Otter Creek Citra Mantra - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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BA SCORE
89
very good

132 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 132
Hads: 809
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 43
Gots: 144 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 80x2HopHead on 01-15-2014

Our spring seasonal offering brewed with 100 percent positive vibrations and single-hopped with Citra hops. The presence of the Citra hop is elevated by a clean fermenting lager yeast that allows the subtle Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts to lay a crisp, bready foundation. The citrus and tropical fruit character of the Citra hop comes from kettle additions followed by a huge dose of ‘em again in the fermenter.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews by Act25:
Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My favorite from Otter Creek. Proves how important a role Citra plays in so many popular, more famous IPAs.

A: A hazed, light blonde body, with a white, massive, sticky head that shapes islands and spiders on the way down the glass.
S: Big citrus nose so familiar in top IPAs like Jai Alai, Flower Power then... more floral highlights.
T: Follows the smell, very inviting, you keep going back for more pulls. All these tropical notes with a touch of cattiness, and underneath white, hawaiian cracker bread and sun baked grasses. A bitter but balanced bite from the hops, powerful citrus flavor hits each pull, followed by a long crisp finish. Leaves you in a good place, satisfied, but wanting more.
MF: Moderate body, not quite as full and round as the best

Came back. Loved this. Stand by my ratiing - Great with Sausage, peppers, beans, tomatoes, onion, etc from garden.

It's a well rounded Citra hop featured IPA - must try. (934 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid spring release from mike and da boys at otter creek (57 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden orange with a white foam that laces well. The aroma is bright with citrus being the standout. The taste has a grapefruit, unripe clementine orange flavor that is quite nice. Fair bitterness but this one is more quenching than palate-scorching. Medium bodied, well carbonated brew. Very nice product all in all. Reinventing the style, and it's delicious. (380 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Iam really digging the "IPL' style I have to say.Pours a clear dull light golden with a lemon tinge to it,a full two finger bone white clingy head atop,a great pour.The aromas are just dripping with citra goodness,the grapefruit and fresh cut grass is just jumping out at me,a bit of lemon oil is also thrown in to the hoppy mix.Citrusy oily hops upfront on the palate with a nice crisp note in the finish,the hops don't really punch you in the face they just linger nicely.Probably the best of the style I have had to date,a great hopped up lager beer. (553 characters)

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of AshlandNacho
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 77apm
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.4/5  rDev +10%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Massive dense and rocky head, great stickage on the glass. Big citrus nose full of blood orange zest, passion fruit and lime pith ... some cracker-like maltiness within. Longer bitter but balanced bite from the hops, full on citrus flavor hits the palate sip after sip. Moderate body keeps things here real drinkable. Mild tobacco and tea tone in the hop flavor, dried grassy graininess opens up in the end.

They hit the bull's eye here, so damn drinkable with a very well rounded Citra hop character that does not even get catty ... not that a touch of that would be a bad thing. (623 characters)

Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccurrid
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Citra Mantra was good, but it wasn't my favorite. It may not be for me, but I like most of otter creeks stuff. (110 characters)

Photo of PSU_Mike
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler poured into an english pint glass.

A - Pretty classic lager look. A straw color with a one finger head, lively carbonation, and strong lacing. Pretty beer.

S - Slightly vegetal at first. Then that gives way to the smell of the citra hops. I'm getting a lot of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and other citrus.

T - Citrusy hops that follow the nose up front and a little bready pilsner malt in the back ground.

M - Very clean finish with just a slight hint of bitterness.

O - Really happy I got to try this. Its one of the better hoppy lagers I've had. (563 characters)

Photo of GOBLIN
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice citra forward ipa . . . Uh, I mean ipl . . . Uh, I mean pale lager . . . Um, whatever this beer is classified as it doesn't matter. It's good, with a pleasant summer day aroma and flavors that are lemony, piney, grassy and bitter, it's a delicious citra beer. (266 characters)

Photo of bbudnik
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Citra Mantra, wow Mike Gerhart (? spelling) has tamed the hops. Badass label of him levitating with citra hop buds in each palm. Since his early days with DFH, this guy has been making solid beer but after the recent hoppy beers Otter Creek has released one of them being a collaboration with Lawson's. Unfiltered golden body slightly hazed bright white head perfect keller style pils appearance, but dip your nares into this one and a tropical hop explosion goes off in your senses. Think dank mary jane, tropical fruit notes (mango/passionfruit), and grapefruit peel with just raw hops a bit of biscuit toned pils malt for a touch of perceived sweetness. Dry purely raucous hop expression, bitterness leaves resinous oils on the palate, hops are just tattooed on the palate light brush of biscuit malts, but this is a true hop monster. Only 55 IBUs but I perceive more hop flavor and bitterness than many maltier DIPAs that report 100 IBUs. Carbonation is perfect dead on, one of the best IPLs I've come across thus far in the beer journeys. Sign me up for a case of hops!!! Citra Mantra!!! (1,092 characters)

Photo of Dillonius
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of FloppyTopper
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow! What a great beer. I wish they made this consistently in the spring-summer months. It's a very simple concept; a lager with a substantial amount of citra hops. If you like citra, you'll love this. Doesn't pack the malt/booze package that a citra IPA would. I would label this as a solid hop head lawnmower beer. You could knock back a six of this over a warm summer evening. Otter Creek should really be marketing this as a summer beer. (441 characters)

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.