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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

358 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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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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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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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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.

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Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.