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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

753 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of anaids
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

anaids, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A deep brown almost black pour with 2 fingers of fluffy tan head, great lacing and slow dissipation. The aroma is a bit off putting - rust, coconut, soap, coffee.. Definitely intriguing. The flavor is much better thankfully. A mellow arrangement of chocolate, roasted grains and grassy hops. Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation to distinguish it from a stout. A bit too herbal for my preference, but not a bad example of the style by any means.

facundoCNB, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CSeavey64, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

TheHumanTorch, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Somehow, I managed to miss out on reviewing this Black IPA.

Pours a dark brown/black color with a brown head that leaves lacing on my glass. Colorwise, it leans more towards a porter than a stout.

Juicy hop aroma punctuates the nose. A bit of cocoa, dark coffee as well.

Toasty with a weak citrus hop bite. Malt shines through more. Not very memorable.

Ditto for the mouthfeel. It's missing anything other than the remnants of the hops and the toasty malt bill.

I think my tastes either changed over time or I grew tired of this newer style. This bottle came out of a mixed 12 pack bottled in early January. Either way, don't let my opinion stop you from trying this beer. It's a great start for those who wish to explore American Black Ales.

Brad007, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

erickehoe, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kmlund, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Davepoolesque, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

maxhock, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

paulish, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Shakydog68, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

HRamz3, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

MattXT, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

TheBigBoy, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Mojoman8561, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

lzepplin01, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

VeganUndead, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

cmq103, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

amarkham, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bootdown21, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

TaylorK, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Seakyden, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dandepoto, Jan 15, 2014
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.