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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

284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Drewster23

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-21-2014 15:55:36 | More by Drewster23
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stella77artois

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-18-2014 02:28:21 | More by stella77artois
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rlamoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-13-2014 03:27:15 | More by rlamoy
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kehlah

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-12-2014 13:23:56 | More by kehlah
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-05-2014 18:41:57 | More by ArtZan
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle picked up as part of a Wegmans mix-six pack.

Pours a clear amber, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing near the top quarter of the glass.

Not a real strong smell on this one, some pine, with a bit of candied citrus.

There's basically no malt here, it only shows up in a sort of candied pineapple taste near the end. Pine and grass up front. Quite watery.

Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, pretty drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Like most session IPAs, this falls short. Without the typical (silent) malt backbone, the body falls flat and becomes quite watery. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 00:08:06 | More by GreesyFizeek
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-04-2014 12:47:39 | More by hozersr
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BrunEngr

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-01-2014 22:15:56 | More by BrunEngr
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-01-2014 17:38:25 | More by NJBeer265
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-30-2014 22:12:51 | More by sgregory
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-27-2014 21:48:20 | More by Durandal_777
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alewife and I swung by the brewery on 24MAY14 for a quickie. She had the Mountain Ale; Hop Session for me....

It was a clear, medium golden, topped by a creamy white head. The foam was fine and tight and left OK lacing behind. Aroma was a mild citrus; pleasant but not too strong. The bier felt fairly smooth, and was almost medium in body.

Flavor had lighty sweetness, with a bit of bready/crackery malt. Hopping was citrussy, with pithy action hitting the palate.There was not a real lot of hoppiness, though, and it was mostly bitter. It was dry and lightly refreshing, though I didn't find a lot going on here.... Not bad....

3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1650

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2014 20:53:24 | More by Bierman9
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Shy5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-26-2014 13:24:50 | More by Shy5
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PDubs76

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a growler into a pint glass. Spotty lacing and deep gold color. Nice floral aroma, but not quite as strong as I was expecting. Taste is slightly bitter and a smooth finish. Overall its not a bad beer, but not my favorite session ale. I was hoping for more of a bitter taste that never came, but don't get me wrong I wouldn't turn this beer down if given to me or if I saw it on tap.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2014 06:15:54 | More by PDubs76
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Shakydog68

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-25-2014 03:19:16 | More by Shakydog68
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-24-2014 01:45:58 | More by rxthree
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Sickdoggv

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-23-2014 17:50:41 | More by Sickdoggv
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Matt1516

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-23-2014 03:13:05 | More by Matt1516
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-21-2014 20:06:20 | More by RobertColianni
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CaverDave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-18-2014 21:14:35 | More by CaverDave
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-11-2014 01:12:51 | More by bubseymour
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-06-2014 15:42:06 | More by OnryAndMean
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Gerardes

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-04-2014 23:11:40 | More by Gerardes
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-30-2014 23:04:41 | More by Ken_P
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2014 18:09:20 | More by Doomcifer
Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.