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

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BA SCORE
90
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537 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

Poured into a pilsner glass

A- pours a clear pale straw color with a huge foamy and rocky white head that has good retention, eventually leaving thick patches of lace behind

S- big dose of Citra hops on the nose with notes of grapefruit and grass. Underlying aromas of pilsner malt and toasted bread, very inviting aroma

T- perfect amount of Citra hops up front, with notes of grapefruit and orange. Classic pilsner malt flavor kicks in mid-palate, adding some toasted bread and yeasty flavors. The finish gives more Citra hop with a crisp toasted linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy/creamy mouthfeel and a smooth and crisp finish

O- now this is my ideal pilsner! Just enough of my favorite hop added to a classic pils flavor, while still maintaining a superior drinkability. If thus were available in my market, I'd drink it all spring

03-31-2014 00:03:19 | More by Treyliff
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

03-03-2014 21:49:29 | More by oberon
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -19%

02-01-2014 21:57:30 | More by woodchipper
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AshlandNacho

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-02-2014 21:50:49 | More by AshlandNacho
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-14-2014 02:41:30 | More by SunDevilBeer
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77apm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-21-2014 21:30:26 | More by 77apm
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-07-2014 20:49:14 | More by cincysig
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

04-10-2014 00:23:31 | More by Doomcifer
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-07-2014 18:53:52 | More by megamass
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

02-25-2014 02:08:22 | More by Jason
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-18-2014 22:55:38 | More by KolbMarley
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-19-2014 22:45:43 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-12-2014 05:01:21 | More by ccurrid
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-27-2014 02:09:15 | More by doremite
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.76/5  rDev +18.7%

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!!!

03-04-2014 20:29:23 | More by WVbeergeek
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Dillonius


3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-13-2014 15:15:31 | More by Dillonius
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FloppyTopper

Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +5%

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.

05-02-2014 03:04:27 | More by FloppyTopper
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-11-2014 21:51:20 | More by acurtis
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CloudStrife

New York

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. 01/28/14 on the neck.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow with a solid white head on top. Leaves some real nice lacing as the head slowly dissipates. Just a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Those citra hops really stand out in the aroma of this beer. Toasty lagery backbone reminds you this isnt an ale.

T: Lager qualities really shine on the flavor. Citra does give it a lemony citrus flavor but the main focus is on the malts and yeast.

M: Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Clean and refreshing finish.

Overall this is a solid lager with a real heavy dose of hops. Doesnt loose its lager roots by maintaining the malt and yeast qualities but instead pushes the style further with a load of citra hops.

02-16-2014 21:18:29 | More by CloudStrife
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2014 03:28:20 | More by RichardMNixon
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ChadA83

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-12-2014 05:10:37 | More by ChadA83
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JWQ

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-29-2014 20:36:13 | More by JWQ
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Citra mantra
A- clear straw, light golden color with a thin white head
S- tropical fruits nail the nose like mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange
T- lovely citrus hops that turn pleasantly bitter, it has a nice light malt profile you can defiantly taste the pils malt.
M- light body with fine carbonation. Each sip cleanses the palate and leaves a trail of resinous hops on the tongue that leaves after a few seconds
O- otter creek has been killing it with the hop on the bus series. This is a great showcase of citra hops with a bit more complexity from the pils and lagering than your typical single hop brew.

02-17-2014 00:59:36 | More by AdamF625
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%

Big white sticky head over pale golden straw colored beer. Big clumpy lace... Aroma is delightfully Citra all over. Very clean crisp malts under happy candy hop scents of orange, red grapefruit, tropical fun. Flavors are sweet, dry, brisk, and also loaded with Citra hop. More candy tropical fruit and citrus all over with a nice amount of dry bitterness to break it up.

After this I'm thinking the next big thing should be session IPLs, taking the session IPA thing to the next level of easy drinking hop forward beers.

03-13-2014 02:15:14 | More by tastybeer
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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.