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

Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra

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BA SCORE
90
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443 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%


Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 80x2HopHead on 01-15-2014)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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Kendo

New York

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

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is slightly hazy light-yellow with a 1-finger white head on top. Good lacing.

S: Big nose from the Citra hops - lemon, lemon zest, grapefruit and tangerines all pop out. Smells like a citrus grove.

T: Light pilsner malt foundation is followed by lemony citrus, grapefruit pith and a touch of tropical fruit. Wee bit of grassiness. Finishes nearly bone-dry, with the citrusy bitterness sucking the liquid right off your palate.

M: Lightish in heft; carbonation is active but modestly creamy.

O: Good stuff; a nice transition-into-Spring-type beer (though I'm drinking it after shoveling a foot of snow), with lively, citrusy flavors awakening the senses, while the lighter body (and strength - this is "just" 5.75%) keeps it drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 22:40:36 | More by Kendo
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy straw color. The head is about four fingers high, very white in shade, and annoyingly well-retaining. Because it has such a sticky texture, it leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Even with the subtle cloudiness, this one looks damn good.

S: Even though it's not the freshest bottle, the Citra hops are shown off well. The grassy and piny aspects seem to dominate over the more tropical ones, though; still, there are nice notes of papaya, mango, and pineapple. It's even a bit stanky (think cat pee) - I don't know why I like Citra hop stank, but it works well. After a while, touches of crackery malt come out to play.

T: It's quite the bitter beer, but it stops just short of being biting. Lots of grassy goodness to start, with a piny finish. Just a touch of malty sweetness right before the swallow. It's a bit strange at first, but it really improves as I drink more of it.

M: Hits the 'crisp and light' parameters for a typical IPL very well. It's not bone dry, but the sweetness is balanced without being suffocating. The zesty carbonation helps give it even more drinkability.

O: This is a really solid IPL. I'm sure it would have better fresh, but right now it's still drinking nicely. I actually wish I had more than a single bottle, so I guess this one was a success - doubly so considering it's not a complex beer (though it doesn't need to be).

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:04:20 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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cosmicevan

New York

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up locally, dated 020314. Enjoyed from my TB teku.

a - brew pours a cloudy straw yellow with a generous head that had nice staying power and coated the glass in foamy lace.

s - nose is a really nice citric blast. If this is t eh future of pils I can see myself becoming a big pils fan! Smells amazing!

t - taste is a big slap of bitterness. After the wash of bitterness is a nice citric presence which is quickly overtaken by a pilsner like grain. Once I got adjusted to the bitter it was like drinking a nice hoppy IPA with an edge of grain.

m - aside from the bitter assault, an enjoyable and easy drinking brew. Prickly carb and a nice bite for a pils.

o - overall another solid offering from otter creek. Might as well just make an IPA but hot dog if it isn't super tasty as a pils.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 21:21:26 | More by cosmicevan
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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.