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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

519 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 519
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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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a medium sized head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is bready, sour, orange peel and maybe a bit earthy. Flavor is like a bitter brown sugary bread kind of taste. Some hop flavor but its mixed in. Fair amount of bitterness. Somewhat sour. Orange peel flavor peeks out at the end. This doesn't quite taste like a lot of the IPAs out there. Overall, it is decent but I've had better. Not in a rush to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 20:26:24 | More by PicoPapa
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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.

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Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.