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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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BrewMaven

New York

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

1st pick out of the Best Market Wifey 6 pack!

Nice clear reddish amber hue with a whopping, soapy, long lasting head that gave the glass a good lacing.

Moderately hoppy aroma that snuck past my ongoing sinus congestion!

Taste is definitely English IPA being that this brew is not brimming with hops or alcohol but has enough hoppy and malty flavour to justify it's classification.

Slightly sticky mouthfeel with subtle carbonation.

A GOOD English IPA and a GREAT session IPA. A perfect beer to spend a night with and not regret it in the morning! Definitely a repeat buy!!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 22:48:10 | More by BrewMaven
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-04-2014 18:05:22 | More by Gmartin75
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dithridge

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-03-2014 02:32:38 | More by dithridge
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dcurse

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

03-03-2014 01:43:39 | More by dcurse
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2014 17:40:25 | More by Ewhite2121
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-22-2014 00:05:05 | More by buzzy
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Cruick

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-20-2014 20:47:35 | More by Cruick
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mmhannon

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-10-2014 19:58:12 | More by mmhannon
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Burtonfree77

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-07-2014 17:26:57 | More by Burtonfree77
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-07-2014 16:17:01 | More by DrunkinYogi
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-27-2014 04:40:08 | More by harpus
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-27-2014 01:09:13 | More by cmq103
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-18-2014 14:51:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-16-2014 20:25:05 | More by Bluescooter
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nitewing05

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-14-2014 05:31:56 | More by nitewing05
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

01-14-2014 02:16:17 | More by chefdave37
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bvj

New York

2.41/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pint glass

A: poured out with a proud 2.5 finger head that relaxed after a few minutes. Cloudy amber disposition

S: definite floral aroma that preoccupied the senses

T: for lack of a better description, wheaty overtones with a light, secondary IPA presence.

M: a narrow body with a bitter attitude.

Note: Unfortunately, I have a bias against a particular "white" flavor I sensed in this beer so please factor that into my taste/smell rating.

White beer lovers might find this organic IPA very refreshing, but it doesn't possess the definitive rustic qualities I prefer in an IPA.

I'd revisit Wolavers' IPA on a hot, summer day with female friends, but wouldn't select as a year-round go-to.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 07:33:30 | More by bvj
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-10-2014 18:39:06 | More by Belittle
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-31-2013 04:12:49 | More by twenteone
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BrunoH

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-30-2013 15:26:03 | More by BrunoH
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FCRICH

New York

4/5  rDev +13%

12-30-2013 00:51:53 | More by FCRICH
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-29-2013 20:27:48 | More by Mini4x
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-29-2013 01:40:35 | More by BillRoth
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

12-20-2013 15:54:23 | More by markgoodman10
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-16-2013 22:17:05 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.