Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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3.55/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
12-08-2013 21:33:11 | More by jbertsch
3.61/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
12-25-2013 23:28:06 | More by papat444
3.63/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
12-05-2013 04:54:35 | More by BKBassist
3.68/5 rDev -10%
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!!!
12-08-2013 06:41:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.69/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
12-30-2013 03:03:05 | More by ElijahRivera
3.71/5 rDev -9.3%
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at RFD (Washington, DC).
A: Dusky auburn with short cap of fine bubbled off-white head with a pretty good dose of lacing.
S: Very lemony with a grassy herbal note behind, mild orange and floral notes as well
T: THe flavor starts very lemony hops as well but moves ahead with more caramel and rye notes and finshes moderately dry with an orange citrus and pine hops finish
M: Medium body with a bit too much carbonation for my liking. A bit less than moderately dry with the fairly high level of caramel malts in this beer.
O : I enjoyed this beer but the signature lemon hoppiness probably limits this to a 1 pint beer. The heavy dose of caramel malts also drags down drinkability somewhat. But not a bad beer at all.
11-07-2013 03:34:36 | More by argock
3.71/5 rDev -9.3%
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Golden tan/burnt yellow, unfiltered with a nice foamy, thick 1 inch head with lots of sticky lacing.
Smell - Citric hops, oranges, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit. Slight rye, some sugars, but not getting much else.
Taste - Starts out with a citric blast of pineapple and grapefruit hops. Lemon and honey are also very present. Some spices and a herbal note add a little more flavor. The rye flavor comes in near the finish along with some malts and sugars.
Mouthfeel - The tongue gets mostly hops with some sugars. Palate gets a huge lemon blast along with some malts and spices. Aftertaste is bitter along with a little sugar sweetness.
Overall - Pretty good but, more so a west coast ipa and lacking in the rye. Packs a pretty strong bitter hop punch, but not the most balanced beer out there. A little simple flavor, but done well enough to recommend giving it a try.
12-09-2013 22:27:21 | More by wvsabbath
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. Pours a dull hazy copper with a two-finger, dense, bright white head. Thin wisps of lacing sporadically coat the sides of the glass as the brew is consumed. Nose expresses aromas of rye and light, fruity esters. Taste consistent with nose - earthy, with the addition of some more clearly identifiable citrus notes and some medicinal/piny bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with an assertive carbonation that borders on being prickly and a pleasant acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands. Overall, a pretty solid Rye Beer. I have to say that I like the direction that Otter Creek has been moving in recently.
12-15-2013 00:07:35 | More by Jwale73
Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
91 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.