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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

538 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 538
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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Bumblebtna

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-02-2014 23:43:36 | More by Bumblebtna
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-24-2014 01:27:00 | More by mikeincharleston
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-23-2014 13:53:14 | More by tsm2011
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Shaymus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-20-2014 22:39:52 | More by Shaymus
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-19-2014 12:18:25 | More by Kegatron
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-18-2014 01:03:30 | More by Enriquehopnog
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-16-2014 01:24:55 | More by jayhunter357
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-15-2014 23:11:15 | More by Stofko1992
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-15-2014 03:30:23 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Kidspice


4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-13-2014 21:41:40 | More by Kidspice
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-08-2014 20:08:29 | More by Tschnab
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TheMonkery

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

06-05-2014 13:27:52 | More by TheMonkery
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-01-2014 18:56:54 | More by jbaker67
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-01-2014 17:38:07 | More by NJBeer265
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -5%

A very pale yellow body, with a touch of haze. Steady carbonation streams. Topped by five billowing snow white fingers of loose bubbles of all sizes. Good dense lace.

Aroma of bright fresh citrus fruit, backed by some classic pils-ish fresh hay/grass.

Nice sweet beginning, a good sweet with some depth, not pixie stickish. Fruity middle. Nice bitter snap.

Light smooth with just the right prickliness.

The taste doesn't quite match the aroma, it's a bit short on the fruit side, but that is probably a style point in the relatively new IPL category. Easy drinking without the sense of "something's missing" that comes with session IPAs. Definitely worth trying.

05-29-2014 04:28:46 | More by RonfromJersey
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.1%

05-26-2014 23:44:12 | More by hozersr
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Shy5

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2014 13:25:06 | More by Shy5
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Shakydog68

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-25-2014 02:14:28 | More by Shakydog68
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-24-2014 14:41:56 | More by JohnParadee
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.2%

05-23-2014 22:22:14 | More by dfhhead25
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance - Pale but hazy yellow body. Huge white head. Great lacing and an eternal layer of foam.

Smell - I expected a bucket of citrus, but I get more of a grassy and herbal hop aroma. It definitely has some grapefruit, but the grassy hop tones are stronger. A faint doughy malt presence.

Taste - Same intense grassy and spicy hop flavor. Some grapefruit. Light cracker malt flavor before the hop bitterness takes over and leaves a grassy aftertaste. I finally get a hint of pilsner malt in the finish, just after the bitterness dies off.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Aggressively bittered.

Overall - As advertised, a lager that has been hopped to hell. Good, not great.

05-20-2014 00:01:39 | More by Alieniloquium
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CaverDave

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-19-2014 23:34:44 | More by CaverDave
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%

this beer is awesome, and otter creek has come a long way since the early days! love this stuff, i need it in 30 packs of cans for the summer, its perfect. a citra hopped up lager with a nice pilsener grain front end, light and fresh and a great takeoff point for one heck of a refreshing hop profile. clear and sunny colored blonde beer, excellent carbonation, short but fizzy and active white bubble head. the nose is a balance between the fresh light grain and the citra hops, which aren't overdone and oily, but simply clean and refreshing and rather delicate in their use. this is great beer because it bridges the gap between the pale lager drinker and the ipa drinker, where both are satisfied. its also perfect golf course or boat beer, just as summery as they come, no heaviness, no bitterness, just good clean beer full of flavor. that lemon tint to the citra is perfect, and the lager finish is quick but not too dry, perfectly refreshing. slammable beer of the highest order here.

05-18-2014 17:14:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-17-2014 02:52:15 | More by Viperman1316
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jstout26

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2014 19:10:53 | More by jstout26
Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.