Otter Creek Black IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 715 | Reviews: 260 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SouljaSaia17:
4.25/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Im just starting to experiment with Otter Creek, since I had their Spring Bock a couple of weeks ago. Now I get to try their Black IPA!
A: Good smoke, pours a lot like a dark stout with a black body and a caramel creamed head, which is constant at about 2 inches depending on your pour.
S: Initial aroma is of apricots and grapefruit, Followed by a citrus and pine zest.
T: Taste comes off with a bit of pine and caramel surprisingly. Followed by the apricots, grapefruit and a hint of honey at the end.
M: Mouth feel is very unique for this IPA, no noticeable carbonation. Very smooth and tangy at the same time.
O: Never had a Black IPA before but it seems to blend well the characters of an IPA with a dark porter or a light stout. Very pleasant surprise from such an underrated brewer!
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 03:46:23 | More by SouljaSaia17
More User Reviews:
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 715 ratings.