Otter Creek Citra Mantra - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by cjoc83:
5/5 rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle with a born on date of 2-14-14, $9.99 six pack at Wegmans in Downingtown, PA.
A - Pours a very pale straw color, with some hazy lemony highlights to it. A dense, rocky 3 finger head sits atop the brew with excellent retention and generous patches of sticky lace.
S - Herbal fresh cut grass and sweet tropical/citrus fruits pop in the nose quite prominently; pineapple, lemon pith, orange juice, grapefruit rind. Some sweet bready malt and slight grain keep a low profile but are noticeable. Remarkably clean smelling beer, with the Citra stealing the show. Very prominent, slightly dank hop smell.
T/M - Starts off sweet, with crackery malt, peach, and clementines, before ripe, juicy pineapple and lemon pith take over with some earthy grassy notes, certainly the dominating flavors. A slightly tart dark berry note also makes an appearance, typical of Citra for my palate. Finishes clean and dry, with some moderate grapefruit bitterness and sweet stone fruit. Refreshing yet creamy, with a gentle rolling carbonation that leaves me wanting another sip each time I put the glass down. Strikes a terrific balance between drinkability and enough flavor to savor.
O - I remember when I first had this beer I was pretty blown away, and my admiration for it remains several weeks and a couple six packs later. Just a super clean lager that has been beautifully hopped with one of my favorite varietals. After this, Kind Ryed and Double Dose, Otter Creek has really been batting a thousand lately. By far my favorite IPL, and in fact better than a lot of IPAs out there, this gets a perfect 5 from me (my first and so far only) because I just don't see how anyone could possibly improve upon it, although admittedly the playing field seems to be rather small right now.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2014 03:23:13 | More by cjoc83
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Shared by Andrew - thanks.
A: Pours a hazed pale yellow under a 1/2-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and leaves spotty lace.
N: Fruity and floral, tropicals (passion fruit) is noted.
T: Citrusy and yeasty, well balanced, clean.
M: Light body and medium carbonation. Finishes dry and citrusy.
O: Refreshingly nice and easy drinking. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 04:05:32 | More by wethorseblanket
Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.