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Wolaver's India Pale Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Wolaver's India Pale AleWolaver's India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

520 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This robust India Pale Ale follows British tradition by using bountiful amounts of fresh hop cones to produce a crisp clean character; blending Magnum, Crystal and Hallertauer hops with generous amounts of Munich and Carmel malt.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-07-2001)
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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- a hazy yellow with orange/amber highlights. Thick white head, with a little lacing

S- floral/earthy hops with some fruity sweetness.

T- halfway between an English IPA and an American IPA. The malt base isn't as big or brash as some American IPA's, but certainly balances the earthy and citric hop profile. The fruity (apple/apricot/orange) component is the interesting part of this brew.

M- medium bodied, and overall nothing much to say.

O- good, but not great. Certainly different from the litany of west coast IPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:10:44 | More by JWU
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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.

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Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.