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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPAOtter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

748 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 153
Gots: 49 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. Consumed on 9/09 and 9/10.

A - Bright peach in color. Minor amount of sediment in bottom of bottle, but never made it to the glass. Had to hold bottle upside down for a little while for any sediment to leave bottle. Clear/no cloudiness. Medium irregular lacing.

S - Fragrant. Mango, papaya, peach, and apricot. Classic tropical fruit IPA smell. Somewhat boozy.

T - Mandarin orange/orange, lemon, pear, with a tart lemon-orange on side of tongue and a grapefruit rind finish.

M - Tingling on tongue and refreshing. Light bodied.

O - I have to say I am somewhat disappointed, but take that statement with a grain of salt... I read the initial reviews and noticed that it was a Lawson collaboration. The local bottle shop tweeted out that they had it in stock, so a friend and I made the immediate trip to purchase some. Read more reviews and comparisons at some level were made with HT. Excited. Lots of enthusiasm to try...

Cracked two first night and decided to give it another try with two more on the 2nd night, secretly hoping that it would be better the second time around.

Bottom line is that it is very good, but not what the initial reviews said in my opinion. It's so close to being phenomenal, but misses the mark. Has good taste, but does not mask the high ABV. The density or body of this beer is also somewhat lacking... to lightly bodied for such a big beer.

Duane_Opfer, Oct 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Perfect hoppy flavor. A bit pricy at $15 a 4-pack. But certainly a treat to drink.

CHR1S, Saturday at 10:43 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Schlais, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of xVERITAS
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First of all, outstanding beer. This was my first time having it, and I told my girlfriend immediately that it might be one of my favorite IPAs.

It pours a murky orange color. I always tilt pour, so "heads" don't exist for me. This has a very unique hop bitterness to it. Like a tangy zest rather than a harsh bite. It reminded me of a milder ENjoy By.

Very smooth drinking. Solid quality from smell, to sip, to swallow. Very enjoyable and highly recommended

xVERITAS, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

SkiBum22, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

SunDevilBeer, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

cincysig, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

JakerLou, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Jason, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info

Pours clouded lighter amber, moderate light khaki head, that leaves scattered bits and some fields of lacing.

Pungent and fresh smelling hopped up nose.

Densely flavorful and fully hopped brew. Hops are minty, earthy and citric.

Super easy drinking and hugely enjoyable. Something about certain IPA's from Vermont and the hop characteristics that are achieved. Well done. Hope to see more of this distributed to my local spots

Billolick, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

codysjb, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

tripelz, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

WeymouthMike, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

bpfrush, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

doremite, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

williamjbauer, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

jtladner, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Bizoneill, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of FloppyTopper
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As a big fan of Lawson's and one who enjoys Otter Creek's offerings as a solid mid-size well distributed beer, I was very excited to try this. Picked up a four pack in SVT and poured into a tulip. I've had many of Lawson's offerings and was curious how this might stack up.

Color is beautiful. Copper and glowing orange. Nice head and lacing. Not as hazy as other VT DIPAs. The color is what you'd expect from Mr Lawson.

The nose is very fine. I would say it is similar to Double Sunshine with a little less tropical fruity smell, more grassy and a bit more alcohol nose to it (it is a higher alcohol DIPA). You're not getting the amazing nose like Topper or Farmstead stuff, but nonetheless this is very good.

A very smooth and sweet taste with lots of layered hop flavors. There is a lot going on here. The mix of yeasts is evident. Yup, winner here. This is a fine brew.

After the color, smell, and taste, I find many similarities with Double Sunshine. It is very close to it - its got like 90% of DS's qualities. Not as good, but close. This beer might be a touch better if it were at the standard 8%. I find it just a bit on the boozy side. This is without a doubt worth picking up. If I were to stack this up with Lawson's IPA-ish offerings, it would be in the top 3. A fantastic brew!

FloppyTopper, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Beer21, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

johnyb, Jan 13, 2014
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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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