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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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BA SCORE
82
good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a cloudy orange color with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of citrus hops.

First sip is a nice rush of grapefruit hop flavor, but it quickly drops off. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin/watery side. Could use a touch more sweetness or something to increase the body.

This is interesting to have a low ABV hoppy beer, however, I don't think it is an improvement over a regular IPA or APA. Good beer to switch to later in the night.

FickleBeast, Jul 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of LongTrailer
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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".

LongTrailer, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

woodchipper, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

sprestridge, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +10.8%

TTripp725, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Doomcifer, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Jason, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +10.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mjtiernan, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

JustinTauscher, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Ed_Bob, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of poop_brew
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

poop_brew, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

acurtis, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Varkias41, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

DrewBest, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of PDubs76
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

PDubs76, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

RyanOooh, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

tenacioustomato, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BklynTerp, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 12, 2013
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Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.