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

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world-class

713 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 136
Gots: 39 | 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)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

09-29-2013 02:51:11 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21%

11-06-2013 21:23:10 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

11-14-2013 00:02:19 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

09-27-2013 20:02:20 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-10-2013 00:48:04 | More by kjkinsey
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

10-13-2013 16:28:12 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-10-2013 00:10:02 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.7%

04-20-2014 21:30:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 20:10:36 | More by Knapp85
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong citrus and caramel sweetness. The hops bitterness however maintains its strength rather continuously. The malt character is hearty and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style. This is an excellent 2IPA to drink for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:22:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-13-2013 19:13:41 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-25-2014 16:05:34 | More by Jason
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this bottle at Warwick enjoyed chilled in a pint glass

The color is slightly dark golden amber with hazed look and thick band of ecru with fine bead, lace clings to the glass. The smell is excellent, lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a mild herbal compliment in the hop esters. The alcohol is very well hidden in the aroma. The feel is great, juicy and resinous with citrus tanginess and moderate bitterness with moderate carbonation level and low alcohol influence on the palate with mild sweetness.

The flavor is great, lots of hops in the taste which starts with mango and some sweet grapefruit flesh moving toward a pineapple aspect in the mid taste with some gentle grassy tinges and citrus rind flavor toward the last sip with no alcohol detectable and very low sweetness. The overall result for me is a top notch Imperial IPA because it focuses on the hop flavor without just making a very bitter beer. The taste of the hops used contributes a fresh quality without much in the way of astringency, smooth bitterness with mild alcohol =a very drinkable Imperial IPA, I don't care if it decimates my palate this is my kind of agressively hopped ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 18:02:52 | More by Slatetank
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For some reason, I passed on this when I saw it in VT, but I was able to pick up a bottle at Pin's when I came back home.

Golden-amber pour into a Lawson's pils glass, hazy, with a rocky white head that sank to a thick ringlet and held there, lacing the glass slightly. Zesty citrus aroma, fresh and crisp, backed by a solid malt base. The taste was a bit lacking in comparison to the nose, but still good of course. Pithy hops, ample bitterness, not as fresh as the aroma led me to believe, light ammonia, some chewy pale malts bringing in a caramel sweetness. Medium body, middle of the road carbonation. Good overall.

Really it came off exactly as I'd expect from a collab between these two breweries, accurately melding the elements I'd expect from each. Love the bottle artwork too, so that one's staying in the graveyard.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 02:36:23 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 11/18/13 notes. Had 2 - 8oz. pours of this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES.

a - Pours a hazy, bright orange-yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, pine hops, floral hops, bread, wheat, and very light tropical fruits in the end. Lots of citrus, quite nice.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, tropical fruits, floral hops, fruity malts, and light resin. Little bit hoppier than the nose and more tropical fruits, a slight step up for me here.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is pretty smooth and creamy with no bitterness to it. Nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good and very drinkable DIPA; no bitterness and didn't feel 8.5% ABV at all. Lots of citrus throughout it with awesome tropical fruits in the taste as well. Well worth checking out, hope they make it again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 14:59:35 | More by mdfb79
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-10-2013 04:02:06 | More by oline73
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours thick and leaves a very modest head. It settles very quickly to rim bubbles. Some spotty lace. Orange gold color with a bit of haze.

Strong grapefruit rind to the nose. No malt base, this is all hop--a bit of pine, too.

Short lived malt start. Strong bittering flavor dominates throughout, lasting long after the swallow. Lots of black pepper in the finish. This is one of This is perhaps the richest IPA I've ever had. The carbonation is decent and there's no sweetness from residual sugars.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 18:30:25 | More by smcolw
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2013 02:13:57 | More by mendvicdog
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-28-2013 10:08:59 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

10-26-2013 16:25:48 | More by weeare138
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-04-2013 13:57:40 | More by yourefragile
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Billolick

New York

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:14:12 | More by Billolick
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-07-2013 22:29:24 | More by oriolesfan4
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Lawsons snifter. The brew pours a golden copper color that is quite hazed. A yellowish creamy tan cap rests atop with a half finger that holds from rising bubbles. Some patchy strings of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma is hoppy and zesty with herbal pith and rindy elements that are somewhat fruity and very pulpy like grapefruit. Somewhat grassy, dank and catty with a little bit of alcohol character poking through.

The flavor is quite bitter and rindy like grapefruit juice/zest with a little bit of mandrin aspect. Fruity herbal character with zest, pulp and rinds blending into a catty aspect and pine/grass. Little to no grain backing but what is present is lightly dusty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not a bad brew but honestly for being "this" fresh, I was expecting a little more. Having drank quite a bit of olaver's brews this has a familiarity about it and the Lawson's influence seems lost if that makes any sense. Worth seeking out but nothing crazy.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:37:26 | More by stakem
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2013 12:52:42 | More by InspectorBob
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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
98 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.