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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

743 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 30 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-26-2013 16:29:42 | More by harsley
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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-24-2013 19:51:21 | More by falconxman
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-24-2013 03:31:11 | More by timjim1327
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VaporDome

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-22-2013 23:55:50 | More by VaporDome
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mborden

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2013 18:32:23 | More by mborden
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Sean802

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2013 15:55:59 | More by Sean802
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%

Trade thanks to TWStandley.

Pours dark with about a finger of off white head.

Smell is malt forward, slight coffee hints.

Rich and roasty flavors in the taste. Coffee is present, and hops are pretty strong. No real malt sweetness.

Easy drinking and medium bodied. Pretty good beer.

07-18-2013 06:14:29 | More by Smurf2055
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-17-2013 01:47:31 | More by NightINgale
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dwoolley1

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-14-2013 13:18:43 | More by dwoolley1
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-12-2013 19:45:06 | More by doremite
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crisis44

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-11-2013 20:49:59 | More by crisis44
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-10-2013 18:58:19 | More by civicm87
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-10-2013 01:46:37 | More by pathman
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-07-2013 01:27:05 | More by morrowd3
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-05-2013 23:20:27 | More by lgmol
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5%

07-05-2013 01:13:05 | More by kdivers
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2013 01:28:43 | More by BRYeleJR
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BethanyAnnabell

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-02-2013 01:38:04 | More by BethanyAnnabell
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.16/5  rDev -17.1%

Poured into a pint glass. Keep in mind that I openly hate the style.

4.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and lots of lacing is left.

3.25 S: This isn't as hoppy as most of its brethren. It's still hoppy, but it doesn't have the major clash between citrus and roast that most have. Hops give a combination of floral, herbal, and citrus. Light coffee roastiness from the base. Not too exciting, but not offensive either.

3.0 T: The taste is pretty much like the nose. Citrus, herbal, and floral hops clash with coffee and roastiness of the base. Like others of the style, the flavors don't work together. However, in this neither side of the flavors is overly powerful, so it's at least a little less at odds. In any case, it's still kind of boring.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. Good enough here.

3.0 D: I guess I was wrong about the black IPA thing just being a fad. It pains me to see "now year round!" on this label, but that's okay, I'll just pass over it year round at the beer store.

07-02-2013 00:31:13 | More by DavoleBomb
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

06-29-2013 02:54:23 | More by Mattgruv
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-26-2013 23:49:17 | More by jaxon53
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camartin27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-24-2013 02:33:04 | More by camartin27
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brunop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

06-20-2013 02:24:30 | More by brunop
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dweeuu

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-16-2013 04:02:44 | More by dweeuu
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ChristopherLaughlin

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-14-2013 20:10:33 | More by ChristopherLaughlin
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.