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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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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
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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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-29-2013 01:16:18 | More by whatsgoody
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-28-2013 05:22:11 | More by Horbar
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-28-2013 03:51:03 | More by Ajlvt
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2013 01:46:24 | More by 80x2HopHead
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this was just about exactly what I wanted it to be, a hop forward easy drinking brew, but I still think it pales in comparison to all day ipa or bikini beer, which are the gold standards in this style. I found a little too much copper malt balance in this, a little too much body, and a little less drinkability than some of its peers. still, there is a great citrusy hop back end to it, and enough meat on the bones to seasonally out last a beer like all day ipa or bikini beer, this works in the fall too. I loved the carbonation, high and active, and I liked the finish which was very well hopped. a good brew, but a little generic as they go. something I would be happy to drink more of this fall if I was going to stay back east. this would be a good companion on brew day, where I need to drink for five hours in the afternoon. I will keep that in mind.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 14:04:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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dougfur

New York

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a great straw color, nice and hazy, with a modest head. Great looking beer! The smell is delicate, herbal/citrus hops, with a bit of yeast as well. Not an IPA like nose, but not bad. Taste follows suit. Great mix of malts/hops/yeast, a bit hoppier than most pale ales. Delicious on a hot day! Overall, a very solid beer for when you don't want something really strong or heavy. Like all beers that don't knock your socks off with some aspect, I see this one has received a mediocre rating overall.... It's underrated. For its style, it's a nice beer at a great price!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 18:52:51 | More by dougfur
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blt2646

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-07-2013 18:59:28 | More by blt2646
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-06-2013 22:02:28 | More by jtyson
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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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Ctruskey

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2013 22:01:55 | More by Ctruskey
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2013 16:24:20 | More by Tucquan
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-31-2013 01:27:56 | More by tvghost
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-28-2013 23:04:33 | More by lccrunchy
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Wukk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2013 21:54:58 | More by Wukk
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2013 02:23:35 | More by morrowd3
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-23-2013 10:48:42 | More by Roy1586
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-23-2013 02:48:23 | More by BeerBeast
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/6/13 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, light caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts with a quick burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 04:38:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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DBlackford

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-19-2013 00:11:53 | More by DBlackford
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-06-2013 15:12:01 | More by InspectorBob
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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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DrewBest

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-hazy orange amber color with a smallish white head and a little lacing

S-citrus, malt, slight floral, slight yeast

T-citrus, orange, bready malt, light pine and floral, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-nothing stands out here, but a nice session ale for sure

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 12:30:01 | More by MDDMD
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-02-2013 11:16:39 | More by TheBigBoy
Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.