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Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 28
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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4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Sav-Mor Liquors, Medford, MA
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Served in a pint glass

The hazy, orangey-amber beer was topped by a creamy, frothy, light tan, two-plus finger tall crown that slowly faded to a lasting, foamy cap. A sheet of patchy lacing coated the entire glass and lasted long after the beer was finished.

The aroma was exceptional. Super hoppy, fruity and bright with amazingly fragrant peach, nectarine and dried apricot notes. Lots of generic tropical fruitiness, which reminded me of Juicy Fruit gum. Somewhat dank and weed-like. All in all, amazingly smooth.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was fantastically hoppy and fruity. Peach and apricot notes dominated. Orange and tangerine flavors came through strong. Hints of tropical fruit notes were also apparent. The hops were balanced by a crystal malt backbone that was just stiff enough to keep the hops in check. A touch of pineyness and some grapefruit notes appeared on the semi-bitter finish. Hints of mango were noticeable as the beer warmed.

For a 6.5% ABV beer I was surprised by how light this felt on the palate. The liquid was frothy and fluffy and contained a lively, large bubbled effervescence. As the beer sat, the carbonation settled down a bit and the beer turned somewhat smoother and creamier.

Otter Creek/Wolaver's collaboration beer Double Dose was intensely hoppy and quite enjoyable but, in my opinion, this offering was light years better. Kind Ryed IPA is incredibly tasty, remarkably well balanced and dangerously quaffable. I would love to see this became available year-round.

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into a large, tall chalice. The glass receives a somewhat hazy, golden-apricot beer and a small frothy white head forms atop that. Head retention is somewhat poor as the foam drops to a thick ring quickly. Lacing starts strong with thick webs and

S- Fresh, strong dose of hops with a tropical, stone fruit focus followed by citrus and floral. A slight bit of American Ale yeast and light cracked grains but almost all hops.

T- Pine hops open up but mostly follows what you get in the aroma with notes of grapefruit, tangerines, slight peach/mango, orange zest and a nice floral, herbal finish. Slight whole grain yeast bread presence and rye spice that compounds with the hop bitterness.

MF- Light overall body but with a superbly creamy texture when the beer is moved around on the palate. Carbonation at a high level matched by a sharp bitter finish.

The rye malts compliment the juicy tropical and pine hop flavor nicely. Another above average IPA coming out of Vermont and the North East. Soon it seems like the IPA market will reach saturation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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