Wolaver's India Pale Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by Wamesit:
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a deep copper/amber with a thick, chunky slightly off-white head that gives way to clingy lacing.
S - Sweet malts in the nose. Earthy hops lurk just beneath, along with a touch of spiced fruit.
T - Noticeably sweet for an IPA. Grainy malts hit immediately with a more subdued (both in flavor and spectrum) hops presence making up the body of flavor. There is a sweet chewiness that goes well with the hint of fruit esters. Well-balanced.
M - Medium but chewy.
O - Very well balanced for an American IPA. That is not always a compliment but for this beer it is. Even certified hop heads like myself should check this out. Solid ABV% as well.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2011 01:53:14 | More by Wamesit
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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 519 ratings.