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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

530 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-12-2013 02:30:34 | More by bccrosley
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 13:06:40 | More by ChrisMyhre
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-01-2013 16:30:19 | More by thampel09
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-28-2013 22:39:15 | More by Syraquse
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-23-2013 01:45:48 | More by 80x2HopHead
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-18-2013 14:04:19 | More by MattXT
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AnotherImperial

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-03-2013 03:58:51 | More by AnotherImperial
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

12oz bottle in a stemmed tulip pint glass.

A-Hazy, unfiltered, copper-orange color. A touch of amber. The pure white head, 1-plus finger, lasts and leaves big fat sticky rings of lacing.

S- Hoppy; floral and citrus. Some caramel malts.

T- Strong hop flavor of citrus, earthy pine, floral. Some malty sweetness and lasting herb.

M- Very clean. Lots of malt gives it good body, hops give a semi-dry finish. earthy hop bite.

O- Good beer, with the right hops and bitterness for the style. Drinkable at 6.5% abv.

09-02-2013 13:54:08 | More by NiceTaps
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-24-2013 02:27:43 | More by Cooker_stp
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-14-2013 16:18:18 | More by JTomczak
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-10-2013 22:03:16 | More by JohnnyForeign
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-10-2013 02:27:27 | More by EBeckett3
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-10-2013 01:09:19 | More by Reagan1984
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Bustersuess

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-01-2013 15:19:46 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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balinor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13%

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getmeabeer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-29-2013 02:54:03 | More by getmeabeer
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harsley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-26-2013 16:30:27 | More by harsley
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2013 03:18:15 | More by inspektor
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DanE

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-20-2013 20:15:46 | More by DanE
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-19-2013 01:32:13 | More by whiterapid
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%

Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's - Wolaver's India Pale Ale, poured into DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy orange with an amber hue and a big bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves chunks of lacing. Bubbly. Some retention.

Smell - Aroma is almost more of an IPL than IPA at first, but I was patient and pulled out the more subtle aromas by gently disturbing the brew. Hops are juicy citrus, some slight sour breadiness from the Munich malt, hint of sweet as well.

Taste - Rich caramel malt, almost creamy, then spice(s), then citrus and some piney hop bitterness. The taste itself was all over the place and confused me a little, but I wasn't cringing.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and creamy with a dryness about it that makes it crisp and refreshing. Zero booziness and great drinkability. This was the strong suit of this brew by far.

Overall - A well balanced organic offering from a solid but not overly remarkable brewery. Definitely enjoyed and recommend for fans of a smoother IPA.

07-18-2013 13:31:53 | More by JMScowcroft
Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.