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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

522 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | 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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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-09-2014 01:45:15 | More by GeoffreyM
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New_Northerner

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-09-2014 01:03:20 | More by New_Northerner
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2014 22:08:44 | More by ColForbinBC
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-08-2014 20:41:09 | More by Dizzy242
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-08-2014 17:30:10 | More by brother_kenneth
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Pours a nearly opaque orange, with a big 2 inch head, solid lacing down the glass.

Smells like orange rind, orange zest, pine, and orange juice.

Tastes pretty similar. Very concentrated citrus flavors here- like orange juice mixed with grass cuttings. Relatively bitter, the waves of fruit wash over the bitterness and almost drown it out. Pretty oily.

Full body and mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Otter Creek is stepping it up. I first had a bottle of this and didn't love it, but the kegged version is much better- felt a bit cleaner.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 07:51:42 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-08-2014 03:53:22 | More by Rhettroactive
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davet100

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-08-2014 03:52:14 | More by davet100
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mattbk

New York

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light golden, white head, fairly long lasting, slightly hazy, moderately carbonated.
S: Light orange, hmm, almost green peppery? Yeah, maybe slightly vegetal, but not in a cooked corn way, more like a fresh vegatable way. A bit lemony too. Slightly dank. It's citra, but not super tropical, only mild. Not at all grapefruit.
T: Hmm. This is a pretty interesting beer. First, there is definitely a malt presence to this beer, crackery, sort of hay/straw flavor. Perhaps fairly grassy. The beer is mildly sweet. The hop flavor is - well, hard to describe. Maybe it is a bit grapefruit. But more like lemon than grapefruit. Not much tropical fruit, it is vaguely citra tasting. Has some slight cattiness. It's fairly clean, but not as light as I would have thought either. Moderately high bitterness, may be distracting from hop flavor. It is not bad tasting, but certainly not what I had hoped for.
M: Medium body. It could be a bit lighter. Carbonation is medium as well.
O: Not a bad tasting beer, but not as advertised. Was expecting something a bit lighter in terms of mouthfeel and certainly more tropical aroma and flavor. The bitterness and mouthfeel is high enough to not make it very sessionable. I would not particularly seek this out again. Although I do like the name (maybe for another beer though).

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:49:20 | More by mattbk
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-08-2014 03:45:40 | More by Brushkanna
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qchic

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale, hazy yellow. Cool white head that holds on. Very aromatic when you pop the cap. Herbaceous--almost minty, lemon peel, tropical fruit. Fine carbonation is appreciated at first sip, which contributes greatly to the drinkability as the flavors are not as inviting as the aroma. Cereal malt gives it a medium body. As I drink more of this I do get more flavors, while subtle, of grass, mango, pineapple, and lemon oil. Still, they get knocked out by hop bitterness, and I like it a lot! I would not recommend this for the uninitiated, but I'm really enjoying the juxtaposition of biting bitterness and smoothness. Otter Creek is yet another east coast brewery that is renewing interest, and the price tag doesn't hurt, either.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:28:15 | More by qchic
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear golden color. Big, white head. It won't stop growing. It leaves loads of lacing along the glass.

S-Citra all the way. Definitely picking up some crisp lager malt and yeast. The Citra is, as always, glorious. So tropical and layered in its aromatics. Excited; great,aroma.

T-The flavor is also very tasty. I am a sucker for IPLs and an even bigger sucker for Citra hops so I would have bee a hocked if I didn't like it. Tropical fruit hoppiness combined with a biting lager yeast and some crisp, cracker malt.

M-It's willingness to slide down into my gullet is scary. Medium bitterness. Crisp. Bubbly.

O/D-Great beer. Otter Creek has amped up their game; better labels and far better beers. They're stealing a page from the IPL pioneers-Jack's Abby. Citra Mantra is great but I wouldn't be surprised if Jack's Abby could do it better! (Edit:2/14/14) I have had this beer several times now and I don't want to compare it to Jack's Abby; I don't even think Jack's Abby could do it better. This beer is underrated and violently scrumptious.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 01:37:08 | More by VelvetExtract
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-07-2014 22:34:42 | More by Nlawrence301
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-07-2014 21:30:49 | More by BRYeleJR
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tubeman

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-07-2014 20:33:44 | More by tubeman
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-07-2014 05:58:27 | More by Kevincredible
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-07-2014 04:14:20 | More by BARFLYB
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-07-2014 01:33:40 | More by SpasmWaiter
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-07-2014 00:11:50 | More by BColton1
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-07-2014 00:09:22 | More by JandJMD
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-06-2014 23:32:50 | More by shigg85
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-05-2014 21:20:04 | More by Dhamma73
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, 1/6/14
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a very clear yellow orange color. Get a thin layer of bright white head. Some sticky lacing on the glass.

S: You get a lot of that nice Citra, but you know it's a lager yeast and malts. More grainy and bready.

T: Nice hop smell doesn't totally equate to flavor.

M: Light medium.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 14:40:20 | More by inlimbo77
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-05-2014 00:06:35 | More by Newbiebeer
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hogansct

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-04-2014 21:03:23 | More by hogansct
Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.