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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

514 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-09-2014 20:03:08 | More by rderedin
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-08-2014 01:42:05 | More by WiserBud
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-05-2014 00:32:30 | More by JimmyAloysius
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-04-2014 19:25:18 | More by patrick802
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-04-2014 15:06:22 | More by Cardmarauder
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-01-2014 19:29:27 | More by Durandal_777
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-29-2014 17:52:53 | More by ramrod666
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-23-2014 10:00:02 | More by Sanchezrox23
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-18-2014 01:28:39 | More by shoretaxi
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-17-2014 23:42:41 | More by SkinniePost
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-15-2014 12:25:51 | More by CreekyJarls
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

04-13-2014 12:12:24 | More by Noelito76
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +13%

04-12-2014 22:42:31 | More by xungmound98
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Re-review:
This beer suffers from some inconsistency issues. I had two from a mix pack that had great juiciness. Then I bought a 6-pk, and the first bottle (only one month since bottling) is all malt and no hop. There's still a nice spice character on the finish, but it's not nearly as good as the two I had from the mix pack I got earlier this year. The nose is more corny than I remember too.

Original review:
Why are people hating on this beer? Let me guess... because it's not a huge, hyped, hop bomb brewed in a small, trendy brewery named Hill Fartstead?

I admit that this is not the best IPA I've ever had, but the people rating this in the 2's need to get off the hype wagon. This is not an American DOUBLE IPA, and it shouldn't be rated like one.

This beer is a subtle, solid IPA with a well-balanced hop and malt character that comes across in both taste and aroma. Subtle spice and juiciness on the finish, with hints of citrus (citra-like?) and tropical fruit (mosaic-like). Very lightly buttered for an IPA. Just amazingly solid and well-balanced.

The mouthfeel is also wonderfully carbonated and smooth. Crisp, fitting.

Finally, I like the 6.5% ABV. This beer is a great daily drinker. Session with a kick.

Don't hate on it because you can find it in supermarkets and it's not named Heady Topper.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:49:24 | More by tkdchampxi
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-31-2014 02:39:11 | More by paulish
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dank203

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

very clean tasting bitter ipa. good amt of caramel malt shining through the hops but still hoppy as hell and balanced, clean tasting and a dark orange/amber red color, pretty foggy and unfiltered looking. just a nice one. slightly above average but not a mind blower

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 19:59:36 | More by dank203
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Shy5

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-21-2014 21:55:57 | More by Shy5
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-12-2014 20:28:08 | More by ArtZan
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-09-2014 02:07:15 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

03-05-2014 04:11:27 | More by mikeburd1128
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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
Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.