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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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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: 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%

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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%

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3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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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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3.5/5  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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3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.61/5  rDev 0%
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

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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