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 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 stella77artois
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Pours a dark red-amber, with a fair amount of haze. Bottle conditioned, plenty of yeast noticeable at the end of the pour. Thick 2" head formed and dissipated slowly, leaving behind a good amount of lacing. Nice looking beer.

S - An Earthy bitterness, a very slighly fruity hoppiness and some spice. Everything comes back to the rye, as it's very prevelant.

T - Rye malts up front, as well as some toasted malts. Hops are more noticeable in the taste. A general earthiness, a fair amount of bitterness, and a unique mixture of fruity and English hops. They may not have used English hops, but the hop taste is unique. Rye and tart bittnerness at the end. Very nice tasting beer.

F - Crisp yet powerful. Not a beer you'd chug, but has a nice feel. Very drinkable.

O - Am starting to become a fan of Rye beers, and this is a good one. Good amount of rye and hops, which feature a very unique flavor. Recommended.

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

Had this on 2015-01-23 in Columbia, PA from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Cloudy golden orange with a massive 3-finger pillowy white head that lasts and lasts and leaves nice, sheeted lace.

S - Dank and floral hops, rye bread, citrus and a touch of pine. Very nice.

T - Tart orange marmalade on toasted rye bread gives way quickly to quite-bitter grapefruit zest, which lingers a long time. There's also some grass and earthy spice that appears towards the end and continues into the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Prickly, a bit resinous but ultimately, quite dry.

O - Plenty here for hop/bitter lovers with a nice rye twist. Not as balanced as I'd like (too bitter) but all-in-all; a well-made and tasty brew.

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Photo of qchic
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy copper and a creamy, chunky head (seriously). Smells of citrus, grass, and pine, along with the spicy tang of rye and a touch of fruit. The rye steps it up in the flavor, with the hops keeping things piney bitter throughout and beyond. Nice medium body and fine carbonation in this nicely priced beer. Recommended.

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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 57md
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with over a finger of white head that lingered for a decent amount of time. The nose has mild hop and rye notes. The same notes are present in the flavor profile. The finish is nicely bitter with the rye spiciness coming on a bit stronger.

This is a decent effort, but it is not a top tier rye beer.

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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 thebeers
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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 MarkLinton1
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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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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 Chico1985
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle gotten as a Christmas gift.

A - Darkish orange color with some haze to it. White head starts tall, retains very nicely as a thick half-finger or so, pretty good lace left.

S - Big dose of rye outdoes the hops, which is nice, and seemingly/somehow rare for the style. Good herbal, grassy, citrus hops. Unfortunately quite faint.

T - Taste is great. Still a good amount of rye, but the hop profile opens up quite a bit bringing grassy, floral and tangerine/citrus flavors, along with some spice and light dankiness. Malt is faint but there is some caramel and toasted bread popping up here and there.

M - Solid, good body and nice carbonation, lots of hop flavor while bitterness is on the softer side. Quite drinkable.

O - Maybe not as exciting or standout as the many 'really great' IPAs of today, but this serves as a great example of a Rye-PA. They don't shy away from emphasizing the rye and it interplays with a nice hop profile.

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Photo of cbutova
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into a large, tall chalice. The glass receives a somewhat hazy, golden-apricot beer and a small frothy white head forms atop that. Head retention is somewhat poor as the foam drops to a thick ring quickly. Lacing starts strong with thick webs and

S- Fresh, strong dose of hops with a tropical, stone fruit focus followed by citrus and floral. A slight bit of American Ale yeast and light cracked grains but almost all hops.

T- Pine hops open up but mostly follows what you get in the aroma with notes of grapefruit, tangerines, slight peach/mango, orange zest and a nice floral, herbal finish. Slight whole grain yeast bread presence and rye spice that compounds with the hop bitterness.

MF- Light overall body but with a superbly creamy texture when the beer is moved around on the palate. Carbonation at a high level matched by a sharp bitter finish.

The rye malts compliment the juicy tropical and pine hop flavor nicely. Another above average IPA coming out of Vermont and the North East. Soon it seems like the IPA market will reach saturation.

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Photo of Boomblaze
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Newcastle Brown Ale glass.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

The smell is awesome, a piney grapefruit with a hint of citrus. The smell has me thinking this beer is gonna be amazing.

The taste is pretty good but a little bit of a let down from the awesome nose. I mainly get pine and citrus with a hint of rye. From the nose I thought it would have been a hop bomb but its more mellow, also it's a little hot. Not getting much in the way of malts just some light breadiness to it.

The mouthfeel is nice,light smooth and easy drinking.

Overall the beer is pretty good, I'd get it in a bar or restaurant if it was one the ipa's on draft but probably won't be purchasing a sixer again. There's just so many other better options out there, although the price point is great.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a finger of white head that dissipates to a sudsy film and then lingers.

Real clean grassy smell, with a touch of citrus and berry.

Taste follows nose - grass, lemon, tangerine, pine. Light caramel center. Orange/tangerine coats the tongue and plays nice with the caramel malt. Touch of pepper from the rye.

Mouthfeel is medium with a little added body from the rye. A bit of that rustic wheat mouthfeel, but actually pretty sophisticated. Long, dry finish.

Overall, really well executed rye and citrus elements. Some strawberry and watermelon starts to emerge too. Crisp and refreshing. Would definitely enjoy again.

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Photo of gabedivision
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz to a pint glass

A- golden straw, hazy, 1 finger frothy head

S- Citrus hops, baked rye bread, slight pine. just a nice subtle hop presence all over.

T- Grapefruit up front, orange juice, tasty rye/pumpernickle middle of the mouth, bready, finishes with a tart and bitter citrus fruit rind

M- Medium bodied, very filling, smooth, tart and bitter

O- Well balanced rye/hop mix, the hop slightly over powers and that is A-OK with me, a really good drink and a solid offering from otter creek

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is radiant orange with a decent head and limited clarity. An average amount of lacing remains on the glass after consumption. The smell is black pepper, lemon, and grass. More of the same in the taste with additional notes of citrus, pumpernickel grain, and spice. While not the biggest fan of Rye IPAs, I do enjoy the kick this one provides. The finish is semi-dry and very bitter, but I'm not complaining. Reasonably executed.

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Photo of JayQue
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange into a pint glass. Full white head with very good retention and thick bands of lacing on the glass. I served this one up ice cold and initially the rye was not that apparent in either the aroma or taste. First up it appeared to be a good robust balanced IPA with the citrus hops up front and caramel malts to back it up.

As the beer warmed the tangerine and grapefruit flavors held their own but the slightly sweet caramel malt slowly gave way to some bready, more sour rye. I enjoyed the flavor both ways. Pronounced and very pleasant.

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich...especially for a beer that is not that potent. The level of bitterness is just right.

A good Rye beer.

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Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear dark gold with no head.
S: It smelled like floral and spicy hops and rye.
T: It tasted like cooper and floral hops with spicy rye. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with little a little carbonation. Oily body.
D: This had a nicely balanced scent and taste, with decent body. Solid brew, even if not super unique or exiting.

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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 mattbk
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber - super junky. Mild carbonation, some potential for some good lacing though.
S: Nice blend of rye spice and hops. The hops are generating that smoky sort of hop aroma I like (is this columbus?) Slightly grapefruit, maybe faintly tropical as well. Not overpowering, but solid, I dig it.
T: Fairly high in bitterness, very crisp, some good flavor there though. Some faint maltiness. Definitely an IPA, but there is some balance here between a number of layered flavors. The hop flavor is subtle grapefruit, some slight pine, not much tropic or other citrus. The rye is present, spicy and nice. This is enjoyable.
M: Medium-light, but has a nice creaminess presumably from the rye. Very good actually.
O: Very solid beer! Recommended. Nothing particularly standing out, just generally enjoyable. The rye is nice in this beer, and works well with the choice of hops.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Kind Ryed pours a hazy orange/amber color with a small, creamy off white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind some spots and lines of lace.

The aroma has notes of tropical fruit, bready rye, flowers, and orange citrus. I thought it would be more hoppy and stronger, but it's still pleasant.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth, silky with mild carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance of bready malt, caramel, tropical fruit, citrus, a little pine and floral hops. There's a touch of peppery spice at the end. It finishes lightly bitter with lingering rye notes and a little citrus.

A tasty, easy drinking beer. I think I was looking for a little more hop flavor and aroma. Overall though I like it.

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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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Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 812 ratings.
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