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

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90
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646 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 29
Gots: 63 | 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: 646 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tine802
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clake
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

very solid! ipa lager! the malt and citrus clash just a tad in the aftertaste..but the super grapefruit hops makes up for it! I like it.
I think the IBUs might be a tad higher then 55 like it says.....the hops are a bit bitter...but overall this is a really nice light refreshing spring summer brew.....well a lot lighter then the stouts I have been drinking lately!

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Csikic93
3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ooglek
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really a nice hoppy beer. Great with food or just to drink. Marries a great IPA with a solid lager, and makes them both better.

Photo of ddedhed
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am very surprised with how good this is. I was really caught off guard. The hops really shine on this unique beer. It is a nice cross of an ipa and crisp lager. Well done.

Photo of Adirondacks
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Two fingers worth of late to develop slightly off-white colored crisp froth with a slightly rocky top comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles... Decent retention... The color is a pale lemony yellow gold with a very faint haziness... A light to moderate bit of sluggish carbonation... The first descriptor that comes to mind is dank... An odd mix of citrus and leather... Cold cuts??? Thirteen hundred plus reviews and I can't say I've ever used that term... I struggle to tell whether the aroma is enticing or slightly off putting, probably a bit more of the latter but it's not to the point of being a deal breaker... The flavor profile is a slightly muted version of the nose... Dank and hoppy with a few unusual notes mixed in... The hoppiness intensifies on the finish... The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite sturdy... Smooth carbonation... Somewhat dense... Goes down smoothly... The finish is a bit chalky as the hops resurgence occurs on the finish... A rather unique and somewhat satisfying offering... Not sure that I would drink this with regularity, but the world needs more hoppy lagers and this one certainly fits the bill (even with the odd cold cut aroma)...

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of almostjay
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This is a strange one. The hop nose is a little subdued, and the flavor has a bit of a lager "funk" that I'm not all that used to. Probably won't be going back to this one.

Photo of Wasupmx
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h8r
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with a subtle haze; small white head that cases leaving nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas have lots of sweet citrus notes. Ripe mango in the mix as well. Some sweet bready malts are there. Smells very nice. The flavors are very nice as well. More mango along with orange peel and grapefruit. Some fresh grass along with some pine needles. Slightly earthy. The hops really shine. Lots of hop flavor and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is great. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. Nice body on this one. Finishes dry. Crisp and sharp. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a great brew. Well executed. This would be awesome during the summer.

Photo of meefmoff
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.