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

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558 Ratings

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 17
Gots: 36 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kegatron, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Enriquehopnog, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jayhunter357, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Stofko1992, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Ultra-Plinian, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Kidspice
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Kidspice, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Tschnab, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of TheMonkery
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

TheMonkery, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jbaker67, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

RonfromJersey, May 29, 2014
Photo of hozersr
1/5  rDev -75.1%

hozersr, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Shy5, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Shakydog68, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JohnParadee, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

dfhhead25, May 23, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, May 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

CaverDave, May 20, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

StonedTrippin, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Viperman1316, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

jstout26, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JohnK17, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

pjkelley82, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

drewone, May 13, 2014
Photo of moss1988
1.1/5  rDev -72.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

moss1988, May 11, 2014
Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.