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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

544 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of BrewMaven
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!!

BrewMaven, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Gmartin75, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dithridge, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

dcurse, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ewhite2121, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

buzzy, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Cruick, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mmhannon, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Burtonfree77, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

harpus, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

cmq103, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ColForbinBC, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Bluescooter, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

nitewing05, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

chefdave37, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of bvj
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.

bvj, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

twenteone, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BrunoH, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

FCRICH, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Mini4x, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

markgoodman10, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

NatsnSkinsDC, Dec 16, 2013
Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.