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

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%


Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's visit their website
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown twist off bottle with a bottled on date and batch # as well.

Appearance: A deep brassy coloured brew, very clear with an even clinging lace that hangs around for a while.

Smell: Light aleish fruitiness, sweet malt all around and a tight citric hop aroma that is quite clean.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The malt and hops push against each other within the moderate body. Solid hop oil flavour, good bittering as well. The malt is just sturdy enough to hold the beer together, faint fruity and estery flavours emerge. Semi dry finish with a lingering hop.

Notes: One of the more drinkable yet underrated pale ales in New England, an awesome BBQ beer IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 03:37:12 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. twist-off brown bottle. Label, especially the back, is full info directions to the brewery, etc. Also includes a batch number and bottled on date.

Appearance: Golden amber in colour with a small amount of chill haze, the head is frothy and sticks well to the side of the pint glass.

Smell: Very fragrant of raw hops which are oily and slightly pungent, sweet and citrusy. Fresh malt and grain aromas are mild.

Taste: A true dry-hopped palate of immense raw and oily flavours mix with the even hop bitterness of citrus-like qualities. Malt and grain come through towards the end, with a background raw grain/bread flavour, and fade with the raw hop. Sweetness is minimal, and masked by the hops. Finishes quick with a palate of hops that lingers and a slight dryness.

Notes: Damn! Nothing like a pale ale that was dry-hopped well with Cascade hops. Yeah the hops tower over the malt a bit too much, who cares ... this is an awesome Pale Ale. For all the hop heads that need a fix, buy a case.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2001 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Otter Creek Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.