Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 83
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-14-2009

IBUs: 35
OG: 12.0° Plato
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of earth, rye, herbal hop, and slight honey aromas. Taste is much the same with rye, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with lots of earthy rye qualities, but nothing too memorable in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle. (581 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a much better beer than its ratings i think. quite a lot of rye in this pale ale, and well hoppy too, pushing the ipa realm i think. some color to it from the tap, not quite amber, but some copper low lights for sure, and less than an inch of persistent just off white head. great aroma on it, heavy rye is immediately evident, and the hops are bursting fresh northwest C types, pungent and intense. the flavor is as bold as the nose, but there is a strange grain flavor in addition to the rye that i dont love. its bready and thick and it clashes with the rye a little and makes the beer feel too heavy. the rye is strong though in taste, almost peppery for a moment before all the hops kick in. bitter as can be on the tail end, but also quite flavorful, woody and lush at the same time, oily too. hints of pine and green pepper as it goes down. fuller bodied, especially for the low abv, and finishing bitter but dry. a well made beer, could use a few tweaks, but i would happily drink this one again. nice to see these beers coming in kegs now to colorado! (1,060 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clouded, though bright yellow-orange body with a bubbly, white head.

Smell: Notes of lightly malted barley, light rye, light lemon, light florals. Nice enough, just light.

Taste: A good bite of French loaf bread accompanied by a light sweetness. Pinch of lemon zest, some slight floral accents and a medium level of bitterness augmented by the piquant rye. Drying, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Fairly enjoyable. A light beer, but a nice beer. (519 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev +6%
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. (576 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Out of the bottle almost a little wet, but a nice orange amber body slightly hazy. However, barely makes a finger of head while pouring and gives little staying power. What little I saw was slightly off white. While drinking manages some

Nose is grainy, a little bit of that rye spicy character. Smells very wet though and flat. Little touch of honey but not much.

Very dry finish, and bark like tree wood for the malt presence. Slightly wet, but I suspected worse (it's not as watery as I thought it would be), with a bit of rye spicy character, and a mild pine hop. Some dry bread comes out, a little crusty sensation, but nothing honey or sweet tasting.

This is not overall that bad, but it's not doing too much for me either. It's drinkable and I could have it again, but it's not that impressive either. (887 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Clyde Common. The rye flavors isn't expansive and deep, but it is distinct. This is a dry, spicy rye ale. A legit rye beer, and worth a try for rye lovers. It's average weight and reasonably drinkable, a standard American craft ale. The flavor has a mix of malty, toasted bready rye with a dry grapefruit hops kick that blends right into the rye malts. (366 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from the Beermongers in Portland, OR.

Pours a very clear amber-golden colour, with a futzy, fuzzy white head that leaves decent lacing. Pretty decent body and very fine carbonation. All up, it's a decent looking brew.

Slight grainy, textural nose. leaving huskiness with a bit of acidity and fresh, herbal grain notes. Touch of maple syrup to it, even. It's not bad, but it's not overly inspiring.

Taste is light and slightly spicy, with rye making a name for itself, but also unfortunately lightening the body to such a degree that whatever else comes through doesn't really get a chance to express itself. Some vegetative hops on the back leave a clinging cleanness, but the beer as a whole is slightly underwhelming.

Drinkable enough in its way, but a bit depressing as well. It could have used the springboard of the rye better to express some spicy hop characters. As it is, it's a bit bland and dull. (927 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a light golden color, sordove thick for a pale ale, with a nice white cap

S: Sweetness and rye

T: A bit of rye, the breadiness is felt in the taste and the body, a hint at citrus and perhaps a dab of caramel. I really had a hard time finding honey in this.

M: Bigger body

O: Pretty good (300 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (642 characters)

Photo of RedDiamond
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oakshire describes Line Dry as a "rye pale ale with a touch of Oregon blackberry honey" brewed with 10% rye malt and 10% flaked rye. It is warm yellow with a plump body and an exuberant white head. The honey lends an unexpected yet intentional sweetness, while rye elements point to a crisp, dry terminus. Personally, I prefer a grainier rye beer as a summertime thirst quencher and palate cleanser. But conceptually I "get it" and the honey is ultimately a nice flourish if that sort of thing appeals to you. (509 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Capital Market,Salem. 5.3% alc now. Dull brown, clear beer, with a small light tan head. Aroma, bready, cereal, some chocolate( that may be the rye)..some slight earthy tones. Tasste is the same except the rye is more noticable near the end..and some sweetness from what i expect is the honey..though it seems arfificial. Palate is OK it gets a bit cloying as this goes on. Not a bad beer overall but not a great rye..McMenamins make a really nice rye PA that would blow this out of the water. (505 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out of a bomber into a tulip glass. Golden color, moving to a little more orange. Nice head, 1/2 inch dirty white.

S - First, honey then lots of citrus, grapefruit, stops just short of a typical IPA smell. I surprisingly like the honey smell.

T - The honey is evident but in no way overpowering. Light bitterness at the end.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, bubbly.

D - The carbonation could be a little bit less. The use of honey was done very well. It is the perfect amount to balance the rest of the beer. The rye does not seem to be coming through though, which is why I wanted to try this in the first place. So if you are looking for a distinctive rye beer this probably is not the one, but it is still a good beer nonetheless. (751 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
3.83/5  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. (1,637 characters)

Photo of wagenvolks
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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! (1,127 characters)

Photo of vkv822
2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into tulip pint.

Pours a fairly clear, bright golden with a thin white head.

The nose is fairly subdued with lemony notes.

The taste is again lemony citrus, with a faint sweetness from the honey.

The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Unfortunately I was a bit underwhelmed with offering. I don't know that I would even guess there was rye used in this. (393 characters)

Photo of beagle75
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with a thin layer of foam residue. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Stale bread, faint honey, faint grass.

T: Begins dry and spicy. Faint pilsner malt emerges next but vanishes soon after. Fruity esters appear late, alongside a very restrained bitter finish.

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation, cleanses the palate rather than sticking to it.

D: This beer is mediocre among extra-pale ales. It is effortlessly consumable, but unremarkable at the same time. Considering that it is a summer seasonal, this seemingly unflattering description may actually be a selling point. Still, a more dominant hop aroma/flavor profile would do wonders here. (728 characters)

Photo of Spikester
2.29/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours dark amber with a modest off white head. Fair amount of lacings. Aroma is rose petals with some soap. Taste is apple jack, soap, and rose water. Never tasted the rye. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation and moderately bitter. Finish is just cider, soap, and mild bitterness. As a fan of other Oakshire products I will try to find another bottle from a different store to try. This came very close to being a drain pour for me and I don't do this very often. (459 characters)

Photo of PDXHops
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a shaker pint. Slightly hazy amberish orange with a finger of off-white foam on top. This mostly disappears in short order, leaving the lacing duty up to a collar of bubbles and a wisp of foam. A few scattered specks of lace are left behind.

I'm not detecting a whole lot of rye coming throuh in the nose. Pleasant aromas of bready malt with citric and herbal notes, a touch of honeyish sweetness. Rye flavor is much more potent, appearing as if out of nowhere to deliver it's signature savory/spicy duo. It works pretty nicely with the moderately sweet malt profile. The hops cooperate as well, somewhat citric, somewhat grassy, somewhat herbal. Fairly grainy and crisp in the finish. Not exactly a storm of rye, but solid. (736 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.05/5  rDev +16%
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. (740 characters)

Photo of GreenCard
3.77/5  rDev +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. (559 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is honey in color supporting a fair but thin head leaving spotty lace. Smell of citris, honey and floral hops. Taste has a honey breadiness, caramel malt with the rye and a bitterness that makes itself known but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. not a bad brew being a borderline summer session for me. (340 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - apropos, a honey color, fairly clear, and with very little off-white colored foam.

Smell - slightly hoppy aroma, but very little else that's prominent. Maybe a fruit-like quality.

Taste - a hoppy beginning, that quickly fades into a milder, musky quality. The honey doesn't show up boldly as a flavor, but it might be helping to subdue the hops. Bitter aftertaste, but that's not too strong. Generally nothing that's very prominent in the taste aside from the slight hoppy quality.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced and medium-bodied. Not too creamy, not too light.

Overall - not a bad brew at all, and not bad tasting, but not terribly intriguing either. (707 characters)

Photo of hreb
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served cold in pint glass. Beer is a very pale amber, crystal clear, and forms very little white head. Aroma is not awesome, lagery and even a little bit skunky, with a hint of residual malt sugar. Flavor is more mellow and pleasant. A gentle dose of hops complements the natural grainy bitterness of the rye, which is itself pretty tame. Pretty fizzy, which works out well for the summer ale style, and helps bring forward the spicy and lemon flavors.

I like rye beers quite a bit. This one is pretty OK, but totally sessionable -- in stark contrast to the usual hop wallop of ales from America typically featuring rye. (633 characters)

Photo of philbertk
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Oakshire Brewing Company--Line Dry Rye--Pale Ale Brewed With Honey--Summer Seasonal 2010--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 35 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Rye Ale. Big foamy dense rocky 1 inch lasting off white head. Fizzy cloudy not quite fresh body. Fizz hazed bright dark gold color. Delicate hop rye spice front. Smooth mild sweet lightly crusty earthy rusty rye caramel hint touch of honey flavor mild Pale Ale body. Smooth mild hop easy refreshing end. A little aged, but tasty. Sampled 4/13/2011. Purchased for $4.45 at Hondo’s Brew & Cork, Astoria, Oregon on 4/11/2011. (569 characters)

Photo of chumba526
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears medium bodied gold with a small white head.

It smells a bit sweet, a bit of grassy hops, and a bit peppery.

It tastes of mild sweet malt, slightly spicy rye and grassy hops. There is a mild sweetness but it pales in the face of the nice spicy rye quality of the beer. I get mild floral hop flavor also.

There is a medium mouthfeel to the beer.

Overall a flavorful refreshing summer beer. (400 characters)

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Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.