Kind Ryed IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

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Kind Ryed IPAKind Ryed IPA

Brewed by:
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 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 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 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 Kendo
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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 sjones5045
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an insane white head. Orange hazy look the bottom of that large white head. Very nice hoppy citrus smell that is very impressive for an IPA. The taste is very nice. The rye is very present and impressively is fairly smooth. As it warms it actually seems to have a bit less taste but its still enough there to make this very enjoyable. Overall, it's a very drinkable tasty rye IPA.q

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, light amber color with a bubbly, white froth of a head. The head settles to a nice thin layer of bubbles and some decent lacing on the glass.
S: Floral, spicy, piney hops with a mellow malt profile of fresh bread and more rye spice.
T: Soft doughy malt notes with a crisp, dry bite of floral, spicy and pine hop notes. More dry grains and a finish of bitter and spicy rye notes.
M: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a noticeable breath of alcohol.
O: Otter creek is on the mark with this beer it has a great flavor and balance with a good hit of spiciness. Taste is clean and fresh. I would certainly try this again.

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Photo of Hendry
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a tall two finger soapy head, plenty of lacing about.

Aroma brings in a juicy mix of hops with some spicy rye.

Flavor is spicy from the rye but juicy from the hops in an interesting blend.

Mouthfeel is medium,carbonation brisk.

Sold rye IPA, reasonably priced six pack widely available, worth trying if you like a spicy rye note, which is not for everyone.

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Photo of anthony23cippy
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from six pack into a pint glass, pours a slightly opaque orange with a one finger head and lots of lacing as it sits. The aroma is very sweet, more so than most IPAs, smells of Apple and grapefruit mostly with a hint of biscuit? Maybe. The taste is nothing special, very piney at first with a finishing of the rye used. Mouth feel is fine, slightly thinner than I like, and more carbonation. Overall it's a good IPA I really enjoy the aroma. Think I would enjoy it more off a tap. Would have again 4.25/5

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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 inlimbo77
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, Fall 2013

A: Pretty hazed bright orange color. Slightly muted white frothy head. Leaves some lacing trails. Nice looking IPA.

S: Dank floral notes. Astringency. Rye spice underneath. Orange marmalade. Fruity notes.

T: Very hoppy. Nice punch of bitterness up front. Getting that dank fruit and pine. In the mid palate that rye spice emerges. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied.

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Photo of ksimons
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a somewhat hazy golden color with two fingers worth of white head

S-pale malts, fruity sweetness, and a nice floral and citrus hop blend

T-very similar to the smell, pale malt sweetness, light fruits, spicy rye, and citrus and floral hops

M-medium body, moderate to high carbonation

Overall a really well done beer by Otter Creek, very drinkable and I could easily have another

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

LOOK: Poured a Clear Golden Color with a 3/4 inch Foamy White Head that started off the pour....but it didn't last very long, Initially the Lacing was above average but it dissipated a Nut-Shell...It looked GREAT at first but within little to no time it looked like it could have been a Flat Keg Beer :(

SMELL: Full of Barley Malt Aromas and Crisp Fresh Quality Hops. Citrus Scents are also very evident.

TASTE: Enjoyed Fresh Hoppy Taste but I would have enjoyed a bit more of the mild bitterness that disappeared soon after the swallow.

FEEL: Crisp and Refreshing Mouth-Feel with Excellent Carbonation Balance.....I was expecting more of a lingering dryness after swallow then what it ultimately delivered.

OVERALL: Good, Solid IPA that in my opinion could have been GREAT if the "LOOK" lasted longer AND the dry after-taste had been a bit more Prominent....All-In-All a QUALITY IPA that I WOULD Recommend and Purchase Again.

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Photo of beddie23
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First try of a rye beer. I've had better IPA's from OC in the past. Taste wasnt bad, the rye goes quick into a dry ipa aftertaste so you don't get the full flavor of some of the best out there

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz with 093013 on the neck. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma has some spicy hops and tropical fruits. Slightly bready. The taste is bitter orange peel and tangerine. Spicy hop notes as well. Some bread and sweet malts. Floral hop notes. Bitter orange peel at the end. Very dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Quite drinkable. Overall, very good Rye that's worth seeking out. I'm hoping this isn't just a one time brew.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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 BEERMILER12
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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 Stignacious
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Zythophile
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: 9/29/16
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Appearance is an opaque medium amber with a fair amount of fine white head. There's some particulate matter visible.

The smell is marmalade and pineapple. Sorta floral, too. I also get a little bit of what I can best describe as a powdered mix for some citrus drink. And celery.

The taste isn't nearly as complex as the smell. It's very malty and has a good deal of pine resin. The malt bring sweetness along with it, but I can't tie it to anything else. It's not bitter until the back end. In fairness, I suppose it might be a month or two past its prime.

Feel is a bit stickier than I'd like, but the carbonation is fairly well integrated. The dominant bitterness in the aftertaste is an issue for me.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Roguer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big fluffy white head. Pulpy and cloudy, almost opaque orange brew. Solid head retention and thick lacing.

Citrus hops and caramel malt. Grapefruit, mango, honey, good fruity aroma. Light pepper.

Bite of spice and rye, followed by a wave of hops: mostly tropical, following the nose, but also a hint of light citrus. Biscuity caramel malt backbone, complementing the rye.

Fairly dry, easily drinkable, but a big dose of hops with massive lasting flavor means you could gulp, but will probably savor.

At two months old, this IPA still has plenty of hop character, and the malt is not overpowering. Very tasty. Good balance, and an interesting hop profile.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy medium amber body with a few fingers of ivory head that left ample lacing down the glass

S: spicy rye and hoppy pith and pine; dark citric aromas and hearty malt grain

T: pine resin and dark grapefruit with a chewy, spicy rye grain flavor; some wood notes and hints of herbs and spice

M: medium body, fuzzy carbonation, slightly coating, hint of rye spice tingle

O: I am not a big drinker of rye ales, but this was a nice beer, obviously a rye IPA, which may or may not work for some - there is a rustic feel to the ale as well as a hoppy IPA character; I found it easy to drink, and very tasty, but for my tastes, not a style I hanker for often.

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Photo of KGilmour
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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 BoldRulerVT
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this from a six pack purchased at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski.
Poured some and enjoyed the medium amber haze and decent head.
Smell is some mild fruit hoppiness, some breadiness, good grain.
Taste is delicious. Mild, easy drinking, some sweet pineapple in there, and tangy grain. The rye malt stands out.
Mouthfeel is as consistent as every other aspect from this Mike Gerhart brewed gem.
Overall, this is a sessionable and enjoyable beer that's perfectly balanced.

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Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to joe_grizzly, who sent this along with a buttload of Alchemist that I promptly devoured. Have always liked Otter Creek , & haven’t had their rye…shame on me. 12 oz. bottle.

The pour is unfiltered orange, middling carbonation. Nose is like a lotion Kleenex, gentle, unabrasive, to be used repeatedly.

Kind Ryed is like a rye five toes in the nuts. Luckily, I like that kind of thing. To say this is rye-forward is like saying Coke if sugar-forward. The rye is spicy & sharp, almost veering into white pepper territory, crushing the hops into a background watercolor of mild bitterness & a damp earthiness. While I usually hate dirt in my beer, the contrast with the rye works. Chewed pine needles finish it off, & damn, but I shouldn’t have shared this with my wife. The entire bottle would have been welcome from lips to liver.

Very good stuff & if I had a bucket full, this might get ass-bumped into the excellent sphere. Another fine brew from Otter Creek.

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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 813 ratings.
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