Wolaver's India Pale Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass at the shore.
Pours a hazy orange with a finger of foam. Aroma is moderately hoppy, citrus, grapefruit.
First sip is quite a hoppy rush... more than I expected based on the aroma. Bitterness is sharp and cuts through the malty sweetness. Some sweet caramel malt flavor is detected before the bitterness rushes in.
This is a nice, bitter but drinkable, IPA. Not over the top on aroma and hop flavor, but certainly scratches your hop itch.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2011 00:13:43 | More by FickleBeast
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4.15/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Notes: Born on 5/21/14 (consumed 07/22/14). Poured into a nonic pint
A: Cloudy apricot colored beer that sports a 2 finger white head. the head is pillowy and comprised mostly of smaller bubbles. The bottle has a very clear shoulder label with the bottled date.
S: Sweet smelling, with hints of apple and caramel. There are malty smells. Not getting any floral or strong hop scents.
T: A hint of bitter but well balanced with a sweetness from the malts. There is a mild caramel characteristic along with some pine needles.
M: Really nice mouthfeel. Smooth and coating feeling. No strong bitter or dry after taste.
O: This is a great East Coast Style IPA. I would put the ABV estimate at 6.2% or lower. There is a slight alcohol presense - but nothing distracting. The sweetness balanced with the mild bitter is really nice. The body is fantastic along with the mouthfeel. This is a really enjoyable IPA. I would definitely drink more or share them. This is a beer that an early IPA padawan might like - as they develope their palate. It is a good intro to the style - without being a hop bomb.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 02:13:10 | More by fscottkey
Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.