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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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342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of SSS
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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy darker-orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a tiny level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some grainy smells as well as a little bit of some floral and earthy hops. Along with the grain and hop are some aromas of caramel and a little bit of bready smell. A little bit of a cracker smell as well as a very light citrus is there as well along with an odd somewhat coffee like smell that seems slightly out of place.

Taste –The taste begins with a drier biscuit flavor with some lighter hop tastes of a more earthy and hay like nature. Some grainy tastes quickly come to the tongue as well as a little bit of a lemon citrus flavor. Some grassy flavors later come to the tongue as well as more hay and a little bit of a more floral hop flavor. None of the hops in themselves is too potent, but the combination of flavors that has developed on the tongue, in combination with the drier and somewhat lighter malt flavors, ends up leaving a somewhat sharp, hoppy, and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is average as well. A bit of a lighter body and higher carbonation level may have been slightly better for the drier and hopped characteristics of the brew, but overall it was alright.

Overall –A decent sessionable IPA, but a little too dry and slightly unbalanced as the hops sort of outweighs the other characteristics of the brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of 57md
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper color with two fingers of white head that lingers a bit before dissipating into nothingness. The nose has hops upfront, but there is also some malt present. The mouthfeel is light – too light, but the dry, hoppy finish makes for a pleasant end to the drinking experience.

This is a good session pale ale that I would like to sample in the summer. I am not quite sure how it ended up in a winter sampler.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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