1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Otter Creek Hop Session AleOtter Creek Hop Session Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

342 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Otter Creek Hop Session Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 342 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a cloudy orange color with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of citrus hops.

First sip is a nice rush of grapefruit hop flavor, but it quickly drops off. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin/watery side. Could use a touch more sweetness or something to increase the body.

This is interesting to have a low ABV hoppy beer, however, I don't think it is an improvement over a regular IPA or APA. Good beer to switch to later in the night.

Photo of mborden
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Sean802
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of SlickestWilly
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of PaulD
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dwoolley1
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mckowned
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jneiswender
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer out of a Bottle into a Pint glass. Served cool.

Very nice sunset yellow appearance and a white head

Smells very sweet and floral

Slightly hoppy in relation to the mall nothing overpowering

Medium to light mouth feel

This is not a bad beer per se however doesn't seem to be hopped enough with American hops. I just don't get the sense it's a good fit style-wise

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

3.75 A: Moderately hazed yellow brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good and a decent amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pleasantly hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Neutral maltiness with a touch of yeasty breadiness. Good.

3.75 T: Pretty much tastes like the nose. Floral and citrus hop flavor. Mild bitterness. Neutral malts and a touch of yeast. Super refreshing.

4.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very nice creaminess.

4.0 D: Tasty and super easy to drink. Very good beer.

Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle; clear golden orange, a bit cloudy with lots of carbonation. Thick white fluffy head leaving lots of rocky lacing. Smell is sweet, dank hops with some clean, bready malt in the background. Smells like the perfect pale ale in my opinion. Taste confirms that status for the most part; clean, slightly crackery malts with a slight citrus hop flavor and twang of bitterness over the wet finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-thin. Could be a tiny bit hoppier; I know it's a pale ale but it does have Hop in the name. Still great though!

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Phillyz
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A strong raging effervesce lies within a dark orange body. Nice suspension of micro-floaties. The head is a healthy and sturdy 2+ fingers in heigth, foamy, with an eggshell white tone. Tons of thick, spongy lacing provides a generous coverage rate on the vessel.

S: Lemon meringue, sweet, with some tangerines lies over a pilsner scented malting. Level is modest, pale like, with some dry rose petals and a flowery fade.

T: Flowery hops, dry grainy pilsner like malting. Flowery orange, soft citrus, some wheat. As it warms it shows some dry floury character. Yes floury, not flowery for the record.

M: Mouthful is malty, smooth textured, dry with some citrusy orange and wheat fade.

O: Overall smooth, sessionable, with just the right amount of hop appeal to bring some respect with out overstaying its welcome after a few.

Photo of jamesewelch
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rheaume17
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ejane
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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