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Otter Creek Pale Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
82
good

262 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 262
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 262 | Reviews: 237 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ShamasUVA:
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ShamasUVA

Connecticut

1.98/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not sure if I had the regular Otter Creek Pale Ale or the (Cascade Variation) but the label was bragging about all the Cascades used in the beer so I assume it's the latter.

Beer poured with WAY too much carbonation. Half the glass was head. Aroma was fine, but a little off. Starting to think that perhaps this is infected or at least, has been mishandled. It came from a store which takes pride in their handling but can sometimes have a hard time moving unpopular SKUs.

Taste was extremely mineral, bordering on metallic. Wondering if it was dry hopped with pennies??? Some slight "off" flavors detected but terrible.

Underneath this metallic mess is a decent pale ale.

Bottom line, this beer is a mess, and with so many other good Pale Ales
on the market, you should pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 16:37:49 | More by ShamasUVA
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Otter Creek Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.