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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

311 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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  rDev -16.9%

BostonPhilly, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

jschwamb, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Drewster23, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

stella77artois, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

rlamoy, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

kehlah, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ArtZan, Jun 05, 2014
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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.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

hozersr, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

BrunEngr, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

sgregory, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
Photo of Bierman9
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

Bierman9, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Shy5, May 26, 2014
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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.

PDubs76, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Shakydog68, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

rxthree, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Sickdoggv, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Matt1516, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

RobertColianni, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

CaverDave, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

bubseymour, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

OnryAndMean, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Gerardes, May 05, 2014
Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.