Otter Creek Black IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by Mancer:
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The bottle poured out a dark brown body with light brown highlights and a one finger high head. The head dissipated into a sticky lace that remained to slightly coat the top of the beer. The initial aromas were dominated by a very distinct pine and resin smell, with a light citrus. The scent progressed to a super light roast and a hint of sweetness. The initial flavors were dominated by a heavy upfront hop attack of pine, resin and light citrus. Following the attack were the malts adding a light sweetness to the finish. The brew was slightly dry and slightly bitter while maintaining a medium body with light carbonation.
Overall this is a good brew. I think there is too much hop on the initial nose and palate. The flavors seem slightly off balance by coming in contact with two extremes of hops and then malt. There doesn't really seem to be much middle ground there. However, given that this is a progressing style, it is an interesting take on it.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2011 01:50:45 | More by Mancer
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3.58/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a standard pint glass: color is dark brown to near black, head is light tan, small bubbles and presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thick ring and top.
Smell is very enticing: nice malt forward aroma, good roast, toast and some chocolate, not too sweet, grassy and subtle fruity hop aromas.
Taste is a little thinner or maybe dryer than expected: malts are roast and some chocolate, maybe some toffee and touch of caramel; hops are subtle, grassy, not overpowering in flavor but some noticeable bitterness.
Mouthfeel is where it seems to trend towrads IPA status instead of stout, it maintains the dryness and bitterness from the taste.
Overall, a solid brew, not too sweet for dark ipa but not quite enough hop presence to get it too stand out, yet very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 02:54:49 | More by mvanaskie13
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.