Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Kind Ryed IPAKind Ryed IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

582 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 19
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Frost-Mountain-Brew on 10-07-2013)
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Photo of jbertsch
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Amber in color. 1 finger of white head.

Pleasant aroma yet somewhat mild. Some hop notes of orange and a touch of grapefruit are noticeable. Just a faint sense of rye spice is noticeable behind it.

A quick flash of citrus hops are first noticed on the palate. Grapefruit and orange again. Malt is dry, crisp, and a bit spicey. Flavor is a bit short and there's mild bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, a bit prickly. Carbonation is appropriate.

Enjoyable beer. I have to admit I wish both the hops and rye were more prominent, especially the rye, but it's a solid effort from Otter Creek. HRd to rate because I'd like to know if the brewer intends for it to be more of an IPA, or more of just a rye beer. It works better as an IPA, less so as a rye focused beer.

Photo of TheHurtMerchant
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Guess2814
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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 rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mschofield
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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 Kelp
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Fahz
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of onedogtwodog
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Focusf111
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ScotNH
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of MrDarcy
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Wakefinder
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- After pouring into a normal pint glass the color was cloudy and color is a light amber.

S - Wow! Great nose, almost too good because that was the best part.

T - Very nice rye IPA with a lot of upfront floral hops but not very balanced. Very easy to drink and the finish is crisp leaving almost no aftertaste.

M- Light to Medium body. Just the right amount of carbonation.

O - IPAs are my favorite and this is one is no joke. Otter Creek came out of nowhere with this beer and I hope they keep up the good work!

Photo of RichIron883
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Bjlps
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Beerman72
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of justintcoons
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Slightly hazy golden amber with 1 finger of off-white head. Has good retention with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya, candied orange, florals and honey. Smells fantastic!

Taste
Loads of hop juiciness. Pineapple, papaya, candied orange and lemon pith. Notes of dank weed and hints of peach. Firm honey backbone with notes of rye and hints of toffee. Finishes with some grassy florals and piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, smooth, lightly bitter and semi-dry.

Overall
Solid! As good as a Rye IPA can get. Otter Creek seems to be stepping their game up.

Photo of BKBassist
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

A - Hazy/cloudy dark golden. Big frothy head with lots of lacing.

S - An excellent, if not strong nose. Very traditional American IPA, great pine, citrus.

T - Somewhat muted initial taste. Great spicy rye/lemon zest finish.

M - Very standard American IPA feel.

O - A solid, if unremarkable, IPA that is slightly elevated by the excellent rye finish, but that falls short of outstanding due to the muted nose and overall average body and flavor. I'd snag it again on tap to see if my bottle was old, as there was no visible date stamp.

Photo of MattXT
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sprestridge
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of spicyvelveetas
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.