. Smell of spicy rye with grapefruit is nice. Flavor is very mellow, rye and hops are subdued and mild. Finish is relatively tame. Ok but expected more flavor.

Photo of 1BadblueSS
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.