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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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335 Ratings

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

SpasmWaiter, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

PaulD, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

dwoolley1, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +10.8%

TTripp725, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mckowned, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

kdivers, Jul 05, 2013
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

jneiswender, Jul 04, 2013
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.

DavoleBomb, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Mattgruv, Jun 29, 2013
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!

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

NightINgale, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Phillyz, Jun 19, 2013
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.

beerthulhu, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jamesewelch, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

JMUbrewz, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

samibr, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Rheaume17, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

ejane, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of poop_brew
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a nice golden yellow with good lacing and a bit of haze.

S - a fruity arrangement with a nice hop finish.

T - as it says on the bottle it's "a bouquet of hops". Extremely drinkable.

M - a crisp hop finish. Wonderful.

O - a truly sessionable hop ale with a great taste. I'd recommend this to everyone looking for a tasty hoppy summer beverage.

poop_brew, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Tom_Gilman, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

patrick802, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Foggy golden color with a small, creamy head. Floral, grassy, and zesty hop aromas covering just a touch of biscuity pale malt. There's a nice pungency to the overall earthiness. The flavor is fresh, leafy, spicy, and citrusy. Lightly fruity and oily with a cracker malt foundation. A nice little APA here with a less mainstream hoppiness, which I enjoy. Bitter and snappy. Light enough to enjoy a few with ease.

wedge, Jun 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

MAUEX_MFA, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

brewcifix, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

victor19nyc, May 24, 2013
Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.