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

Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 86
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
More User Reviews:
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a dogfish spiegelau glass.

Super light honey pilsner look. Tons of Citra in the smell with some sweet malt and other tropical fruit flavors. Taste is a hop charged lager for sure. Certainly a new style for me. Still very good and crisp. A very nice refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 21:03:50 | More by hops202
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-23-2014 20:48:55 | More by jaltland
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-23-2014 02:30:48 | More by verdict603
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BeerRev22

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic belgian tulip glass.

A: Super clear, yellowy orange. Nice white head that stays a while. Bit frothy.

S: Obviously Citra present with the tropical mango/pineapple/orange thing, a tiny bit of sulphur maybe from the lager yeast?

T: Very solid, fruity. Interesting between the lager components and the Citra hops. There's something quite enjoyable and completely slammable about this beer, but at the same time, there's a tiny thing that throws me off (it might be that lager yeast thing with the super west coast hops) Not sure. Pretty cool and different for sure, but alas, as the first IPL I've tried, there's something messing with me a bit.

M: Fairly dry, but good body to support the beer.

I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 03:22:46 | More by BeerRev22
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guido19

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-22-2014 01:59:31 | More by guido19
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-21-2014 18:56:45 | More by ncstateplaya
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

Quite possibly the best hopped up pale lager I ever had. Color is quite hazy and unfiltered bright yellow with tons of head and sticky lacing. Smell is great kind of pilsner smelling with dry hopped goodness. Taste is about the same mild lager yeasts and dry hopping zest mixed perfectly with malt goodness. Body is actually quite good not watery or session like.

Overall I could get this one again. I got the White IPA to try next as well!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 04:21:43 | More by DrDemento456
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jayrutgers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-21-2014 01:25:26 | More by jayrutgers
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-20-2014 18:05:19 | More by markgugs
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DeanMoriarty

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2014 05:06:43 | More by DeanMoriarty
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-20-2014 04:05:10 | More by PSU_Mike
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 13:16:06 | More by tommyguz
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-19-2014 04:20:51 | More by luvbier
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 02:05:26 | More by ejimhof
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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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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 04:36:46 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 04:04:48 | More by Blaze5445
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 02:44:15 | More by marlinsfan4
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HeavyDandtheGirls

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-17-2014 21:25:15 | More by HeavyDandtheGirls
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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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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2014 14:37:53 | More by NumberNone
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Twal

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2014 03:39:19 | More by Twal
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russwilliam

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2014 03:07:30 | More by russwilliam
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jmlschlee

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-15-2014 16:31:36 | More by jmlschlee
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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.