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Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Reviews: 118
Hads: 775
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 21.59%
Wants: 31
Gots: 153 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States | website

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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Reviews: 118 | Hads: 775
Photo of JAFoley
4/5  rDev -0.7%

A - Almost clear pale golden body with thin bubbly white head. Ok retention but nice lacing.

S - Citrus hops and rye.

T - Pine hops mix with toasted rye spiciness. Some sweet cherries and medicine flavors in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body with moderate/high carbonation. Sticky and resinous.

O - Really great rye IPA. I love the spiciness and smokey flavors.

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Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With Ruthless Rye gone by the wayside, I am happy to say that I have found my new go-to Rye IPA. Dark amber out of the bottle with a creamy, pillowy head. Spicy rye and pine notes on the nose. Rye, pine, and citrus jostle for dominance on the palate, and blend together on the back end. Very nicely done.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep reddish copper in color, a cursory first glance shows this as slightly hazy but upon closer inspection lots of particulates are visible. Aroma is piney hops, spicy rye notes, and surprisingly enough some sweet maltyness. Taste is a piney hops, spicy rye, and a brief malt sweetness that segues into a light to moderate bitterness. Medium-light body and carbonation. Overall a good rye IPA, the rye balances well with the hops to create a drinkable brew.

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Photo of beddie23
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First try of a rye beer. I've had better IPA's from OC in the past. Taste wasnt bad, the rye goes quick into a dry ipa aftertaste so you don't get the full flavor of some of the best out there

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz with 093013 on the neck. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma has some spicy hops and tropical fruits. Slightly bready. The taste is bitter orange peel and tangerine. Spicy hop notes as well. Some bread and sweet malts. Floral hop notes. Bitter orange peel at the end. Very dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Quite drinkable. Overall, very good Rye that's worth seeking out. I'm hoping this isn't just a one time brew.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden and amber color with a nice frothy head and sticky lace.In the aroma there are some fruity, light citrus and pearlike. Also, floral and bready malt. The taste semi dry, moderately bitter but with fruity tones, grapefruit and slightly lemony. Piny and resiny hops. The rye adds a spiciness that is pleasant but not overpowering. The finish is dry and somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, crisp and quite drinkable.
This is a really good one from Otter Creek.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a burnt orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Some citrusy hops and spicy rye stand out. Hints of floral and tea-like hops as well

T: Follows the nose. Fruity and piney hops along with spicy rye kick things off. The tea notes continue here, adding some bitterness to the mix. Finishes with lingering bitterness and more tea and rye notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A solid rye IPA with a good mix of maltiness and hops. Quite easy to drink. Recommended if you're into rye beers

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Photo of smakawhat
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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Photo of buzzarooski
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Poured a Clear Golden Color with a 3/4 inch Foamy White Head that started off the pour....but it didn't last very long, Initially the Lacing was above average but it dissipated quickly.....in a Nut-Shell...It looked GREAT at first but within little to no time it looked like it could have been a Flat Keg Beer :(

SMELL: Full of Barley Malt Aromas and Crisp Fresh Quality Hops. Citrus Scents are also very evident.

TASTE: Enjoyed Fresh Hoppy Taste but I would have enjoyed a bit more of the mild bitterness that disappeared soon after the swallow.

FEEL: Crisp and Refreshing Mouth-Feel with Excellent Carbonation Balance.....I was expecting more of a lingering dryness after swallow then what it ultimately delivered.

OVERALL: Good, Solid IPA that in my opinion could have been GREAT if the "LOOK" lasted longer AND the dry after-taste had been a bit more Prominent....All-In-All a QUALITY IPA that I WOULD Recommend and Purchase Again.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, Fall 2013
Tulip

A: Pretty hazed bright orange color. Slightly muted white frothy head. Leaves some lacing trails. Nice looking IPA.

S: Dank floral notes. Astringency. Rye spice underneath. Orange marmalade. Fruity notes.

T: Very hoppy. Nice punch of bitterness up front. Getting that dank fruit and pine. In the mid palate that rye spice emerges. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied.

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Photo of ksimons
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a somewhat hazy golden color with two fingers worth of white head

S-pale malts, fruity sweetness, and a nice floral and citrus hop blend

T-very similar to the smell, pale malt sweetness, light fruits, spicy rye, and citrus and floral hops

M-medium body, moderate to high carbonation

Overall a really well done beer by Otter Creek, very drinkable and I could easily have another

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a very translucent orange. Thinnish white head dies off to a concave crown of foam, head leaves a ton of lace.

S-Impressive aroma. Rich, juicy, ripe hoppiness complemented by a vibrant, zesty rye aroma. Tart tangerine and grapefruit with some subtler exotic fruit notes via the hops. Caramel covered cornbread malt.

T-The rye mixes with the orangey hops and combine to blast through my pallate. Citrus-rye tag team. Caramel malt accentuated by the rye malt's intangible flavors. Lemony hops too. Grassy as well.

M-Each sip leaves a lot in the tongue. Rye remnants, bitter hoppy aftertaste. Its very stimulating but a bit taxing.

O/D-Kind Ryed is a tasty treat. Otter Creek crafted this brew very well. This and Double Dose have really opened my eyes to Otter Creek's potential.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an insane white head. Orange hazy look the bottom of that large white head. Very nice hoppy citrus smell that is very impressive for an IPA. The taste is very nice. The rye is very present and impressively is fairly smooth. As it warms it actually seems to have a bit less taste but its still enough there to make this very enjoyable. Overall, it's a very drinkable tasty rye IPA.q

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, light amber color with a bubbly, white froth of a head. The head settles to a nice thin layer of bubbles and some decent lacing on the glass.
S: Floral, spicy, piney hops with a mellow malt profile of fresh bread and more rye spice.
T: Soft doughy malt notes with a crisp, dry bite of floral, spicy and pine hop notes. More dry grains and a finish of bitter and spicy rye notes.
M: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a noticeable breath of alcohol.
O: Otter creek is on the mark with this beer it has a great flavor and balance with a good hit of spiciness. Taste is clean and fresh. I would certainly try this again.

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Photo of Hendry
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a tall two finger soapy head, plenty of lacing about.

Aroma brings in a juicy mix of hops with some spicy rye.

Flavor is spicy from the rye but juicy from the hops in an interesting blend.

Mouthfeel is medium,carbonation brisk.

Sold rye IPA, reasonably priced six pack widely available, worth trying if you like a spicy rye note, which is not for everyone.

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Photo of anthony23cippy
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from six pack into a pint glass, pours a slightly opaque orange with a one finger head and lots of lacing as it sits. The aroma is very sweet, more so than most IPAs, smells of Apple and grapefruit mostly with a hint of biscuit? Maybe. The taste is nothing special, very piney at first with a finishing of the rye used. Mouth feel is fine, slightly thinner than I like, and more carbonation. Overall it's a good IPA I really enjoy the aroma. Think I would enjoy it more off a tap. Would have again 4.25/5

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/6/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready rye malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine, citrus rind, and spicy rye bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, spicy rye bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready rye malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rye IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready rye malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Kendo
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is golden/orange with a small white head. Chunky sediment floaties noted. Leaves some "legs" of lacing behind on the glass with each sip.

S: Good rye nose - spicy and piney with some earthiness.

T: First impression: sweeter than expected. Then the rye shows up, early-to-mid sip, stays throughout thereafter, leaving a lingering earthy rye spice. Juicy citrus (grapefruit, orange peel) is there too, battling for dominance at times but losing out to the rye ultimately.

M: Call it medium in heft, slight slickness to the feel. Carbonation is modest.

O: A good example of the style, with the rye clearly coming through yet not completely overwhelming the American IPA characteristics of citrusy hops.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 27, 2013.

It pours a murky looking amber-orange color with a full white head that sits on the top for most of the session and leaves clinging lace as it fades.

The aroma screams IPA more than rye grain with its wonderfully aromatic floral hop note intertwined with orange esters. Some sweetness.

The body is medium and smooth.

The orange citrus notes are also abundant in the flavor but the rye grains attack from the rear in cahoots with a sweet melted caramel army. The sweetness is remarkable for an IPA but not off-putting. I could drink this one often and regularly.

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Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of citrusy hops and a moderate amount of associated bitterness and then transitions to spicy notes of rye. Hints of pine resin hops and caramel malts are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a really nice balance between the hops and rye as the citrus, bitter and spicy flavors all complement each other.

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Photo of jhartley
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass. Code dated 102213.

A-Bright orange, slightly hazy. Thick 1 finger head, tons of tiny tight bubbles. Great lacing along the inside of the glass.

S-Grapefruit, pine, citrus, tropical fruit, maybe a little onion, I usually don't us that descriptor, but that's kind of what I am getting.

T-Bitterness on the tip of the tongue, followed by some spiciness from the rye. Aftertaste is lingering hoppiness of pine and citrus. A small amount of sweetness on the finish.

M-A little too much carbonation for me, but doesn't detract from the taste.

O-A great smelling and tasting rye IPA. Very good beer from Otter Creek / Wolaver's. If you're a hop head this is definitely one you need to try.

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Photo of larryi86
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A hazy golden amber color with a two finger white head.

S- Spicy rye, citrus hops, floral notes.

T- Rye, piney and slighly dank finish, citrus, nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A nice rye IPA, definitely will seek out again.

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Photo of Pahn
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow-orange. Tight streaks of lacing, good head retention.

Smell: Not very in your face. Mainly a soft greenhouse pungency. Smells like you're in an Olympic sized swimming pool, and someone is smoking some legitimate weed across the large room. Also has a slight wet dog thing happening that I'm not on board with.

Taste: Nice and dank. I'd heard there would be some tropical fruit flavor (maybe from the Centennial? Or the Apollo, a hop about which I know nothing). The earthy weed-like flavor from the Chinook and Simcoe is in full force, just as I like it. Undercurrents of pine and lime (edit: Google tells me that Apollo has a strong citrus profile; maybe that's where the lime is coming from?). Malt backbone has a cracker character to it, and while at first I was going to say "rye 'spiciness' is either indistinguishable from dryness, or not present at all," it becomes increasingly noticeable deeper in the glass, and works.

Like the nose, the volume is not turned up particularly high, but the Chinook/Simcoe earthiness cuts deep, which is very enjoyable. Refreshing beer, and drinks like 4%, not 6.5%. Strangely seasonal... maybe the lack of sweetness or outright fruit flavors gives it a nice Winter feel. Would have again, especially fresh, but even at almost 2 months out it's *very* solid.

Mouthfeel: Soft, medium bodied. Low/medium dryness, but sort of an airiness throughout. Moderate carbonation, and a good perceived bitterness. Very nice.

Overall: Exceptional beer, greater than the sum of its parts (though the dank Chinook/Simcoe assault is the emphatic leader of said parts). Drinkability = 5, could kill a 6 pack of this in the right situation, no problem.

I don't know if Otter Creek was holding back on us or if they learned a lot from Sean Lawson while making Double Dose. Don't care; if they keep making beers like this (and at this price!) I will buy the shit out them.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well this the second brew from OCB that I have been impressed within the past few weeks (Double Dose being the other). In general I am not much of a fan of Rye IPA's, but this is certainly an exception. Citrusy, fruity, spicy, rye malt and bitters come together in a way that I have never experienced in a Rye IPA before. For one who had little faith in OCB, I am now willing to try out some of Mikes new brews- I honestly wonder if Sean Lawson didn't rub off on him in the best way? Certainly worth trying if you like Rye IPA's and if you are not a fan of RIPA's as I generally am, then I strongly suggest you rethink whats possible in the style.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Kind Ryed pours a very hazy amber brown with some sediment and a 1/2 inch of very sticky head that fourms a decent lace ring.
S - smell is hoppy rather citrus with not too much rye spicing. I sip
T - Well I do like it. I actually hate most rye IPA's since they bittering hops and dry rye make for a very un enjoyable experience but this one is very balanced. Mostly citrus hops, cracker malts, and a touch of dry rye.
M - Smooth medium bodied at most. Very drinkable.

Overall it's a pretty stellar IPA more importantly very drinkable and less than 10 bucks a six pack. May grab it again if I get the chance.

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.