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