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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Griffith, Sep 08, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

hoppymcgee, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bigred89, Sep 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

JohnGray, Sep 05, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

ktforce, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

jjboesen, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bp4171, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DJoe, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

liquorpig, Aug 23, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

Bikesnbeers, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

woodchip, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ChrisinRI, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

zestar, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WEBBEER, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Nightwing
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee. Almost completely black, with minimal head. Mild taste. Full bodied, creamy texture. Overall a really great brew. I was tasting other IPA’s while drinking this so it tasted very much like a stout to me. I would be curious to try this with other stouts to make that comparison.

Nightwing, Aug 18, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%

Patlee3324, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

TCTrout, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hootie159, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

costanzo_mike, Aug 17, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

LHal, Aug 16, 2014
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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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Zachboler, Aug 09, 2014
Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
86 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.