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Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing

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Line Dry RyeLine Dry Rye

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 10.8%
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 Brad007


3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 11:45:54 | More by Brad007


3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-11-2013 05:14:47 | More by BESTIALEX
Photo of crewfan1952


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-08-2013 01:28:33 | More by crewfan1952
Photo of chugamugofsud


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-21-2013 21:28:58 | More by chugamugofsud
Photo of Dunkelhund


3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-03-2013 02:36:02 | More by Dunkelhund
Photo of jnoelani


4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-28-2012 10:00:57 | More by jnoelani
Photo of Bookseeb


3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 03:31:08 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of smakawhat


3.38/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 00:32:01 | More by smakawhat
Photo of tempest


3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 07:45:45 | More by tempest
Photo of twelveinches


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-12-2012 05:47:41 | More by twelveinches
Photo of KegsAndEggs


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-28-2012 14:57:05 | More by KegsAndEggs
Photo of IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light amber with a shy amount of off-white head. Didn't stick around either. Aroma is light as well. Pale malt, touch of rye, and some hops. Spicy and floral with a bit of citrus. Comes out of it's shell a bit on taste. Follows the nose with light malt, bit of rye, and spicy floral citrus hop. Beer is smooth with good balance on the bittering. Overall a decent brew, but not stand outtish in any way.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 03:17:32 | More by IllNate
Photo of mdillon86


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-21-2012 15:54:53 | More by mdillon86
Photo of BeerOps


3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-05-2012 00:30:31 | More by BeerOps
Photo of SoonerNY

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-24-2012 22:33:19 | More by SoonerNY
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-18-2012 05:34:38 | More by InfernoBoss
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 01:15:35 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

06-11-2012 03:23:16 | More by CB2maltygoodness
Photo of calmond72


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-08-2012 03:40:33 | More by calmond72
Photo of Hoolihan


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-10-2012 06:44:33 | More by Hoolihan
Photo of davidthebruce


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-22-2011 15:19:07 | More by davidthebruce
Photo of 2BDChicago


3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 01:26:47 | More by 2BDChicago
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 17:25:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of cbarrett4


3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 22:05:47 | More by cbarrett4
Photo of BuckeyeOne


2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. into a standard pint glass a rich amber color with very little head. Not much carbonation, even with a hard pour. Does not bode well.

The aroma is dominated by bready malts with just a whiff of citrus hops. Did not pick up any rye in the nose at all.

The flavor is better than the aroma. Sweet malt arrives first, followed by some rye kick, and finishing with a dry hop bite. Not bad but nothing that blows my hair back.

Thin mouthfeel with no carbonation.

Overall, I think this is a subpar beer. Based on the label description, I had hoped for more. Probably won't try this again, unless I got a bad (under carbonated) bottle. Might try on tap if I see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:50:01 | More by BuckeyeOne
Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.