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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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363 Ratings

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 44 | 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:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 10-06-2012

Originally brewed by the Otter Creek brewers who were looking for an easy sipper after a long shift, Hop Session lies somewhere between a Pale Ale and IPA. A bouquet of hop varieties complement a rich blend of malts, making this brew highly drinkable with a distinct, West Coast hop flavor and aroma.

35 IBU
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Ratings: 363 | Reviews: 60
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Mildly hazy yellow gold with a finger of fizzy/foamy white head, medium on lacing.
S - Aroma is really nice here, lots of grassy and citrus peel scents, mild pine, a touch of pineapple, and some pale malt
T - Light and crisp flavor, citrus zest, cracker and bread malt, grassy and pine on the finish.
M - Light and refreshing, very good.
O - Sessionable for sure, good flavor, could drink this often.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

i am fan of APAs. This one is worth a try, but light... taste off vs Left Hand Stranger.

A-Super clouded, hazy straw amber color with a energetic large white head and a lot of lacing.

S-citrus, malt, floral, yeast, grass, pine, autumn, wet grass.

T- Follows the smell w citrus, orange, bready malts, pine and very floral, mild bitter landing. Good finish.

F-Light medium body with moderate carbonation, apple cider like. Too light weight?

O-Always want to try the lower alcohol beers, esp APAs, and this one is satisfying, but lost in a taste off vs Left Hand Stranger.

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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 061413-3691M. Sampled on October 14, 2013.

It pours pale yellow-orange copper with a long lasting off-white foamy head. It is on the cloudy side.

The aroma is of pine and earth hops with some toasted bready malts playing up on the backside.

The body is in the light to medium range.

The taste is about the same as the nose with a good flowery-floral flavor, milder malts, and a lingering dryish finish. Easy drinking.

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