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Kind Ryed IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.05/5
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815 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

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
Ranking:
#2,914
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
815
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
171
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 815 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Sixbolt
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of clfrost
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of kjrod20
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of cwelsh55
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of fellowrs
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbertsch
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Amber in color. 1 finger of white head.

Pleasant aroma yet somewhat mild. Some hop notes of orange and a touch of grapefruit are noticeable. Just a faint sense of rye spice is noticeable behind it.

A quick flash of citrus hops are first noticed on the palate. Grapefruit and orange again. Malt is dry, crisp, and a bit spicey. Flavor is a bit short and there's mild bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, a bit prickly. Carbonation is appropriate.

Enjoyable beer. I have to admit I wish both the hops and rye were more prominent, especially the rye, but it's a solid effort from Otter Creek. HRd to rate because I'd like to know if the brewer intends for it to be more of an IPA, or more of just a rye beer. It works better as an IPA, less so as a rye focused beer.

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Photo of adapt313
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This smelled sweet for an ipa with a fair amount of rye spice and a slight minerally character. The nose as a whole was relatively subdued, everything seemed muted, nothing jumped out. The taste is well balanced, lots of rye spice, sticky sweet malts, earthy, peppercorns, some grapefruit hop notes, mild lingering bitterness, but still getting the same mineral qualities on the finish. Mouthfeel resembles a bigger ipa, relatively full bodied, somewhat sticky, good carbonation. Overall this was good but just didn't hold up to any of the other vermont and Massachusetts ipas consumed that night.

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Photo of Bustersuess
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nyrangers955
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Johnct
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of zrroot
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_B
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
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 HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
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 papat444
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottled 121613.

A nice hazy pineapple colored body. 2 fingers worth of very creamy foam smothers the sides and drips down. Retention is average though. Smell of spicy rye with grapefruit is nice. Flavor is very mellow, rye and hops are subdued and mild. Finish is relatively tame. Ok but expected more flavor.

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Photo of Reillybrews
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, I like what the rye does to the flavor and mouthfeel, nice dryness. Only qualm was the appearance of noticeable "floaters" or proteins in suspension. Couldn't realy notice their impact on flavor or mouthfeel etc so otherwise, excellent.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Kind Ryed IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 815 ratings
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