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Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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91
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662 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 SJCash
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of chippo33
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRobCity
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bdel34
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ardeer
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BradMatton13
3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

solid beer just wasnt a favorite

Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to joe_grizzly, who sent this along with a buttload of Alchemist that I promptly devoured. Have always liked Otter Creek , & haven’t had their rye…shame on me. 12 oz. bottle.

The pour is unfiltered orange, middling carbonation. Nose is like a lotion Kleenex, gentle, unabrasive, to be used repeatedly.

Kind Ryed is like a rye five toes in the nuts. Luckily, I like that kind of thing. To say this is rye-forward is like saying Coke if sugar-forward. The rye is spicy & sharp, almost veering into white pepper territory, crushing the hops into a background watercolor of mild bitterness & a damp earthiness. While I usually hate dirt in my beer, the contrast with the rye works. Chewed pine needles finish it off, & damn, but I shouldn’t have shared this with my wife. The entire bottle would have been welcome from lips to liver.

Very good stuff & if I had a bucket full, this might get ass-bumped into the excellent sphere. Another fine brew from Otter Creek.

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

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

Photo of Chico1985
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle gotten as a Christmas gift.

A - Darkish orange color with some haze to it. White head starts tall, retains very nicely as a thick half-finger or so, pretty good lace left.

S - Big dose of rye outdoes the hops, which is nice, and seemingly/somehow rare for the style. Good herbal, grassy, citrus hops. Unfortunately quite faint.

T - Taste is great. Still a good amount of rye, but the hop profile opens up quite a bit bringing grassy, floral and tangerine/citrus flavors, along with some spice and light dankiness. Malt is faint but there is some caramel and toasted bread popping up here and there.

M - Solid, good body and nice carbonation, lots of hop flavor while bitterness is on the softer side. Quite drinkable.

O - Maybe not as exciting or standout as the many 'really great' IPAs of today, but this serves as a great example of a Rye-PA. They don't shy away from emphasizing the rye and it interplays with a nice hop profile.

Photo of BRRye
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of WuBByG999
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weiserr
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is radiant orange with a decent head and limited clarity. An average amount of lacing remains on the glass after consumption. The smell is black pepper, lemon, and grass. More of the same in the taste with additional notes of citrus, pumpernickel grain, and spice. While not the biggest fan of Rye IPAs, I do enjoy the kick this one provides. The finish is semi-dry and very bitter, but I'm not complaining. Reasonably executed.

Photo of fossage78
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LordofWord
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear dark gold with no head.
S: It smelled like floral and spicy hops and rye.
T: It tasted like cooper and floral hops with spicy rye. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with little a little carbonation. Oily body.
D: This had a nicely balanced scent and taste, with decent body. Solid brew, even if not super unique or exiting.

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