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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
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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from The Lazy Dog
Crystal clear deep golden color and a fluffy frothy white head that slowly recedes before leaving stickies everywhere. Light bready malt with hints of soapy lemony hops make up most of the aroma. The flavor follows the aroma light malt, light earthy citrus hop and little else. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost watery mouthfeel. I don't understand this beer. Sessionable I can see, its a lower alcohol easy to drink beer. But you used the word hop in the name and I have trouble finding any. I was hoping for something like All Day IPA or Go To IPA, but instead I got this mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:31:45 | More by johnnnniee
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck bottle
A) Pours with a finger thick head, white and big bubbled. Hazy, golden bronze body. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Mellow hop aroma. Grapefruit peel. Some floral notes.
T) Hop bite from start to finish. A well balanced taste profile of nutty malts and citrus fruit. Subtle hops linger in the aftertaste.
M) Clean. Crisp, but smooth. Medium light body.
O) A nice session-able pale ale. I'll be drinking more.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 00:37:56 | More by u2carew
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-24-2014 01:47:46 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange copper pale ale with a bright white head fine lively white bubbled head...Aroma has citrus lemon/lime malts with a fine biscuit note. The flavor is light hops and malts together a hint of citrus pith with lemony hops goes great with a light biscuit malt character. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied overall very dull and straight forward. Again the light bodied malt makes up for the hops being so easy going, it allows them to shine.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:33:48 | More by WVbeergeek
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DAS30

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-16-2014 18:16:54 | More by DAS30
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bigd84

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-15-2014 23:27:49 | More by bigd84
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-15-2014 23:08:56 | More by Texasfan549
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-15-2014 19:51:37 | More by JGLittle
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utopiajane

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy and murky with plenty of floaties. When heald to the natural light it's a dirty orange. When held to the light in the room it's a softer and more attractive pastel orange. Fat ehad of off white foam that lasted. Nose is a hop bomb. Fruity, floral, grapefruit rind and the zest of other citrus fruits with tropical backnotes. A light sweetness form malt emerges as it warms. A bit of nuttiness or bread. Taste is wonderful. This beer has everything an IPA has except for the abv and the pine. The earthy grapefruit rind is the centerpiece with tropical fruit notes softly behind. The citrus is all over this beer but not obtrusively. It's juicy. The malt is a bit breaddy with a bit of nuttiness. This drinks well and offers a good mouthfeel for a low abv. The hop bitter is not too strong and this finishes dry, then not dry, then dry. I think it dries out mostly in the end to leave that earthy grapefruit rind behind.

The only thing is do not let this warm too much as it becomes sour and loses some body.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 16:26:36 | More by utopiajane
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-07-2014 21:05:42 | More by rorjets
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Gfunk

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-06-2014 15:21:04 | More by Gfunk
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-03-2014 15:18:02 | More by liquorpig
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-03-2014 02:21:30 | More by JohnParadee
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-02-2014 17:39:22 | More by Ewhite2121
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CharlesTDabkowski

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-28-2014 21:56:55 | More by CharlesTDabkowski
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-28-2014 04:20:26 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

*12 Oz. Bottle* I am all about refreshing hoppy ales. This one is no exception. its a little rough around the edges but that's only because this is pretty old in the "Pale Ale" category. The beer looks chunky, you know sediment that is active all over my glass. I don't mind that at all. The body is golden straw/light amber, with a small white head. Lets smell this little guy. Main aroma is that of citrus mainly grapefruit peel. There is hints of cut grass with bread malts with mild earth. Smells hoppy lets see how this tastes. This is hoppy. Mainly citrus driven with hints of lavender and cut grass. The finish is pretty refreshing with a subtle amount of bitterness. The feel on this beer is very light on the palate with heavy carbonation.

Overall: I like session brews. This one is a very good example for what a Hoppy Session Ale can be. I believe there could be a little bit more body to the beer to be excellent. The flavors are on point. This is refreshing, hoppy, flavorful and below 5%! This is a good Baseball beer. I could drink this and not get tired out while watching a sporting event. This brew is worthy!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 00:13:58 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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tsp247

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-26-2014 22:01:25 | More by tsp247
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-24-2014 13:40:25 | More by jjd315
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-22-2014 03:05:59 | More by yuenglingade
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2014 17:57:42 | More by tenacioustomato
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msondel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2014 00:39:41 | More by msondel
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A copper/orange pour with a finger + of white fluffy head, nice lacing left behind. A grassy hop profile up front, pine, soapy, grapefruit citrus.
The flavor is bready up front, subtle caramel, lots of nice piney/grapefruit hops. Light medium body with high carbonation. A pretty delicious beer for being this light and from an overall "average brewery".

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:54:05 | More by facundoCNB
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josephmullett

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-16-2014 21:43:36 | More by josephmullett
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CSeavey64

Maine

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-15-2014 00:21:14 | More by CSeavey64
Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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