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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

536 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 536
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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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-13-2014 04:37:42 | More by drewone
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moss1988

Pennsylvania

1.1/5  rDev -72.6%

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.

05-11-2014 20:00:40 | More by moss1988
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -3%

Poured a pale golden body with two finger head and lace with a dirty, earty, grainy citric hop and malt profile along with minor grape/sweet fruit notes. Beer is smooth and citric flavored hoppy and yet also grainy/dry with a crisp finish. I don't have too much to say to this beer other than the hops hit you pretty good and it has balance with the other main taste being a dry, grainy, crackerlike maltiness. Good beer that is easy to drink and refreshing.

05-10-2014 14:02:43 | More by clayrock81
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-08-2014 14:11:42 | More by ChrisinRI
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

this style is really growing on me. love an ipa and love good lagers!

The head on this beer is outstanding. Rocky and like meringue in the glass. From beginning to end the citra hop shines here. bright citrus and grapefruit pith. the lager smoothness makes this one very sessionable. Love that its unfiltered to get the full experience. This one is fresh and delicious and I am going to try to get a keg of it for my kegerator. nuff said

05-08-2014 02:38:13 | More by OatmattStout
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-08-2014 01:27:38 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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SStein

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-06-2014 16:53:42 | More by SStein
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-05-2014 23:55:45 | More by Segelstrom
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-05-2014 23:51:03 | More by RummyRedbeard
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-05-2014 17:17:59 | More by spicyvelveetas
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-05-2014 14:15:39 | More by discharmingly
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-04-2014 14:21:00 | More by Shawnspl
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-04-2014 01:21:12 | More by Wowcoolman
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Rado

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-04-2014 01:20:24 | More by Rado
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-03-2014 20:24:02 | More by mklisz
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turbotype

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-03-2014 19:46:13 | More by turbotype
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DanforthPewter

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-03-2014 02:57:56 | More by DanforthPewter
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FloppyTopper

Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +5%

Wow! What a great beer. I wish they made this consistently in the spring-summer months. It's a very simple concept; a lager with a substantial amount of citra hops. If you like citra, you'll love this. Doesn't pack the malt/booze package that a citra IPA would. I would label this as a solid hop head lawnmower beer. You could knock back a six of this over a warm summer evening. Otter Creek should really be marketing this as a summer beer.

05-02-2014 03:04:27 | More by FloppyTopper
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-30-2014 23:03:54 | More by Ken_P
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DougAppleby

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-30-2014 22:20:00 | More by DougAppleby
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JWQ

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-29-2014 20:36:13 | More by JWQ
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-29-2014 19:22:47 | More by atrocity
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-28-2014 00:30:25 | More by dubdrop
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-27-2014 19:54:31 | More by seakayak
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plaid75

New York

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

On draft at Road Trip, Port Jeff Station, NY.

Poured a clear brassy hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light citric hop with a touch of pale malt.

The flavor offered a citrusy and herbal hop with a light round pale malt sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward lager.

04-27-2014 18:55:13 | More by plaid75
Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.