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

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Otter Creek Black IPAOtter Creek Black IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

717 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerKangaroo on 01-10-2012)
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Reviews by brewtus:
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brewtus

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pours jet black with a single finger light tan head that doesn't stick around much

S- smell is hoppy,piney, smokey, some sweet dark fruits.

T/m- starts with a dry smokey flavor that opens up to a little bit of hop bitterness. It tastes pretty dry. There's a nice coffee taste to it too.

O- this was enjoyable but bit super complex you decide whether that's good or bad but I liked it. Definately worth a try, but not the BIPA I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 01:29:31 | More by brewtus
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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.

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Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.