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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

799 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | 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 Brad007
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
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 +5.3%

erickehoe, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Kmlund, Feb 10, 2014
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Davepoolesque, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

maxhock, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

paulish, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Shakydog68, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

HRamz3, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MattXT, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

TheBigBoy, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mojoman8561, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

chefdave37, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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twenteone, Jan 08, 2014
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.