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

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90
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702 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 30
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
Photo of dgherm
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InkedinRi
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good ipa. First time I've had it and I thought it was very good.. Nice hop up front and malt finish

Photo of Tine802
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clake
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dredmahawkus
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

very solid! ipa lager! the malt and citrus clash just a tad in the aftertaste..but the super grapefruit hops makes up for it! I like it.
I think the IBUs might be a tad higher then 55 like it says.....the hops are a bit bitter...but overall this is a really nice light refreshing spring summer brew.....well a lot lighter then the stouts I have been drinking lately!

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Csikic93
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ooglek
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really a nice hoppy beer. Great with food or just to drink. Marries a great IPA with a solid lager, and makes them both better.

Photo of ddedhed
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am very surprised with how good this is. I was really caught off guard. The hops really shine on this unique beer. It is a nice cross of an ipa and crisp lager. Well done.

Photo of Adirondacks
3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Two fingers worth of late to develop slightly off-white colored crisp froth with a slightly rocky top comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles... Decent retention... The color is a pale lemony yellow gold with a very faint haziness... A light to moderate bit of sluggish carbonation... The first descriptor that comes to mind is dank... An odd mix of citrus and leather... Cold cuts??? Thirteen hundred plus reviews and I can't say I've ever used that term... I struggle to tell whether the aroma is enticing or slightly off putting, probably a bit more of the latter but it's not to the point of being a deal breaker... The flavor profile is a slightly muted version of the nose... Dank and hoppy with a few unusual notes mixed in... The hoppiness intensifies on the finish... The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite sturdy... Smooth carbonation... Somewhat dense... Goes down smoothly... The finish is a bit chalky as the hops resurgence occurs on the finish... A rather unique and somewhat satisfying offering... Not sure that I would drink this with regularity, but the world needs more hoppy lagers and this one certainly fits the bill (even with the odd cold cut aroma)...

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This is a strange one. The hop nose is a little subdued, and the flavor has a bit of a lager "funk" that I'm not all that used to. Probably won't be going back to this one.

Photo of Wasupmx
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h8r
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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