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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

777 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 38 | 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 hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Good color, almost black. Head was about 2 fingers, maybe a little more. Head developed quickly and held for a decent amount of time. Flavor is malty with a little amount of hop bitterness to balance it out. Just a tad too sweet for me as far as IPA's go, but overall, a very nice, drinkable beer.......

hophugger, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of BMFR1811
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12oz bottle while in Stowe vt on a heady topper expedition.

-Appearance- dark, dark, almost black, one finger tan head that quickly dissipated. Only light lacing

-Smell- very light citrus, I get almost a smoky malt aroma- not anything I have smelled before, kind of odd

-Taste- initial malt, a slight astringency (not unpleasant) from the dark malts, chocolate, coffee but a slight smokiness too. Finishes with citrus, grapefruit, lingering bitterness

-Mouthfeel- a little bit too much carbonation, with the hop and malt bite, foams a bit too much in my mouth

-Overall- my introduction to black ipa's, different for sure, not unpleasant but different. I wouldn't go out of my way to pick up this style again but it's good, -BMFR-

BMFR1811, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Zachboler
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Zachboler, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of 2Xmd
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

2Xmd, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

tkdchampxi, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of MeganandDana
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MeganandDana, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Arch578
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Arch578, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of ryanmcd
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ryanmcd, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +5.3%

alexsergio, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of bigKF7319
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bigKF7319, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Phished880
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Phished880, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of SuperHop18
4/5  rDev +5.3%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

ThrewRedButter, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Taste is a little thinner or maybe dryer than expected: malts are roast and some chocolate, maybe some toffee and touch of caramel; hops are subtle, grassy, not overpowering in flavor but some noticeable bitterness.

Mouthfeel is where it seems to trend towrads IPA status instead of stout, it maintains the dryness and bitterness from the taste.

Overall, a solid brew, not too sweet for dark ipa but not quite enough hop presence to get it too stand out, yet very drinkable.

mvanaskie13, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Liverocks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Liverocks, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +5.3%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of JustinTauscher
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

JustinTauscher, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

wisegreensoul, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rvaldron, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Dbrag, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Jeff_Benson
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Jeff_Benson, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of thefuneral
3/5  rDev -21.1%

thefuneral, Jul 04, 2014
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.