Otter Creek Black IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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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
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
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.