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

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BA SCORE
82
good

342 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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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2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of Otter Creek, and PA/IPA is my favorite style of beer. Unfortunately, this one just missed the mark for me.

It's tough to put my finger on, but there's a funky-ness to the nose and taste. The hop characteristic is nice, and the mouthfeel is crisp, which matches their description of a session beer. However, I can't get over that funk.

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2.89/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

have had a couple bottles in the fridge for a while, so they may not be that good anymore.
poured into snifter

A-hazy yellow, some floaties, mild head, minimal lacing
S-kinda like skunky honey
T-sessionable malt, low alcohol, weak hops,
M-pretty thin, pretty malty, bitter aftertaste
O-just get the Kind Ryed IPA

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2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Transparent yellowish pour - with a tiny head. The bubbles, on the head, are large and disappear quickly.

S: I am getting some kind of fruit - but not anything tropical like I'd expect. It is more of a kiwi smell (fruit not the flightless bird). I also smell maple syrup.

T: Slightly fruity with a mildly bitter finish.

M: appropriate for this style. Good carbonation and body.

O: This is very middle of the road. Nothing noteworthy to make it stand out. Not one to seek out - but not bad.

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2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

A - Yellow, not clear, hazy. Big white head...
S - Musty, metallic. I don't get a lot of hop aroma :(
T - Slight bitterness that is nice, there is a nutty, almost peanut taste on my palate
M - Carbonation is higher than I like. The bubbles overpower much of the potential taste.

O - I wanted to like this more than I do, I'm a big supporter of Vermont!

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Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.