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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

702 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 31
Gots: 87 | 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.
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Ratings: 702 | Reviews: 133
Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fourstringer
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Moderate hand. Stamped 01 30 2015.

A: Slightly hazy, somewhat dull, pale golden body. 1.5 fingers of clean, white head. good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Citrusy hops with notes of lemon, grapefruit. Lightly floral. Cracker. Light bread.

T: Citrus-forward, floral hops open and persist throughout. Fairly dry finish. Light pilsner style malt backbone, but hops and their associated bitterness steal the show. Lingering pine and grapefruit zest bitterness in the aftertaste. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium body for a pilsner. Smooth, but also crisp.

O: Pretty nice. I'm a citra fan. Drank more like a light IPA or IPL. Direct, but well done.

Prost!

Photo of cantal
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw with a big, thick white head. Lots of lacing as it goes down. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma: Big orange peel presence up front, with lots of fruit and pine, too.

Taste: Very tasty IPL-type lager. That orange rind, fruit, citrus, pine combo from the nose is there on the palate. Grapefruit, maybe guava. Some lager-like malt sneaks into the background.

Mouthfeel: The lager-like crispness makes this a pleasure to drink. Nice balance.

Overall: Otter Creek is doing some great stuff. This is a good example. BA has this ranked #2 among American pale lagers (to Hoponius Union), and I concur.

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

clear, light yellow in color, white head. nice citrus hop flavors in the aroma. hop dominated taste, very mild malt flavor. thin to medium body.

Photo of Jeff0024
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Cloudy dark yellow in color with thick creamy head that lasts. Great, rich hoppy citrus taste and aroma. A really, really good beer.

Photo of GreenMind
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good ipa. This would be a junior of the great vermont ipa's. Not quite as juicy and fruity but close. It does lack a little on the nose but tastes great. If you love citra hops like I do search this one out.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pleasant surprise, as Otter Creek underwhelmed me otherwise. Just enough citrus notes, but an easy drinker. Best when fresh, it seems to lose it's character rapidly.

Photo of PA-hunter
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.75% abv.

Appearance- Dull, golden yellow with a fluffy two finger head. A good bit of haze to it.

Smell- Citrus aroma, with fresh orange peel. Sweet caramel malt as well.

Taste- Has a herbal citrus spiciness to it right from the start. The sweet, bready malt arent detected til midway in the flavor profile. Citrus,even with some pine and grapefruit on the back end,leave with quite a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Thin to medium and very crisp. Dry finish.

Overall- One hoppy lager here! The use of citra hops was more than clear. Could have used a bit more malt additions though for balance. Different though. Very sessionable as well.

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGD120
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejane
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of predikit
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy gold color, left a fluffy white head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaves thick patches of lacing on the glass.

Smells like orange citrus, with some surprisingly noticeable bready notes.

Taste is a very robust hop bite, with some orange notes. Toasted malts take the middle with a very nice presence, then the bitterness comes back for the finish.

Medium bodied, crisp, medium carbonation.

A very good brew, can't say I've ever had an 'india style' pilsner before.

Photo of RBrenchak
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beejay
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: a little breadiness; a little dank, but this is really all about the citra;

T: citrus with tropical fruit behind it; a little dank as well; moderate bitterness on the ifnish;

M: medium bodied; crisp; very dry finish, but you have to wait a minute for it to kick in;

O: nice citra showcase;

Photo of looktotheapex
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beglane
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good, funky aftertaste. Not worth the price point

Photo of Jdip03
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.