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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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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 10-06-2012)
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

12-17-2012 23:25:17 | More by smackedout
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JHop


5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Scarle21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

08-05-2013 00:07:26 | More by Scarle21
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ejane

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-09-2013 13:35:55 | More by ejane
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Beerme09

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

11-27-2012 03:25:26 | More by Beerme09
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

11-23-2013 05:03:00 | More by blameo
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-21-2014 20:06:20 | More by RobertColianni
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plaid75

New York

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light spicy hop atop a round pale malt.

The taste consisted of a vibrant spicy and leafy hop with a soft grainy pale malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a very tasty hop forward session ale. I am happy to see more of these type beers in the marketplace.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 20:35:23 | More by plaid75
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dhlipke

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-29-2013 00:45:38 | More by dhlipke
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-24-2014 13:40:25 | More by jjd315
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Gfunk

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-06-2014 15:21:04 | More by Gfunk
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-27-2013 21:57:46 | More by scottbrew4u
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

09-02-2013 01:01:26 | More by still_thedragon
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-22-2012 01:11:04 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-19-2012 16:51:53 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Brad007

Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new APA from Otter Creek. A part of me wonders if this will be similar to standard OC Pale Ale or if it will live up to the name.

Pours a bright and yet, cloudy orange with a thin head into my glass. Simple way of describing the color but it is certainly vibrant.

A very fresh, balanced mix of citrus and pine in the nose. Smells like something much stronger but the taste is where it matters the most.

Surprisingly crisp with a piney citrus bite and plenty of buttery malt goodness. Very delicious. Toasty. Lots of flavor for a low ABV.

Lingering citrus/pine notes make up the mouthfeel. You don't get the overwhelming bitterness of a stronger example.

IMHO, this lives up to the name and would make an excellent addition to your evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 21:03:11 | More by Brad007
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a pint glass, glowing a deep toasted amber coloring. There was no head due to a full pour, and otherwise carbonation appeared average. Spots of punctate lacing were left as the liquid disappeared. There was a thick haze to the beer, but no sediment was noted. The aroma was strong with plastic phenols, darker malts with a hearty toast mixing in with paler malts, and a muddy muskiness. Our first impression was that it was a bit heavy, but full flavoring with robust pucker to the hops. The flavoring opened with pale malts, fruity strawberry and juicy tropical fruit, and enough citric pucker to balance as the hops rode in. The middle peaked with sour malts, spicy alcohol, attic musk, and light flecks of wheaty, gritty grain alongside mineral and mud. The finish was sweeter, with orange pulp and peel, and soapy hops for a bitter end. The aftertaste breathed of soap, pine, lemon rind, and magic-marker phenols. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was biting. The mouth was coated with syrupy liquid, with an eventual cooling and light dryness to permeate. There was decent slurp, cream, and pop. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank a bit slower on account of the fullness of flavor and feel.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how nice the flavoring and nose correlated. There was full soap, fruit, and musk, with enough force from bittering hops and pale malts for a unique mix. This all coupled with a hearty feel, making for a refreshing drink of a cool Autumn day.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2012 22:46:59 | More by TheBrewo
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Anthony's in Harrisburg, enjoyed from a large sampler tumber chilled on tap.

The color is brilliant golden with good clarity and perhaps a slight haze with small white cap and tiny bead. The smell has citrus hop aroma with light herbal aromatics and gentle tropical notes which compliment the grain sweetness in the nose. The feel is mildly bitter and moderately carbonated with gentle spice and mild creaminess of yeast a very refreshing blend of bitter with light grain tinge and yeast tanginess.

The flavors up front are lightly citrus with a nice herbal zestiness from the hops which have bitter quality but are not over the top. The light malt sweetness pairs well with the mild citrus notes the hops impart. The low alcohol in the taste and mild tea-like character stands out as refreshing and brings me back for subsquent tastes as the ale has low astringency in the flavor. Overall this is a quality hoppy pale, very refreshing as stated earlier with plenty of hop acidity yet not too much to throw it out of balance or make the title a misnomer

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 17:25:12 | More by Slatetank
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poop_brew

Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 01:35:23 | More by poop_brew
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Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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