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

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 31
Gots: 87 | 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: 702 | Reviews: 133
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Citra Mantra has a hazy bright straw colored body with a large white head that has great retention and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma consists of dank orange and grapefruit hops, wet hay, herbal hops, and fresh cut grass.

Taste starts with thick white bread and a touch of sweetness. Moving to herbal hops and hay in the middle. With a bitter dank, grapefruit, finish. Feel is right on, what you would expect from a "india style pils lager" (whatever that is hahah), I would like more carbonation in here though, has some nice creaminess.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Holy citra! The nose on this thing is sharp and clear: citra was present here. Love it. Flavor carries much of the same floral citrus brightness at first. Then an earthy and grassy thing on the back end comes and lingers. Kind of inky as well. Probably could stand to tone down how thick things are. Regardless of that, I like it. A nice lager that is definitely worth trying. Even if you aren't a hop head.

More breweries should be putting out beers like this. Presently ranked #3 of its style for a reason.

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Massive dense and rocky head, great stickage on the glass. Big citrus nose full of blood orange zest, passion fruit and lime pith ... some cracker-like maltiness within. Longer bitter but balanced bite from the hops, full on citrus flavor hits the palate sip after sip. Moderate body keeps things here real drinkable. Mild tobacco and tea tone in the hop flavor, dried grassy graininess opens up in the end.

They hit the bull's eye here, so damn drinkable with a very well rounded Citra hop character that does not even get catty ... not that a touch of that would be a bad thing.

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.