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Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBUs: 35
OG: 12.0° Plato

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-14-2009)
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Photo of bumpqua
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Line Dry Rye is the third Oakshire I've tried, and like their Watershed IPA and truly amazing Perfect Storm Imperial IPA, it too is excellent. My first taste of LDR was at a Hillstomp concert on a warm Sunday afternoon at Papa's Soul Food Kitchen and Blues Joint in Eugene, OR. The only thing bland about this summer seasonal, which was served in a plastic compostable cup, was the iced tea color. LDR is made with 10 percent rye malt and 10 percent flaked malt, which gives it a refreshing dry flavor that is balanced by the moderate hoppiness and malt finish. My tongue must be scorched from too many hoppy beers because I could not taste the touch of blackberry honey used to make the brew. It could have been the music or it could have been Papa's fried catfish, but Oakshire's Line Dry Rye is one tasty hot weather antidote.

bumpqua, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

CB2maltygoodness, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a growler into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very clear light orange color, huge fluffy off-white head that left tons of dense chunky lace. No visible carbonation

S- Big cereal malt notes, some spiciness, pretty big lemon and grassy notes

T- Very bright tasting, burst of lemon, grassy, and spicy hop character. Nice backbone of cereal, bready, graininess and caramel malts. As it warmed up some green apple and almost chocolate like flavors developed.

M- Soft/low carbonation, very smooth, semi-dry finish, medium to lighter bodied

O- A really nicely balanced and sessionable summer beer. Different from you average pale ale or even rye pale ale. The flavor profile is well-balanced and pretty unique. Really digging this one.

Hoptometrist, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

foxyaardvark27, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

OregonGrown7, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

jnoelani, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

marct, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +14%

dmorgan310, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of cbarrett4
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.

Pours a clear amber/copper hue with a nicely persistent head and fine lace. Aromas of clean citrus with malts, hop oils, and a faint hint of rye waft out. On the palate are more hops with softer citrus notes and a good dose of bready yeast and very faint malt. Not much rye on the nose but it comes through on the palate.

This beer is nicely textured with good bitterness but well integrated with the acids and body. Finishes long and smooth. A very good beer, but lacks the overall punch I expect (and receive) in most rye ales.

cbarrett4, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium blonde color with a huge effin' head into my glass. I like that it uses rye and I've noticed a slight uptick in the amount of rye beers coming out. This also has honey.

Lots of spicy rye with a touch of sweet honey in the nose. Very invigorating in a sense.

Wow. Sweet, spicy rye mixes with a touch of honey to create a very drinkable beer. There's both flaked and malted rye. Hops aren't specified but they lean more toward pine.

Lingering spiciness dominated the back the of the throat.

I like this beer. It's easy to drink and would quench my thirst on a hot day. It's a good alternative to the usual spring seasonals.

Brad007, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of ChrisPr
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours with a pure white head. Aroma is spot on for a pils and taste is incredibly reminiscent of a northern German pils, with maybe 50% more IBUs. The rye is quite subtle and I think adds nice to the hop profile. Living in the PNW it's rare to see fresh pilseners, and even though this is a rye pale it really almost reminds me of a pilsener until the yeast profile appears as the beer warms up. This is quite a nice, light summer beer.

ChrisPr, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of 2BDChicago
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pure gold with slight haze. Soft off-white foam.

S: Note are faint, some bread and a touch of lemon citrus, and then way in the background a very distant belgian spice....maybe.

T: Very drinkable. It's dry and not sweet, and not bitter. In the after-taste there's faint flavors blended together. Maybe low grapefruit, a little breadiness. It's got a nice full mouthfeel.

O: Nothing out of balance in any way. It's smooth and interesting in a low key way. It's billed as a summer seasonal, which is exactly what it is. It's got rye and honey, which is probably what makes it interesting, but it's hard to say exactly why.

2BDChicago, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of msubulldog25
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22 oz. bottle, poured to a pint. A glorious Sunday afternoon respite in the backyard, spent watching bees buzz around the out-of-control clover patches and birds splash in their bath.

Oakshire's 'new' summer seasonal; released for the first time in bottles in late spring 2010. "Pale Ale brewed with Honey"

A: 'Bread crust' best describes this pour, a tawny/orange that's just hazed enough to blur my fingers through the glass. Plenty of carbonation rising to a finger+ cap of whitish foam. Look away a minute and the head is mostly gone, leaving a mottled veil but plenty of sticky lace in fractured sheets.

S: Baked bread with a toasted nut/seed skew. Sweet (cut) grass or hay then that sneaky herbal honey. Nothing too strong, everything good-smelling.

T: No mistaking the grain used here: the rye is rich and zesty, almost peppery. Hops aplenty, lending a grassy greenness. Then there's the honey - maybe my favorite aspect; LOVE the clover/flower it provides, an underlying 'graham cracker' sweetness.

M: Once the initial shock of RYE spiciness wears off, a smoother ale emerges, one that's a little on the thin/watery side. Carbonated feel really mellows after no more than 5 minutes. Dry and grain/bitter finish. Earthy bittering ends the sweetness rather abruptly.

D: Oh, so very drinkable on a warm July afternoon...perfect for sipping in the shade or (I suppose) pairing with anything from a crisp salad to something spicy or grilled...pale ales don't usually excite my much, but the deft balance of hops, rye and honey in this one make it memorable and earn it a spot in the 'need to have more this summer' category.

msubulldog25, Jul 12, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BurdockBoy, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

InfernoBoss, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Birdlegs, May 22, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orangey-copper, slight haze, spongey off-white foam that collapses to a thin cap

Aroma: ethereal notes of blossom honey, rye, malt, eucalyptus, and strawberries

Flavor: dryish malt profile let's the rye poke through a bit; hints of fermented honey and grassy hop notes; finishes dry with a lingering, throaty bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, crisp, sparkley carbonation

Other comments: The rye definitely comes through, which is nice because it is so often shunted behind overly heavy hops or just not present enough to cut through the malt.

GreenCard, Jul 05, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Chris-MOC9, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

johnnyboy76, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Gww1864, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

SoonerNY, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

2beerdogs, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of wagenvolks
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to sdawson for the generous extra! 22oz bottle into a Sam Adam's perfect pint.

It takes a fairly vigorous pour to muster up much of a head atop Line Dry Rye. Eventually, though, a quarter inch of sticky light-custard foam forms and retains well. Lots of carbonation rising up from the laser etched bottom as it moves through a hazy, golden honey- & tangerine-colored beer. Nice blend of sweet clover and spicy rye bread in the nose with some yeasty funk. The hops balance nicely with piny resin and C-hop greenery. Foresty and earthy are the malts, with a big presence of caramel sweetness to go with the honey.

The flavor holds back some of that initial rye spice suggested by the nose and replaces it with a grainy, mineral-rich malt huskiness. Not much hop flavor to be found, but they do supply a nice dose of herbal bitterness. Rye finally kicks in on the finish--dry and crisp, but it's a bit too little too late. Mouthfeel is uppity in its carbonation, but still maintains a creamy feel to the medium-light body. All in all, a serviceable rye beer and a good choice for the summer heat. Thanks again Scott!

wagenvolks, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of mactrail
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive orangey amber in the Affligem chalice. A little hazy with a nice white foam that renews itself with every sip. Tangy and silky mouthfeel with lots of creamy carbonation.

Rich and mellow grainy taste followed by a hoppy bitterness. I forgot about the honey, but it does seem to mellow the scratchy rye a little. Not a bad combination, and I''m not a huge honey fan. A little murky at the finish.

Refreshing watery taste along with the grainy maltiness. Thoroughly drinkable and flavorful brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

mactrail, Dec 24, 2013
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Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.