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

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 29
Gots: 58 | 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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Photo of hozersr
1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of moss1988
1.12/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The only thing good about this beer is the look of it. I really don't understand how BA rates this so highly. The smell is of old hops and fruit, and the initial taste is a bitterness that even a bitter beer lover as myself cannot stand. As someone who really loves grapefruit, this made me taste a flavor of grapefruit that may have ruined grapefruits for me for good. What an absolutely horrible beer. The beer looks great in a glass. Very nice head, delicious-looking color, how very very deceptive. Once the bitterness hits the tongue and you think the worst part is over, the back of the mouth feel is even more disgusting. Swallowing this beer is one of the most horrible things i've ever had to do in my life. Unfortunately I bought a 6 pack of it at my local grocery store (Wegmanns) and have to finish the pack. I have 3 left to go, and was so compelled by the horrible taste I actually signed up for an account just to review how horrible this beer was.

Photo of Robjvoorhees
1.66/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Very disappointing no malt balance.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of iDrake
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Vonhinx
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of VikeMan
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sdaly3
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of deonreds
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jwchestnut
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

light, pale, yellowish/straw color with a foamy white head that recedes to a coating of mostly tiny white bubbles. smell is dominated by the citra - grapefruit, a little grassy, a little lemon. The taste follows the nose well and the malt sweetness is there but not central, a little unpleasant mineral flavor at the end, with a distinctively sort of biting lager yeast and cleanliness at the end. goes down easy, though the body is a little too light for me. not my favorite but still quite good.

Photo of BrandonBriere
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of stakem
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear pale golden yellow color with a finger of white cap resting atop. Some frothy suds of lace leaves patches hanging on the glass.

The aroma opens up sulfuric than goes to that fruity tropical citra aspect. Grapefruit and floral qualities are present throughout. Initially this does not smell good but as it warms up and breaths a little it gets quite good.

The taste is sulfuric and mineral filled, almost rusty tasting like copper...dirty pennies? Their is some displaced bitterness that gets grassy and fruity with a bit of tropical rid feel. Underneath it has a soft pils grain aspect. The aftertaste has a dank, green and dusty hop pellet flavor.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp and feels good but the bitterness lasts on the tongue without that much flavor. Quite unbalanced and really not that drinkable compared to other "IPL offerings." Interesting and worth a try but not sonething id seek out or buy any quantity of.

Photo of fehrminator
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of RyanOooh
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of MPPHISH
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.