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Otter Creek Hop Session Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Hop Session AleOtter Creek Hop Session Ale

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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 10-06-2012)
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CSeavey64

Maine

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-15-2014 00:21:14 | More by CSeavey64
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LongTrailer

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

Always excited to see a new OC brew hit the shelves.
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.

A - Pours a hazy, deep golden orange with an airy 2 finger head. The head slowly fades to a thin rocky cap; kind of reminds me of sea foam.

S - Biscuity with lots of citrus hops. I get orange, lime, and grapefruit. A little catty at the end of the nose, but by no means in an unpleasant way.

T - In tune with the smell, biscuit malts support a citrus-forward character with notes of resinous pine. Finishes with a pronounced and clean bitterness. Not quite as much hop flavor as the aroma led me to expect.

M - Medium-light body and good carbonation; moderate but not prickly. Finishes nice and dry.

O - As the description states, this is a light and refreshing pale ale that definitely drinks more like an IPA. All in all a very enjoyable beer, but on the taste front I guess I was hoping for just a little more "oomph".

10-10-2012 20:42:56 | More by LongTrailer
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-01-2013 23:04:49 | More by woodchipper
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sprestridge

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-04-2013 15:17:15 | More by sprestridge
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-07-2013 18:58:33 | More by TTripp725
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2014 18:09:20 | More by Doomcifer
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-24-2012 21:38:15 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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mjtiernan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-11-2013 04:58:43 | More by mjtiernan
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2013 03:09:13 | More by Cynic-ale
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle; clear golden orange, a bit cloudy with lots of carbonation. Thick white fluffy head leaving lots of rocky lacing. Smell is sweet, dank hops with some clean, bready malt in the background. Smells like the perfect pale ale in my opinion. Taste confirms that status for the most part; clean, slightly crackery malts with a slight citrus hop flavor and twang of bitterness over the wet finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-thin. Could be a tiny bit hoppier; I know it's a pale ale but it does have Hop in the name. Still great though!

06-27-2013 00:35:45 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Orange copper pale ale with a bright white head fine lively white bubbled head...Aroma has citrus lemon/lime malts with a fine biscuit note. The flavor is light hops and malts together a hint of citrus pith with lemony hops goes great with a light biscuit malt character. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied overall very dull and straight forward. Again the light bodied malt makes up for the hops being so easy going, it allows them to shine.

03-20-2014 01:33:48 | More by WVbeergeek
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JustinTauscher

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-09-2014 17:34:19 | More by JustinTauscher
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Ed_Bob

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2014 22:16:55 | More by Ed_Bob
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poop_brew

Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +13.3%

A - a nice golden yellow with good lacing and a bit of haze.

S - a fruity arrangement with a nice hop finish.

T - as it says on the bottle it's "a bouquet of hops". Extremely drinkable.

M - a crisp hop finish. Wonderful.

O - a truly sessionable hop ale with a great taste. I'd recommend this to everyone looking for a tasty hoppy summer beverage.

06-06-2013 01:35:23 | More by poop_brew
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-11-2014 21:53:22 | More by acurtis
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-01-2013 15:05:53 | More by Varkias41
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-04-2013 22:34:04 | More by DrewBest
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-23-2013 01:12:50 | More by Dawkins
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PDubs76

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%

Poured out of a growler into a pint glass. Spotty lacing and deep gold color. Nice floral aroma, but not quite as strong as I was expecting. Taste is slightly bitter and a smooth finish. Overall its not a bad beer, but not my favorite session ale. I was hoping for more of a bitter taste that never came, but don't get me wrong I wouldn't turn this beer down if given to me or if I saw it on tap.

05-26-2014 06:15:54 | More by PDubs76
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-28-2013 05:16:53 | More by RyanOooh
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CharlesTDabkowski

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-28-2014 21:56:55 | More by CharlesTDabkowski
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-21-2014 17:57:42 | More by tenacioustomato
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BklynTerp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-17-2013 03:23:53 | More by BklynTerp
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 21:57:40 | More by Enriquehopnog
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-04-2014 00:06:01 | More by shoretaxi
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Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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