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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

413 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 15
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Frost-Mountain-Brew on 10-07-2013)
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Photo of Guess2814
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
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!!!!

Guess2814, Dec 08, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brad007, Nov 03, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip. No bottled on date but it cant be more that 3 or so months old...
Nice golden color with a good white head - sticky lacing throughout the drink. Superb aromas of fruity peach and pear hops with some nice spicy rye notes. Taste is huuuge fruity peach hops but a nice bitter dank hop finishes. You really taste the rye, which works well with the fruity hop flavor. A bit of caramel malt but mainly peachy hop goodness. A little alcohol heat off the tongue which is a nice touch. Its a great session brew - like celebration, but better. Its really dry for an IPA, which I like. Nice balance and just a treat to drink.
This is an awesome IPA! I really hope this makes it to year-round rotation. If not... it is officially my favorite "winter IPA" release. IMO - better than Sucks and Celebration. Really a nice brew here.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 12, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says 112713.

A- Pours a medium semi-hazy amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half patch of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Hoppy aroma is just as earthy as it is citrusy and quite bright. Fruit notes like apricot and peach.

T- Zesty bitterness spreads out into citrus notes of grapefruit, pine and melon. So flavorful as the rye lends a spiciness to the hops that just adds to the lovely zing. Mild malt flavor.

M- Sharp and tingly but in the best way. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This is an excellent rye IPA. Way to go Mike!

Immortale25, Jan 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Otter Creek Kind Ryed

Look 10/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 87/100

Nice over all RyePA... Sticks out more as a smooth session brew than a mind boggling taste buster. The rye was less predominant. Still was a great session brew~

BrewUSA, Dec 24, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

justintcoons, Dec 05, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

GarthDanielson, Dec 08, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely my favorite Otter Creek beer (besides Double Dose). Kind of like a stronger Red's Rye, but with that distinct northeast IPA finish.

A: Slightly hazy, light orange, not as hazy or bright as some other northeast IPA's I've had, but a nice looking beer.

S: Rye and citrus, with a pine smell that gets stronger as it warms. Not overpowering.

T: Tons of pine and rye, with some grapefruit in there. Bitter finish with lots of rye that fades quickly to more pine and bitterness.

M: Light, but with the amount of rye in here anything heavier might be a little much.

O: A really nice rye IPA, not quite as good as the big 3 of VT brewers, but I'm nitpicking. Definitely pick this up if you can (I think it'll be distributed farther than Double Dose was, and at 9 bucks a six pack you can't go wrong)

bsm789, Oct 20, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a rich orange color with a fluffy one finger head.

The aroma has tons of hoppiness of sweet tangerine, orange, red grapefruit, with a bit of tropical in there with a hint of garlic in the back.

The flavor has leafy pine on the front with a light bready malt character. The finish is dry of pine and grapefruit peel. At first, there's a strange grainy note that hits quite off putting, but that must be the rye. A good lingering bitterness.

As I drink on, the grainy note fades away and no longer becomes offensive. Tons of green leafiness and pine in this IPA with an almost watery body and a strong bitterness. A very well made beer.

dar482, Nov 11, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Mostly clear orange gold one finger off white head, mild lacing.
S - Very complex aroma, Dark very earthy pine dankness and a good helping of rye and pepper, some nice papaya, pineapple, pear notes, biscuit malt.
T - This is incredibly balanced, some of the spice gets you up front, rye, light touch of black pepper, lots of bread and biscuity malt after that then you get a really juicy pear and pineapple fruit flavor, even a little crisp apple in the end. Hangs on to your palate for a good while.
M - Very clean, not overly spiced, just the right amount of rye to pair with the malts and the nice fruit flavors keeps it quite drinkable, not too try or sweet.
O - Im surprised at how much I like this beer, this might be one of my favorite Rye IPA's Ever, its really impressive how drinkable this is too.

Omnium, Nov 20, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This came from Otter Creek's most recent variety pack. The label on the bottle reminded me of a Ben and Jerry's ice cream pint. A very floral aroma, with hints of grapefruit. All in all, a very drinkable Rye IPA for a guy who is slowly coming around on the seemingly new fascination for all things IPA.
Thanks!

wiggum21, Nov 07, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

jlindros, Dec 24, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's - Kind Ryed IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours hazy dark copper amber with an inch sized soapy head that dissipates quickly and leaves an abundance of lacing.

Smell - Rye and citrus hops, very pungent, bready, and spicy.

Taste - Rich rye blast with hops on top, fades back to rye.

Mouthfeel - Dry, crisp, and clean as hell. Almost heavy body. Heavy carbonation. Great drinkability. Not boozy at all.

Overall - This is a solid brew for sure. I'm a sucker for rye. Liking rye in beer is a definite prerequisite for trying this brew or you aren't going to like it.

JMScowcroft, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

woodchipper, Nov 24, 2013
Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.