Line Dry Rye | Oakshire Brewing

Line Dry RyeLine Dry Rye
BA SCORE
32.2%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 90 ratings
Line Dry RyeLine Dry Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 35
OG: 12.0° Plato

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,628
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
90
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
10.48%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super aggressive pour only yields a one finger head in my standard pint glass. The head in completely white and has mostly big bubbles, some small ones, but for the most part the head is pretty lame. Good lacing throughout the glass is nice, and the head never completely disappears, but it's still not too great. The body is a very cloudy, dark orange color. The color isn't nearly dark enough for it to be this non transparent, so there must be a cloudy factor in here as well. Carbonation looks extremely low, very few bubbles rising to the top. Overall the looks is good, the fact that the head leaves a nice layer of foam on top of the body really saves it, and the lacing helps a lot too. The body is solid, so no problems there. Overall a good look but the head for sure could use some improving. The smell is interesting, because you can for sure pick up on the honey smell, that aspect is there. The pale ale smell is a little hard to clarify though. I can't tell if it's going to be all malt, or a mixture of nice malt and nice hops. Obviously it's not going to be all hops because it's a pale ale, and hopefully it's not all malt, but the smell kinda indicates that it might. All over the beer doesn't smell bad, it smells good, but I'm going to give it a 3.5 because I'm pretty sure it's going to be a very heavy malted pale ale. The taste is very very interesting because the honey and malt are very small. Frankly all the flavors are small, it's really just a mix of malt, hops, honey, and water, not one flavor is much more prominent than any others. I'm shocked at how small all the flavors all though, it's really just very watered down. I mean it almost works for the style, just because it is supposed to be a light summer ale, but it's just too light, it's supposed to be a pale ale, and it doesn't meet that criteria. It does have all the necessary flavors, they are all there, which is good, and the hops are there, and I was afraid there would be zero hops. It's just too watery all around. It's not a terrible beer, but I will say that it is barely getting a 3.5 on taste. The mouthfeel isn't terribly thin, it's for sure thinner than I would like, but it's not as watery as the taste is, it's a decent mouthfeel for a pale ale. The carbonation is pretty damn low, but it's not really offensive, it works for a summer beer I suppose. Drinkability may be it's best factor, not an offensive beer, and it's very light, and somewhat tasty. Overall though, this is just another disappointing beer from Oakshire, I remember all of there beers to be much better than they have been when I have reviewed them. Not a terrible beer by any means, and frankly one of the better brews from Oakshire. It has all the necessary weapons, it's just firing a little short on all of them. We will see if the flavors pump out more potency when the beer warms, but for now, just coming short on all the flavors.

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Photo of Elimination
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oakshires very fun rye summer release!

Pours a murky, golden, orange amber light shines through pretty well. A bit of head, but not much, and vanished fast

Smell is malty mix of rye bread, grains, wheat, a bit of orange, and some spice, but I cant put my finger on what kind

taste is a very balanced rye and hops, rye in the front and then a bit of northwest citrus hops at the end, not to much just a presence. Cinnamon toast, but very light on the cinnamon, some whole grain pasta as well, very unique.

Mouthfeel is a very drinkable pale ale, actually is not to light on the tongue, but just has a weight that makes it perfect for summer drinking

Overall, this is a wonderful beer, A great well rounded brew, for a style I dont usually go straight for, this is one of the better commercial examples that puts it self forward as a 'straight up' rye beer.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is honey in color supporting a fair but thin head leaving spotty lace. Smell of citris, honey and floral hops. Taste has a honey breadiness, caramel malt with the rye and a bitterness that makes itself known but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. not a bad brew being a borderline summer session for me.

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a much better beer than its ratings i think. quite a lot of rye in this pale ale, and well hoppy too, pushing the ipa realm i think. some color to it from the tap, not quite amber, but some copper low lights for sure, and less than an inch of persistent just off white head. great aroma on it, heavy rye is immediately evident, and the hops are bursting fresh northwest C types, pungent and intense. the flavor is as bold as the nose, but there is a strange grain flavor in addition to the rye that i dont love. its bready and thick and it clashes with the rye a little and makes the beer feel too heavy. the rye is strong though in taste, almost peppery for a moment before all the hops kick in. bitter as can be on the tail end, but also quite flavorful, woody and lush at the same time, oily too. hints of pine and green pepper as it goes down. fuller bodied, especially for the low abv, and finishing bitter but dry. a well made beer, could use a few tweaks, but i would happily drink this one again. nice to see these beers coming in kegs now to colorado!

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oakshire describes Line Dry as a "rye pale ale with a touch of Oregon blackberry honey" brewed with 10% rye malt and 10% flaked rye. It is warm yellow with a plump body and an exuberant white head. The honey lends an unexpected yet intentional sweetness, while rye elements point to a crisp, dry terminus. Personally, I prefer a grainier rye beer as a summertime thirst quencher and palate cleanser. But conceptually I "get it" and the honey is ultimately a nice flourish if that sort of thing appeals to you.

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Photo of chumba526
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears medium bodied gold with a small white head.

It smells a bit sweet, a bit of grassy hops, and a bit peppery.

It tastes of mild sweet malt, slightly spicy rye and grassy hops. There is a mild sweetness but it pales in the face of the nice spicy rye quality of the beer. I get mild floral hop flavor also.

There is a medium mouthfeel to the beer.

Overall a flavorful refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clouded, though bright yellow-orange body with a bubbly, white head.

Smell: Notes of lightly malted barley, light rye, light lemon, light florals. Nice enough, just light.

Taste: A good bite of French loaf bread accompanied by a light sweetness. Pinch of lemon zest, some slight floral accents and a medium level of bitterness augmented by the piquant rye. Drying, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Fairly enjoyable. A light beer, but a nice beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Clyde Common. The rye flavors isn't expansive and deep, but it is distinct. This is a dry, spicy rye ale. A legit rye beer, and worth a try for rye lovers. It's average weight and reasonably drinkable, a standard American craft ale. The flavor has a mix of malty, toasted bready rye with a dry grapefruit hops kick that blends right into the rye malts.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive orangey amber in the Affligem chalice. A little hazy with a nice white foam that renews itself with every sip. Tangy and silky mouthfeel with lots of creamy carbonation.

Rich and mellow grainy taste followed by a hoppy bitterness. I forgot about the honey, but it does seem to mellow the scratchy rye a little. Not a bad combination, and I''m not a huge honey fan. A little murky at the finish.

Refreshing watery taste along with the grainy maltiness. Thoroughly drinkable and flavorful brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

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Photo of BurdockBoy
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a clear copper color that started off with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was barely any lacing. The smell had a nice blend of Rye malt to sweet citrus and allowing a nice honey aroma all around. The taste was mainly sweet but allowed a decent spice from the Rye and still had the honey to come in and blends very well. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing at any cost. Overall, this was a pretty good Rye pale ale that had some nice honey to complement.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of wagenvolks
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to sdawson for the generous extra! 22oz bottle into a Sam Adam's perfect pint.

It takes a fairly vigorous pour to muster up much of a head atop Line Dry Rye. Eventually, though, a quarter inch of sticky light-custard foam forms and retains well. Lots of carbonation rising up from the laser etched bottom as it moves through a hazy, golden honey- & tangerine-colored beer. Nice blend of sweet clover and spicy rye bread in the nose with some yeasty funk. The hops balance nicely with piny resin and C-hop greenery. Foresty and earthy are the malts, with a big presence of caramel sweetness to go with the honey.

The flavor holds back some of that initial rye spice suggested by the nose and replaces it with a grainy, mineral-rich malt huskiness. Not much hop flavor to be found, but they do supply a nice dose of herbal bitterness. Rye finally kicks in on the finish--dry and crisp, but it's a bit too little too late. Mouthfeel is uppity in its carbonation, but still maintains a creamy feel to the medium-light body. All in all, a serviceable rye beer and a good choice for the summer heat. Thanks again Scott!

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Photo of SoonerNY
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of GreenCard
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orangey-copper, slight haze, spongey off-white foam that collapses to a thin cap

Aroma: ethereal notes of blossom honey, rye, malt, eucalyptus, and strawberries

Flavor: dryish malt profile let's the rye poke through a bit; hints of fermented honey and grassy hop notes; finishes dry with a lingering, throaty bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, crisp, sparkley carbonation

Other comments: The rye definitely comes through, which is nice because it is so often shunted behind overly heavy hops or just not present enough to cut through the malt.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22 oz. bottle, poured to a pint. A glorious Sunday afternoon respite in the backyard, spent watching bees buzz around the out-of-control clover patches and birds splash in their bath.

Oakshire's 'new' summer seasonal; released for the first time in bottles in late spring 2010. "Pale Ale brewed with Honey"

A: 'Bread crust' best describes this pour, a tawny/orange that's just hazed enough to blur my fingers through the glass. Plenty of carbonation rising to a finger+ cap of whitish foam. Look away a minute and the head is mostly gone, leaving a mottled veil but plenty of sticky lace in fractured sheets.

S: Baked bread with a toasted nut/seed skew. Sweet (cut) grass or hay then that sneaky herbal honey. Nothing too strong, everything good-smelling.

T: No mistaking the grain used here: the rye is rich and zesty, almost peppery. Hops aplenty, lending a grassy greenness. Then there's the honey - maybe my favorite aspect; LOVE the clover/flower it provides, an underlying 'graham cracker' sweetness.

M: Once the initial shock of RYE spiciness wears off, a smoother ale emerges, one that's a little on the thin/watery side. Carbonated feel really mellows after no more than 5 minutes. Dry and grain/bitter finish. Earthy bittering ends the sweetness rather abruptly.

D: Oh, so very drinkable on a warm July afternoon...perfect for sipping in the shade or (I suppose) pairing with anything from a crisp salad to something spicy or grilled...pale ales don't usually excite my much, but the deft balance of hops, rye and honey in this one make it memorable and earn it a spot in the 'need to have more this summer' category.

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Photo of 2BDChicago
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pure gold with slight haze. Soft off-white foam.

S: Note are faint, some bread and a touch of lemon citrus, and then way in the background a very distant belgian spice....maybe.

T: Very drinkable. It's dry and not sweet, and not bitter. In the after-taste there's faint flavors blended together. Maybe low grapefruit, a little breadiness. It's got a nice full mouthfeel.

O: Nothing out of balance in any way. It's smooth and interesting in a low key way. It's billed as a summer seasonal, which is exactly what it is. It's got rye and honey, which is probably what makes it interesting, but it's hard to say exactly why.

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Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
Beer rating: 32.2% out of 100 with 90 ratings
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