Kind Ryed IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

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Kind Ryed IPAKind Ryed IPA

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Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

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

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Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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 jlindros
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Missed out on this and double dose the first time around, at least I got a shot at this one. Bottled on 11/18/13, about a month old, so not bad for a bottled beer from Vermont, and gotta love when the date the bottles. "Just chill, bro" is what he tells me, well OK then.

Pours a nice creamy foamy 1+ finger head that just sits there almost mocking me as it never leaves, I keep waiting for it to fade a bit to see how the lacing is and to get my aroma, but it teases me and never leaves. I give it some coaxing to fade and the lacing just sticks all over the glass continuing to mock me. The beer ends up a hazy darker carrot orange color.

Nose is quite nice too, that great fresh hop aroma, little floral, but into the resin and some citrus, a nice fluffy fruity hop aroma that beckons for more, a hint of candied orange peel, and a touch of juicy tangerine blend nicely with a little sweet candy like malt base.

Taste brings more of the nice hops, good hoppy hoppy hoppy, nice boy. Fresh hop flavors continue, with juicy fruit and plenty of it, again citrus but more on the mild side with a hint of tangerine and grapefruit pith, little candied orange peel but barely, touch of cammomile tea like floral hop. Then it turns bitter, fairly bitter, but not bitter cold bro, nice resin to stick the bitterness to the tongue, which also hints at a mild passion fruit interestingly, and more of that grapefruit rind character. Bitterness turns up the heat just as a mild sweet candy like malt comes through, but the malt doesn't get sweet or candy like, or at least I can't tell since the hops just keep kicking it down the more it tries to show it's head and attempt to balance it, although it does do somewhat decent job of a balance, nice fluffy malt base. Finish is pretty dry but slightly sticky, quite bitter too with more grapefruit pith, orange rind, little resin and floral hop character, and just a touch of that candy fluffy malt.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy popping carb that helps the tongue from getting too much of a bitter smash or sticky from the malts and resin.

overall pretty nice, great hop profile without going overboard, nice balance, malts are there nicely enough to give you a nice base without even getting remotely in the way of the hops, quite tasty and still drinkable. One of their best beers yet!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 12/21/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty rye malt character. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in along with some caramel and citrus sweetness creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, there are better choices in the style but this is still a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Giant Beer Garden & Eatery in the cooler enjoyed chilled from the 12 oz in a pub glass.

The color is apricot with moderate haze and light cream cap with fine bead lace clings in rings. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit and herbal hop aromatics with a light sweet malt essence. The feel is very good a nice tangy yeast with medium bitterness and subtle alcohol with a light sweetness and moderately carbonated with dry bitter finish.

The taste is on the dank herbal side with some leafy grassy hop flavors with almost piney sharp aspect but nice mild caramel undertone gives a nice cushion for the hop forward flavor which is not astringent or off putting, but definitely aggressively bitter. This IPA is a good rye IPA to me because it seems to keep both the hops and malt flavor in mind even though it is not what I would call malty, just not out of balance or harsh I consider this to be tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
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?

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a clouded golden copper orange hue, with a thicket of off white head, intricate even lacing. Aroma has citrus bursts, apricot, hints of mango...hints of biscuit malt and dry yeast components. Let's see how it tastes, bitter, bitter, and oh yeah bitter. A wave of hops, big bitterness, lacks cohesiveness with a malt profile a bit of spicy rye in the backend, but more or less a wave of hops and finishes with bitter resins and dry yeast notes. Bottled 10/28/13 they have a bit of time on them but I think these bottles are just a bit over the top with dry hop bitterness, lacks malt sweetness, and balance. There is the spicy rye grassiness that only adds to the earthy bitterness and vegetal garlic/onion notes I'm getting it's like chewing on an everything bagel at this point. Mouthfeel completely drying bitterness, my mouth is a desert, waves of lingering bitterness ample soft carbonation resinous medium bodied ale. Overall, I appreciate the hops, but this cat who used to brew at DFH, needs to go do an internship on the West Coast to learn how to tame the hops or keep brewing collaborations with Lawson's Finest!!!

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Photo of stakem
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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 RblWthACoz
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The nose on this beer is great. Super piney resin with a very mild hint of citrus; and it's consistent. That's the most interesting part as most beers fade quickly on the fragrance aspect of things. As far as the flavor goes, it's pretty decent. Mildly full and it follows through. A nice IPA. Wouldn't mind a bit more punch, but it works.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A bit of murky deep orange to brown amber body, with a thick off white head. Head grows only about two fingers deep but has some good retention. Lots of rising carbonation but very fine in appearance.

Big juicy hop forward nose. Lots of juicy orange and citrus notes. Mild sweet spicy malt with a hint of berried red fruit. Quite nice.

Definitely rye forward, but the hop punch really helps. Citrus hop and very dry malt bill combine to make a very dry earthy sensation, but the fruit hop angle has a bit of juicy quality and orange tropical juice flavor and feel. Good quenching palate, and nice lingering aftertaste. Hints barely at a bit of dough dry cracker sensations as well.

Easily one of the better if more enjoyable rye hop heavy beers I've had.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint the beer is a hazy, muddled, orange-brown coloring that is opaque, with a clingy, filmy, off-white head. Aromas of citrus forward, with orange and tangerine, and a solid caramel backbone, with a rich and bitter toasted grain highlight throughout. Smells great. Flavors of tangy sweet and bitter forward, well blended, with a spicy profile or pepper, oregano, and cedar notes. Good citrus blend, providing tart notes throughout. The body is light, and slightly effervesced at the end. The aftertaste is rich sweet undertones with spicy hops overlay. Frothy, effervesced finish, with a bitter and slightly dry linger. Solid and very drinkable.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of citrus, hops, some pine. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruits, some bitterness, a bit of pine, finishes dry and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of WesWes
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a rocky white head that lasts and eventually fades with excellent lacing. The aroma is good. It's got your typical pale ale malt aroma; pale and dextrin malts, but with a slight rye spiciness. The hop aroma is present and provides a nice bitterness and balance. The taste is great. It has a stiff bitterness up front that lingers in the finish. The malt bill is well balanced and offers up a mild rye character that plays off the hops. The mouthfeel is fine. It's a medium/full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an excellent RIPA that's cheap and easily accessible. I could drink this beer on the regular for sure. Well done!

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Photo of dar482
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a rich orange color with a fluffy one finger head.

The aroma has tons of hoppiness of sweet tangerine, orange, red grapefruit, with a bit of tropical in there with a hint of garlic in the back.

The flavor has leafy pine on the front with a light bready malt character. The finish is dry of pine and grapefruit peel. At first, there's a strange grainy note that hits quite off putting, but that must be the rye. A good lingering bitterness.

As I drink on, the grainy note fades away and no longer becomes offensive. Tons of green leafiness and pine in this IPA with an almost watery body and a strong bitterness. A very well made beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body with good head that left a little lace. Strong floral hop aroma and you can pick up touches of sweet caramel malt and rye. The hops and carbonation give the beer an overall dryer, sharper feel, but the sweetness and the rye offer great balance so the beer is never cutting and easily passes over the tongue. Straddles the line between hoppy ale for the hop heads and milder ale for those who aren't IPA fans. Overall, a really good beer (nuff said).

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dark, orange glow with a dense clarity and strong feverish pitch of effervesce. A two finger, dairy white colored foam head with good standing sits atop with a very good resilience. Strong foamy messy lace band.

S: Freshly sliced grapefruit, dry barley and rye bread, dry orange and some background herbal hops. A bit of trailing grassy-flowery hops with an average helping.

T: Dry peppery rye, spicy, barley, peppercorns, and dry woodsy citrus. Herbal hops with caraway, and anise spiciness. The rye factor is very strong, it doesn't hold back finishing with a dry burbon alcohol fade.

M: Good tongue dancing carbonation, creamy malts, sticky and dry, with a medium fullness.

O: A very strong rye presence that lives up to its name with an equally good dry hopped backing. O.C. continues to step up their hop game and is becoming a force with a expanding portfolio of sought after hoppy beers. This is very good, six pack worthy, and the rye factor is something to be reckoned with. 6.5% abv% and drinks fairly big.

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Photo of corby112
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a very translucent orange. Thinnish white head dies off to a concave crown of foam, head leaves a ton of lace.

S-Impressive aroma. Rich, juicy, ripe hoppiness complemented by a vibrant, zesty rye aroma. Tart tangerine and grapefruit with some subtler exotic fruit notes via the hops. Caramel covered cornbread malt.

T-The rye mixes with the orangey hops and combine to blast through my pallate. Citrus-rye tag team. Caramel malt accentuated by the rye malt's intangible flavors. Lemony hops too. Grassy as well.

M-Each sip leaves a lot in the tongue. Rye remnants, bitter hoppy aftertaste. Its very stimulating but a bit taxing.

O/D-Kind Ryed is a tasty treat. Otter Creek crafted this brew very well. This and Double Dose have really opened my eyes to Otter Creek's potential.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says 112713.

A- Pours a medium semi-hazy amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half patch of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Hoppy aroma is just as earthy as it is citrusy and quite bright. Fruit notes like apricot and peach.

T- Zesty bitterness spreads out into citrus notes of grapefruit, pine and melon. So flavorful as the rye lends a spiciness to the hops that just adds to the lovely zing. Mild malt flavor.

M- Sharp and tingly but in the best way. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This is an excellent rye IPA. Way to go Mike!

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Photo of epyon396
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
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 DrDemento456
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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 Brad007
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber with a blonde hue along the sides. Plenty of head and plenty of lacing as well.

Spicy with buttery malt and a pine/citrus hop bite. I adore rye beers and this is no exception.

Citrus, pine and spicy rye flavors coat my tongue. Tasty and goes well with my meal.

Finishes spicy with a good dose of hops at the back of the throat. Clean and crisp. What more could you possibly ask for?

A well done rye IPA that is well worth picking up. Mike Gerhart makes his mark once again.

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
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