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Otter Creek Black IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Black IPA
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86
very good

837 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 01-10-2012

Traditionally untraditional, Black IPAs—also known as Cascadian Dark Ales or American Black Ales—originated here in Vermont under the auspices of American craft brewing pioneer Greg Noonan. This rich, delicious brew fuses pronounced hop aromas and darkly roasted malts in a style born in the Green Mountains.

60 IBU
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Ratings: 837 | Reviews: 273 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tekstr1der
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and some alcohol. Initial sweet and malty flavor yields to a hoppy, yet smooth and clean finish. Pleasant aftertaste of roast.

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as complex as some of the others I've tried...however, it is a decent beer...

Photo of MDHopster
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Interesting. Dark amber black when held to light, tan head about 1.5 inches poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pub glass. Moderate lacing on glass. Herbal pine and smoked nutty nose. Smoky nutty malt flavor dominates hoppy bitterness creating an interesting and surprising contrast. Not unpleasant but to me, it looks and smells better than it tastes. Mouthfeel is muddled, somewhat soft for an IPA but the bite seems to come from the carbonation and smokiness of the dark roast malt than from the hop bitters.

Photo of lou50rp
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MjamesL
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgido759
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drwatson32
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pbechtel
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Started this snowy night with a taste of this thick, dark IPA. Sweet, but not too sweet. Smooth, but just enough flavor. Nice aroma. Looks good enough to drink poured in a clear pint glass. Overall, I would easily recommend this beer to others and drink it again.

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tally
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle dated 12/09/14 into a modified tulip glass.
A - Deep dark, crisp carbonation capped with mocha colored foamy goodness.
Laced glass the entire time.
S - That roast malt and hops dance a beautiful dance. Hints of cocoa and chocolate are
blended with citrus notes.
T - Complimentary flavors well blended, with oily hops leading and the malt base floating them the entire way. Cocoa notes combine with resin to keep it interesting.
F - Slick, and firm in the palate with some lingering, the carbonation is well done.
Exits with a fine hop notes.
O - A fine treat from Otter Creek. Quite enjoyable.
Cheers

Photo of Beerski09
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HankSpencer
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OntheLambic
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Halvey
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a phenomenal beer! Smooth and very tasty!

Photo of JKbeerlover
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great a a a a

Photo of BobMessina
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 837 ratings.