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Kind Ryed IPA | Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States | website

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Frost-Mountain-Brew on 10-07-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
792
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
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32
Gots:
165
For Trade:
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Reviews: 118 | Ratings: 792
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a standard pint glass a slight hazed orange infused lighter golden with a bone white thinner but well sustained head atop.A mix of grapefruit-like hops and sharp rye mainly in the nose,light caramel/biscuit sweetness was detected as well.A big shot of sharp rye along with citric and resinious hops up front on the palate the hops are big but there is also a dryer bready base that holds up pretty well to the rye and hop onslaught.Alot of rye and hop flavors in this beer,really damn good.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, smudged date code

Hazy golden orange in color, foamy head. Nice citrus and dank hop aroma. Little malt flavor. Slightly bitter. Good mouthfeel

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Photo of thebeers
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with lasting thick white head and heavy lacing. Big mango aroma with a little spicy rye kick. Much pinier hop flavor with good hop bitterness. Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of kevINSIGHT
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly darker than golden with good foam but not too much. Hoppy aroma on the fruity side. Some particulate but not to the feel in the mouth. Just enough effervescence in the mouth. Great rye-IPA flavor somewhat less evergreen and more fruit taste than the regular IPA's I'm accustomed to. Really nice flavor. Can't go wrong with the dog driving the Westy on the label either! This is an IPA that might be more amenable to a friend that finds regular IPA's too bitter.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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 stakem
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz botle poured into a pint. The brew appears a clear copper color with off-white cap that holds well.

It smells herbal with citrus and minerals then rindy grassy towards the back with minimal toasty malt.

This tastes bitter with light toadted malts and some minerals/carbonic character. There is a neutral hoppy fruited aspect present and resinous bitterness.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Not a bad brew by any stretch but also not something I feel I need to have again.

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Photo of rorykanderson
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer. Starts and finishes clean with a balanced malt body, mild hops and moderate rye flavors. More bitter hop taste than fruit or citrus and the rye comes through on the front end and dissipates quickly. Crisp throughout. A real easy drinker.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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 beerbully
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Kane chalice from growler which was opened a day ago.

L-Not much head but the growler was opened a day ago so it was expected. Light copper slightly hazy........mild lacing

S-citrus grapefruit, rind, floral, pine, sweet malts

T-similar to the nose.........pine, floral citrus hops balanced with the sweetness of the malts.......some earhy, spiciness from the rye, bready .........grapefruit, citrus rind

F-can't rate the carbonation fairly as it is a day old growler.....medium bodied, slight dry finish., slick

O-haven't had many RIPA's but this beer makes me want to dig deeper into the style.......certainly will try this one again......solid offering

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a clear golden amber color. Sediment particles throughout. 2 fingers of off-white head leave generous lacing on my glass.

S: Hops and rye, with herbal and piney notes.

T/F: Malts up front with a nice bitter hop profile. Evergreen and peppercorns... sharp and tangy, drying at the finish with some definite citrus notes. Generous carbonation. Sticky and resinous.

O: A delicious rye IPA, and very glad the guy at our local distributor recommended it. Also love the trippy artwork on the bottle. Hippies and beer... seems to work together.

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Photo of kcjones
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love RIPAs. Hebrew's St Lenny's RIPA is my all time favorite beer. I was excited to try this beer from OCB, and I was not disappointed in the least. The peppery flavor balances deliciously with the rye taste. The bitterness (60ibus) could be cranked up a little more in my opinion, but overall a solid, very drinkable beer.

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Photo of DIM
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I smelled a peppery, candy-ish, sugar cookie malt base balanced nicely by hop aromas that were resinous with notes of citrus peel and grass.

I found this to be a wonderfully balanced on the tongue. The sweet, peppery rye malt base worked well with the tingly, resinous hops. I also found hints of sweet oranges and a little something floral at the end.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really nice beer and a nice variation on an IPA. The rye adds an earthy spice that balances with citrus hoppiness. It's loaded with sediment but that doesn't bother me. The finish is citrusy and bitter. I'll probably buy it again next winter. yb

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Photo of Kendo
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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 epyon396
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange/copper with a pillowy white head and perfect layered lacing.

Pine needles and Rye on the nose.

Heavy, resinous pine with the slightest hint of citrus. A spicy rye back end with a slight iron/pennies metallic quality. Fairly bitter.

Medium body. Medium carbonation, but a little on the softer side.

Otter Creek continues to churn out solid beers. This is no exception.

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Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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 HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; very nice, long lasting, lacing;

S: pine, pineapple, rye, a hint of caramel;

T: a touch of rye spice from start to finish; slightly metallic at the end; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: other than bitterness, almost no hop character in the flavor;

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - A dark honey/dark orange color. Hazed. Big two finger pillowy off white'ish head.
Smell - Malt sweetness, pine, floral, orange
Taste - Floral, pine, almost like a molasses type sweetness, spice, earthy, hints of booze

Overall - Otter Creek is my favorite brewery....not totally digging this one though.

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Photo of wedge
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear gold with some floaties and a thick head that leaves some great lacing all over the glass. Aroma has a nice, toasty, grainy freshness to it - leafy, peppery hops, weed, and pine resin. Malty sweetness and spicy rye graininess balanced by herbal, woody hop oils. Grassy, resinous bitterness with a bit of flowers underneath. Pretty alright...no date on the bottle, so no idea how fresh this is.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Wow. This had a cool label. I took good notes and a photo of this back in March of this year,

It's cloudy and dirty yellow in the glass. The head was pretty much MIA. The aroma is a pungent sweat sock smell. Nasty.

The taste follows in the same vein, but not as bad. You could almost tell it was a rye beer. It was almost drinkable if you could get past the smell. I wonder if this was just another bad bottle from Crafty Drafts in Ghana. I certainly would not want another and I'm avoiding the store too.

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Photo of KGilmour
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not normally a fan of IPAs, but this one was refreshing and not too hoppy.

L: Golden amber. Not sure on head, since drank from bottle.

S: Citrus and Rye aroma.

T: Rye flavor for sure. Crisp and citrus. No manky aftertaste.

F: Medium carbonation. Not a strong alcoholic flavor, despite the ABV of 6.5%

O: Giving it a 4 out of five, where a 5 for me is a perfect Stout. Because I don't drink IPAs regularly, and have actively disliked some in the past, a 4 is high praise from me.

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Photo of Rclem2010
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My love affair with all things rye continues... A solid IPA top to bottom with an unmistakable rye flavor giving a solid undertow of delicious...big fan

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Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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 superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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 MarkLinton1
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy unfiltered golden amber color with one finger head. Not much nose but there is a little spice and citrus. Lots of flavors going on with spicy rye notes, sweet malts, grapefruit and lemongrass. Spice stays with you all the way through the finish as the hop builds. Would be a great beer for a nice Summer day but I understand it's only available during the Winter and early Spring. First beer I've tried from Otter Creek Brewing. I'm intrigued.

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