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Kind Ryed IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 693
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 6.63%
Wants: 31
Gots: 110 | 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 Hendry
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (377 characters)

Photo of anthony23cippy
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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 (511 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (1,566 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev +1%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (830 characters)

Photo of jhartley
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (742 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of Pahn
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (1,960 characters)

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.15/5  rDev +2%
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. (647 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.15/5  rDev +2%
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. (612 characters)

Photo of wonothesane42
4.15/5  rDev +2%

Nice rye IPA here, really nice tropical fruit flavors followed with a spicy rye finish. It has a good body, but not much head retention. Good quality beer. (155 characters)

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

A; Hazy orange hue. Unfiltered. Thin off white head. Not a ton of lacing.

S: Some fresh grapefruit and pine-y hops, northwest americano. Some peppery earthy spiceyness too, maybe from chinook or rye.

T: Some Juicy hops right off the bat. Grapefruit, pineapple, kiwi, some floral and dank notes too. Finishes much more dank with some peppery rye notes. Great hop flavors though, they must have dry hopped the shit out of this. Lot of malt backbone as its very sweet as well. Although it says 60IBUs its got more flavor. A lot of oily/resin hop flavors

M: Slick and oily. Rather thick. Low carbonation. Not too overwhelming that I can have a couple.

O: This is a really great beer. Its a blast of hops and flavor, I'm still not exactly sure what Rye tastes like but I like it. Reminds of Harpoons IPA and Stone IPA, for whatever thats worth. Highly recommended especially fresh. (880 characters)

Photo of RobbDogg
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another winner from brewmaster Mike. A golden honey pour with some noticeable suspended particles, and a thin bubbly head. A fresh hoppy scent leads to a mouthful of fruit, pineapple, and berry. I think there's a hint of clove in there too. The malts balance out a long bitter finish, yum. Well done, I'll have another. (319 characters)

Photo of Chris33
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Very floral to the nose with a hint of grass and wheat

first taste came in as a wheaty-orange followed with a rye and grapefruit feel. Then a slight pine taste.

Leaves the palette with slight bitterness and an aftertaste. Nothing too overwhelming here.
Great rye IPA here. Not too bitter so a good one for a "non-IPA" fan to try. As a Vermonter, some of OC's stuff has been hit or miss for me; I would call this one a hit. Nice IPA without the overwhelming bitterness. (489 characters)

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

Drawn to this because of the similarity of the label to Double Dose. Same VW bus, same bearded dude (OC brewmaster Mike I'm assuming) but a dog is driving instead of Mike, and no Sean Lawson. Wondering if the collab between the two had meant Mike & Co. were on track to try their own version of Double Sunshine. Also well worth taking a shot at it since it's much better priced than Double Dose, the first two bottles of which alone set me back $10.

Bought a single bottle to try before risking more on a twelvepack.

Bottled 11/18/13. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Translucent amber with tons of carbonation bubbles ascending to form a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderate strength citrus.

t: Resiny hops and light citrus forward over a medium malt base. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue with near DIPA intensity. 60 IBUs tastes more like 70 or 80. Clean aftertaste gradually becomes more bitter.

m: Medium with good body. Smooth and easy drinking.

o: I was hoping it would be this good. Seems even hoppier if a bit less tasty than SN Celebration. If I see this by the twelvepack for under $15 I'll definitely be a buyer. Glad to see Otter Creek/Wolaver's with what may well be another hit on their hands, their best non-collab IPA yet. Quality all the way, I sure enjoyed this Kind of Ryed.

UPDATE 2/4/14: Did find a twelvepack for under $15, in fact, on sale for $10! First bottle out of that was dated 12/16/13. First taste was of white grape juice, which turned piney during consumption. Not nearly as hoppy as my test bottle, but still tasty enough.

UPDATE 1/30/15: Bought another twelvepack when it came out this month, and it's a hoppy treat. More than half of the twelver already gone and I've enjoyed them all. This will be an annual 12 pack buy for me for as long as it's made and I'm drinking. (1,931 characters)

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

* 12 oz. Bottle* Well, it looks like I get Otter Creek beers in my neck of the woods. I actually like the label on this beer. It has the bottled on date clearly displayed. I like the snow covered hop cones in the background. Plus the do is driving and it looks like he/she is having fun. Well back to what really matters, the beer inside. When I poured this I was taken back. An unfiltered IPA? I love an unfiltered ale. It might look awful, but to me that is true beauty. This poured a nice murky orange body with 1 finger soapy head. Sediment is floating all around. The aroma on this very seductive. Soft grapefruit that flows evenly. That gives way to a rush of lemon grass and a hint of passion fruit. Herbal tea comes to the front and gives a refreshing quality to the smell. Of course there is a bold bread grains that help to bring everything together. After the grains give way, there is a cedar aroma to help make this clean. Also some fruity yeast is in there as well. Now it's time for me to devour! The flavor is a melding pot of goodness. Tea, sweet and spicy bread hits the palate first. Little grapefruit citrus makes you beg for more. Passion fruit and a hint of papaya. There is a nice clean earthiness to this beer. The bitterness is well rounded as well. The aftertaste is impressive. Grapefruit and passion fruit lingers for a while, like its a friend that doesn't want to leave. The feel on this is medium-light and above par carbonation.

Overall: This is on the upper level of IPAs. The flavor is impressive for the ABV. This makes good for any situation. For winter enjoyment it's a nice starter beer. Then you can lean on the heavier ales. I have no problem killing the sixer I just received. This brew is recommended. (1,745 characters)

Photo of ANelson62889
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw-golden color, with a frothy eggshell white head. Not much lacing on the glass.

It smells unbelievable. Floral. Super floral. Imagine walking through a field of wild flowers floral. Sweet, delicious wildflowers.

Not really bitter at all. Just a little bit on the aftertaste. Not really sweet either. Whats that mean? Well it means to me that its perfectly balanced and this is a delicious beer that everyone needs to try.

The mouth feel is ehhhh medium. Not thick, not light. The right feel to be able to pound down 6 of these guys and not feel like you ate at a Chinese buffet.

This beer is surprising. I didn't care for OC's Overgrown. This beer however definitely deserves the outstanding rating it's receiving. Its an excellent IPA to give to a buddy if you want them to get into craft and IPAs. (814 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Spicy rye, tangerine, grapefruit, candied orange, pale caramel malts, and bready notes.

Taste: Oh, that's nice. Really nice. Tingly citrusy hops balanced with spicy rye, caramel, and bready malts. Very balanced and enjoyable. It also has an earl grey taste somewhat similar to dry hopping with fresh bops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, mild bitterness, a little chewy, and very drinkable.

Overall: I'm going to head back to the store and buy more. This is everything one would expect out of a rye beer. (801 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hey, man, Tommy Chong invited me for a ride in his VW bus to commemorate the fact that the last one will soon be rolling off of the assembly line in Brazil, man. Speaking of rolling, man, that dude has mad talent in that department, man. We sparked up to the point that neither of us were wheel-worthy, man, so we hopped on the bus and let his Saint, Bernard, (that's the dog's name - Bernard, I swear!) take the helm. That's a groovy pup, man, and with a hop cone air freshener to mask other odors, we were off and running, man.

From the bottle: "Hop on the bus and go out of bounds with this super kind Rye IPA from Brewmaster Mike's private stash."; "Serving Instructions: Just chill, bro."

I employed an aggro pour to get things rolling and was met with two fluffy fingers of tawny head that soon fell away to nothingness, leaving some sticky lacing in its wake. I leaned in for a whiff and it smelled like wake 'n' bake time, man. Total dank! Phew! Color was a hazy, almost cloudy, orangish-amber, going to show that even a fairly fresh IPA can quickly devolve. Or perhaps it was unfiltered, but either way, I was ready to partake. Jeez, Louise, every time that I brought it near my nose, I could have sworn that somebody was letting me sniff a baggie of their freshly-harvested, basement-grown stash. Man, I am going to drink half of this and then put the other half in a water pipe. Please note that I am VERY careful not to mention any terms that might bring Homeland Security or other unwanted fuzz-types to my pad, man. I try to maintain a mellow environment here at Chez Woody, dig? Chill is the watchword, man. Mouthfeel was surprisingly big, like a dollop of that special caramel The Old Lady whipped up during my visit to CANorado, man. It was also kind of mellow, the hops not choosing to be confrontational, but more like "Hey, man, how are you? Let us do you a solid, man." Far out! I passed it to Chong and he nodded in agreement, or maybe he was just nodding off. Man, that dude really knows how and where to score the really good, ahem, hops. The wild light show going on in the sky through the windshield was mind-blowing and as kind as they were to have given me a ride, I had them drop me off at this crazy kitty's house so we could engage in some extracurricular activities. Hey, man, The Woodman does not live by or with The Old Lady alone and she does her own thing in CANorado while I do my thing here in PA. The finish was cool and minty, dosed with rye, man, and kitty cat thought that I had used mouthwash when I punched her in the mouth with my lips. May I have another hit of this one, please? (2,627 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Kind Ryed pours a dirty yeasty amber color with an impressively fluffy three fingers of sepia-white head. Lots of streaming carbonation to support the head, and they seem to be coming from the sides of the glass--fine little bubbles. Motherlode lacing.

Soft, yet spicy, rye malt with refreshing floral citrus hop notes. Toasty and cereal, but earthy and leafy. Really has a great balance.

Deliberate rye spiciness with floral hops and dry grapefruity citrus. Toasty, but soft, as this works better than most red ales with similar characteristics. Almost perfectly sudsy, an impeccable feel from a medium swish body, and the texture of gulping retained head foam on big sips. Tastes great, with a keen hoppiness and solid rye showing. Slightly tea-like. Very easy to quaff. What a superb rye beer! (798 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'll buy anything with a drivin' dog on it.

Hazy gold color. Crescent moon retention leaves foamy curtains down my glass.

Smells like damp, fresh cut grass and peppery sawdust. Citrus rinds. Nice break from the tropical fruit outburst IPAs.

Flavor is dank, wet citrus and grass. Peppery rye is a nice compliment.

Dank, wet, heavy, spicy - I think it's one of the best things Otter Creek has done. A bit of a standout from their normally good but very balanced beer portfolio. (482 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with a two finger, pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic soapy lacing on the way down.

Slightly earthy floral hop aroma that's bursting with juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some resinous oil, fresh cut grassy and sticky pine needle but the sweeter fruit notes really stand out. Prominent grapefruit and citrus rind along with some mango, papaya, pineapple and blood orange. The hop presence is balanced by a faint pale malt presence with hints of bread, faint caramel and grainy graham cracker. Smells very good but could use a stronger earthy/resinous character.

Medium body with dry, earthy bitterness lingering over sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes and a faint pale malt backbone into a sweet, slightly dry finish. Some grassy pine needle, spruce tip and sticky resinous oils countered by prominent fruit sweetness and pale biscuit malt. The juicy tropical and citrus fruit notes really stand out with hints of juicy grapefruit, mango, pineapple, curaçao and blood orange. The sweet clementine, naval orange and tangerine notes are strongest providing the hop profile with delicious flavor. Perfectly balanced by a pale malt backbone with hints of biscuit, cracker, a touch of spicy rye and subtle caramel sweetness. This beer could use a little more earthy bitterness but is otherwise an excellently balanced, flavorful beer that is dangerously drinkable. (1,517 characters)

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

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on 10/28/13.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with an average white head. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Real nice hop aroma on this one backed up by ample rye malt. Lots of the spiciness I enjoy in a rye IPA. Bit of a sweetness to it, and a touch of booze.

T: Delicious flavor on this one. Hits you with a dose of hop bitterness that is soon overpowered by rye goodness. Hops pop back in for the aftertaste and remind you its an IPA. Nice roastiness to the malts which rarely make it through the hop of an IPA.

M: Medium body with slightly low carbonation. Nice nectar like quality I look for in IPA's. Finish is dry and mostly crisp with a touch of hop stickiness.

Overall I'm really impressed and will be headed back for more than a single bottle. Definitely worth a try by any rye fan or hophead. (913 characters)

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Liquid comes out slightly darker than golden yellow with a slight straw haze to it. Has a nice glow to it when held up to the light. Lemon/vanilla colored head with medium and small bubbles making it look pretty frothy. Very nice lacing to it, makes the glass look nice an messy, just the way I like my empty IPA glasses to look.

Smells like an awesome IPA, and has a lot going on. Smells like (fresh) floral and citrus hops off the bat, then follows with some fruity tones and hints of tangerine, orange, and grapefruit peel. Malt presence too, buttered bready sweetness and some rye (hence the name). Everything meshes perfectly to give your nose that desired tickle.

The taste is perfectly on par with the smell. Good amount of sweetness of sweet toasted caramel malts and again some sweet buttery bread that helps disguise the rye so it's present but not too strong. Plenty hoppy, same to add with the floral and citrus (fruit/citrus profile a little juicier), but I'd add some pine as well, hints of a natural nectar sweetness too, touches all taste buds.

Mouthfeel is really good, great carbonation level. Medium bodied with a nice feel the whole way through. Not really smooth, but a nice natural sweet/juicy/fruity/earthy feel with a nice sharp dry bitter finish. Drinkability is ridiculous on this beer, this review was actually 2 12 oz. bottles because its so easy drinking, goes quicker than anticipated. I've had it on tap and in the bottle, it's great both ways. Otter Creek and Long Trail have been KILLING IT recently. (1,591 characters)

Photo of MikeRusso
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

This is a solid rye ipa. There is a distinct rye flavor right on the first sip with a hoppy finish. Not too over the top hoppy but a good flavor for the ipa enthusiast. Definitely a good beer! (195 characters)

Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.