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

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: 80x2HopHead on 01-15-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kendo
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is slightly hazy light-yellow with a 1-finger white head on top. Good lacing.

S: Big nose from the Citra hops - lemon, lemon zest, grapefruit and tangerines all pop out. Smells like a citrus grove.

T: Light pilsner malt foundation is followed by lemony citrus, grapefruit pith and a touch of tropical fruit. Wee bit of grassiness. Finishes nearly bone-dry, with the citrusy bitterness sucking the liquid right off your palate.

M: Lightish in heft; carbonation is active but modestly creamy.

O: Good stuff; a nice transition-into-Spring-type beer (though I'm drinking it after shoveling a foot of snow), with lively, citrusy flavors awakening the senses, while the lighter body (and strength - this is "just" 5.75%) keeps it drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazed light amber color with a one finger head of pure white. The fizzy head fades very fast leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a grainy smell mixed with some grapefruit citrus and some lemon aromas. Along with these aromas are some light caramel smells as well as a bit of a grassy and floral smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker taste with a good dose of a grassy taste. There are just some hints of sweet citrus upfront with them fading rapidly from the taste, leaving a quite dry taste overall. Along with the loss of the light sweetness, a grapefruit hop flavor mixed with some lemon grows stronger as the flavor moves on toward the end. A hay like taste comes to the tongue as well as some more grass, leaving a rather dry and somewhat green but pleasant flavor of grass, hay, and grain to linger on the tongue

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Both are rather nice of the easy drinking and nicely hopped flavors of the brew, making for a crisp and refreshing drinker.

Overall – A nicely hopped and rather tasty brew overall. At only 5.75 % abv it packs a good deal of hop flavor into its modest body. Quite tasty and crisp.

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a tap at Lures in a pint

A-Pours light hazy yellow color with one finger white head. Decent lacing

S-Grassy, citrus, tropical fruit aroma.

T-Nice taste that is sweet almost pineapple start. Spicy yeasty pilsner flavor followed with a big piney, citrus flavor

M-Light to medium light body, crisp - maybe slightly oxidized.

O- overall a great IPL that would great in the summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Longstaff
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy lager that actually tastes like a lager. Citra is good choice of hops for a beer like this due to its parentage (Hallertauer Mittlefuh, US Tettanger) as it provides melon, tropical fruit, citrus as well as herbal character. Aroma is a little sulfury, fruity, and herbal (cat tails). Sweet haylike and melon flavor upfront, biscuity middle, and a lingering dry/bitter finish. Seems a littel disjointed at first, but the more you drink the better the balance becomes and a single theme develops. Great example of what can become the modern american pils style.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of stella77artois
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into rocks glass (only glassware available).

A - Pours a just slightly hazy dark amber, with a fair amount of carbonation rising to the top. Average head formed, dissipated rather quickly.

S - Malty and hoppy up front. Very floral and fruity from the Citra hops. Lemon/lime, peach, and slight hints of passion fruit and grapefruit. Bready malts, with a bit of caramel. Best smelling "new beer" for me in a while.

T - Big hit of Citra hops up front. All the notes of the aroma are here, just not quite as strong. Caramel from the malts are more noticeable here, although the malt backbone isn't too strong, but very appropriate for a lager. First lager I've ever sampled w/ Citra, and it's a hit in my book.

F - Incredibly drinkable and refreshing. As I said, I prefer a stronger malt backbone, and the beer is a bit thin, but for this brew being a lager, it's how it's supposed to be. Finishes easily, and leaves a good amount of aftertaste behind.

O - Citra hopped lager, huh? I'll try it. Certainly worth it! Different, as I'm used to the thickness of ale's when dealing with American hopped beers, but this is a great beer, and I'd recommend it to any beer fan. Lager fans will appreciate it's crispness and drinkability, and Ale fans will appreciate it's depth of flavor.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of stakem
3.41/5  rDev -15%
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.

Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.