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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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Reviews: 143
Hads: 1,355
Avg: 4.35
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 273
Gots: 193 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013

The Green Mountain landscape is dotted with breweries that have established Vermont as one of the premier beer destinations in the World. We pack a lot into our little state— abundant local foods, great music, natural beauty and amazing beer. Vermonters know the finest things in life are best enjoyed with good buds. Friends and brewers Sean Lawson and Mike Gerhart have teamed up to create a beer that features the best qualities of each brewery.
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Photo of ArrogantB
3.38/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, big thanks to Mike for sending me this. Initial aromas off the bottle were cat pee, pepper, not bad actually. This shit is spicy! Appearance is hazy orange, decent head, lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma from the glass is oranges and black pepper. Flavor is bitter, alcohol, plastic, pepper, not bad but the smell is better.

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Photo of mrz200
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first beer of any kind from Lawson's. Have had a half dozen Heady Topper's in the past few months.
Rich orange in color, with little head.
Nose is lovely. Exactly what I want it to be.
This an excellent DIPA, but make no mistake its a DIPA. It might be a little bolder tasting on all levels than HT - the citrus, the hops - but also the alcohol so it's not necessarily better.
I had this right out of the fridge in a chilled glass. Went down very fast and smooth, but the bitterness and alcohol flavors increase with temperature. There's so much other stuff going on that this isn't a big deal, this beer is pretty damn close to 5's across the board.
Paid 24$ for 4 pack in North Andover MA. Still cheaper than driving to VT..but just barely!

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a DC Brau can glass. Bottled 9/20/13.

A - Pours a murky golden orange with about a finger of long lasting off-white head. Leaves a patchy lacing on the interior walls of the glass.

S - Awesome aroma full of dank grapefruit and tropical hops. Some sweet malty components, similar to caramel. Loaded with orange, guava, mango, and lime zest. Undoubtedly one of the best smelling IPAs I have ever sniffed.

T - Lives up to the lofty expectations that the aroma set. Juicy tropical fruit and grapefruit bursts on the tongue from the start. A little bit piney on the finish, but cleans itself up with more citrus fruit. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M - Lively carbonation and a medium, slick body.

O - I was surprised to see this one at my local store. This was my first ever Lawson's liquid, even if it was a collaboration. It is hard to believe they managed to squeeze so much citrus and tropical hop flavor into this beer. It remains dangerously drinkable despite the intense flavor. Smoother and cleaner than similar hop bombs. It isn't a Heady Topper slayer to me, but it isn't far off either. I think it is good enough to justify the price tag ($16/4pack) as a one time expense. Grab it if you can get it.

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Photo of Bjorn2bWild
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was excited to see this Lawson's collabo in my local store. This one did not dissappoint amazing aroma that was followed by even better flavor. This beer is delicious.

I agree that this beer is similar to a heady topper but it is more smooth the whole way threw where as a heady hits you in the face with bitter to start.

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Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Just released last week.

A: Pours a hazy orange. Very large and frothy light tan pour. Amazing head retention. Moderate but thick swatches of lacing across the glass.

S: Not nearly as hop-bomby as I was expecting. Tropical fruits backed with tons of caramel sweetness. Lots of orange. Pungent, sharp hop aroma regardless.

T: Yup, lots of tropical fruit up front. LOTS of them. Tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango. Spicy pine and a bit of garlic/onion too. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma betrayed. Only a mild crackery malt that's largely blasted by a wave of bitterness on the back end. No alcohol.

M: Medium bodied, bitter and drying.

O: Nice citra (I assume) hop bomb. Surprisingly well balanced but still a hop bomb (if that makes any sense). It's good but comparing it to HT is silly at this point.

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Photo of dar482
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a beautiful hazy golden orange color. A bright brilliant color.

The aroma is huge of bright tropical fruit, mango, apricot, pineapple along with fresh grapefruit. It's extremely hoppy along with deep garlic and onion inside.

The flavor follows with a orange, grapefruit, citrus note and then there's also some floral notes. There's a gentle crackery light malt character then it rolls into pine and then a rolling grapefruit pith bitterness. It's an extremely hoppy beer with a light malt backbone.

The beer drinks extremely light and easy with tons of complex flavors. The alcohol is absolutely hidden and it does not taste like a DIPA. I would draw comparisons between this and Heady and I never say that.

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Photo of Duane_Opfer
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA. Very excited to try this one.

A- Pours a hazy, unfiltered, golden orange body with a 2 finger white head that reduces at a medium rate and leaves some spotty lacing. Just what like to see in a DIPA, raw and fresh.

S- Now THIS is what a DIPA should smell like!!! How can I put this into words.. HUGE tropical, grapefruit, mango, fresh pineapple aromas, subtle but fresh pine and citrus zest in the background. Perfect. Just perfect.

T- Starts off with huge tropical notes.. fresh mango, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus.. the finish is nice and piney, resinous, and leaves a bitter taste on the tongue. Just amazing.

M- Light for a DIPA, refreshing and crisp.

Very, very nicely done. Beats out Pliny, Sucks, Ruinten, Enjoy By by a longshot. Worth the pricetag.

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Photo of Kendo
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 9/20/13, consumed on 10/10/13, making this one less than 3 weeks old.

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orange with nothing more than a small whitish head that's gone quickly. Leaves some splotches of lace on the glass.

S: Predominantly grapefruit - pith, rind and peel - with a hint of grassiness.

T: Grapefruity citrus - again, pithy or rind-like - with some tangerine or orange. Also an herbal-like hoppiness at times, with a hint of pine at the finish, along with lemon zest. Heat from the 8.5% ABV is noted in the belly, but only as a drying element at the back of the palate. Lingering bitterness. Overall impression is of the citrusy bitterness, with grapefruit being the big star. Malt foundation is barely noticed; this drinks like a DIPA and wouldn't be confused with a Barleywine.

M: Medium-to-full-bodied with a modest amount of carbonation.

O: I like. Real bitter, with a modest ABV level for a DIPA, so the booze doesn't overwhelm.

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Photo of dsartwell72
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into an oversized snifter.

Appearance- Beautiful white head, perfect color with a beautiful orange hue. Hazy.

Aroma- Grapefruit, apricot, citrus, pine, fruity esters, orange, slight grass, and hints of lemon and lime.

Taste- Amazing in a word. I had a bottle of this last week and it was still a bit green. It's really come into its own now. Grapefruit and pine, slightly grassy. Finishes very dry. Nice malty taste at first then a balanced hoppy finish to leave you wanting more. Definitely some simcoe in here, possibly some galaxy as well. Very smooth for an 8.5% brew. Hell, smooth for any ABV.

Mouthfeel- Perfect carbonation level, 2.2-2.8 volumes. slightly viscous.

Overall - Solid brew, I think it was released slightly early. My first bottle had a lot of grassy notes that were undesirable. Definitely has lost that fresh dry hop flavor though, and mellowed into an amazing double IPA.

In a word, Amazing!


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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by mendvicdog. Thanks Pat.

The beer is golden with a mild haze, sporting a small, broken head. The aroma offers dank hops, citrus, alcohol. Mild alcohol presence. Hop forward with a touch of pine resin. Light to medium in body. Very good.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle form the Drinkery
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge frothy whit head that persists forever. Smells of pine and resin with hints of garlic and green onion and a faint bready crackery malt. Flavor is light alcohol with lots of resinous pine and dankness. Light bready malt is present but deep in the background hop bitterness is firm but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice brew I'm glad that I was able to luck into a bottle.

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Photo of Ysgard
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty damn good.

Pretty Orange, white head, reasonable lacing.

Pungent Heady Topper-lite aroma. Not as grassy, then again, I drank heady from the can, hard to judge.

Taste is again incredibly hop forward, with an oily vegetal hop flavor that is very reminiscent of heady from a glass. The bitterness is less than something like Headhunter, but very present. This one won't age well, nor will it have to. Lemon, mango, and a hint of Durian ;) Pine in reserve, and a nice solid maltiness.

Mouthfeel is well balanced, surprisingly drinkable.

Get it and drink it fast folks. Got it surprisingly sheap at 3.99 because my store thought it was unconscionable to let it sit at a higher price. Bottled 9/20/13

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Photo of thezach
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I hear this is supposed to be an approximation of Heady Topper. I'm happy to have had both in the past month and I think it's a fair comparison, unfair as it might be to try to compare the two.

Heady drinks completely differently out of the can and poured to a glass. Double Dose, on the other hand, I would never drink from the bottle, as too many of the aromatics would just be lost in the bottle. How it does drink, though, is daburn good (yea).

It's a hazy one, though I made little effort to prevent the yeast/hop resins from entering my glass, to be fair. I don't mind, however, why do we care so much about clarity anyway? It's a pretty orange color - I really like this one - and a ton of frothy head that settles to a lasting lace that sticks to the side of the glass.

Tons of juicy citrus and maybe some mango-pineapple tropical notes. Definitely a ton of orange oil (some say "citrus zest," and ostensibly I think we are pointing to the same note, which is "delicious") in the aroma.

Tastes damn good too. Very citrusy, but there is noticeable pine and a touch of maltiness in there too. I love the balance. It delivers on most of the nose, but adds a couple of layers to the experience here. Great mouthfeel too - good carbonation, not heavy and a pretty clean finish. There are some lingering flavors, but it doesn't bog down the palate like some 8.5% beers are prone to.

I love this, definitely a must-try. However, at $17 a four-pack (where I work), it's something I'll split with friends once. Heady Topper II? I don't know, but it IS damn good, and a reasonable approximation of that Heady style. Heady is only $12 per four-pack though, and those cans are pounders, but then again, it's not often that I find myself in VT, so I guess the choice is up to you, but I would like to see Otter Creek get this to a more reasonable price. Even $15 would be closer to the scope of reality.

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Photo of jegross2
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Double Dose IPA, a collaboration between Vermont breweries Lawson's Finest Liquids and Otter Creek Brewing.

Score: 93

Bottle 09/20/13. Served in a Doom faux-teku and enjoyed on 10/08/13.

Appearance: Pours a lovely orange color with a finger-plus of seafoamy cream-colored head that slowly settles to a thick ring around the glass and wispy coating. Awesome lacing, unreal retention. The residual head sticks to the side of the glass like white on rice. 5/5

Smell: Fresh and juicy citrus! Grapefruit, orange, pineapple and a hint of lemon zest too. Mild, but noticeably present, earthy green, slightly dank hops aroma. A little maltiness towards the end of the whiff. The nose is big on the juiciness. 4.5/5

Taste: Although a juicy tropical citrus flavors hit the tongue first, a strong, bitter pine flavor quickly creeps up and takes over, lingering in the finish. Bitter orange rind is the primary citrus character, but there's some pineapple juice juiciness present too. Tastes a lot hoppier/pine-ier and less juicy than the nose led on. Big, juicy malt backbone, overlaid with a bigger hops and citrus character. 4.25

Mouthfeel: Medium light bodied, good carbonation for the style and profile. Has a slightly biting bitterness that lingers and layers on the front half of the tongue. Very dry on the finish. High level of bitterness impedes the drinkability some. 4.25/5

Overall: Reminds me a lot of an Alpine IPA. Fans of bitter, west coast style IPA's will love this one. I enjoyed this one thoroughly, but would be hesitant to purchase more at a cost of $5 per bottle.

Cost: $20 for a four pack.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to newbrewbb for the opportunity to try this. 12oz. bottle served in my DFH chalice. Pours a dull orange hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a frothy, half-inch, bright white head. Head eventually dissipates into a bullseye dollop of foam with delicate strands of lacing coating the glass as the beer is enjoyed. Nose on this beer is fantastic! Tropical fruit notes (perhaps mango and papaya) as well as citrus rind towards the back. Taste follows nose; however, there is a slightly medicinal/piny bitterness evenly distributed through the flavor profile, making the flavor much less fruity than the nose suggests. I also get a slight spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a subtle acidity and a crisp, even carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid collaboration beer. Definitely something I would like to experience on-darft; however, not recommended for extended cellaring in my opinion. Drink this one fresh.

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Photo of Resuin
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Lawson's tulip. The bottle is dated 09/20/13 so it is just a couple weeks old.

Appearance: Pours a light amber/gold with a yellow hue. Fairly light for a DIPA of this strength. Leaves a finger of white head which lingers a bit.

Smell: Light orange, grapefruit, citrus, with a hint of pine. Lots of citrus in the aroma without much else. Not overwhelming though.

Taste: Matches the nose pretty well, and this one has a nice malt backbone to it. Very well balanced and tasty. Lots of citrus & mango and very smooth. Alcohol seems lower; to me this seems for like an IPA than a DIPA.

Mouth-feel: Creamy light to medium body with a medium amount of carbonation. The finish is extremely smooth.

Overall: A very drinkable citrus dominant IPA. The hops are well balanced with the malts, and this is very tasty and smooth. I could definitely see myself wanting to drink a 6-pack of this in a sitting, but it's ABV is deceptively high. This is a well crafted brew.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this and many other VT goodies during a very nice trip up there last weekend, and also got this bottle to take home thanks to Kimbo. The bottle date is 9/20/13.

Pours that neon hazy orange we've all come to expect out of our IPAs. A thin white head retains well and leaves some good lace. Smells of grapefruit, earth, weed, some tropical, some malt.

The smell is good, though sipping makes the nose feel really tame. Taste is an impeccable mixture of mango, grapefruit, earthiness, orange...general juicy citrus fruits all around. Excellent hop flavor that's well-balanced with biscuit malt and light sugar cookie sweetness. The mouthfeel shows off the malts as well, great creamy mouthfeel with maybe a bit of booze and low bitterness. Somewhat hefty.

It's getting hard not to give praise to VT IPAs nowadays. There is so much well-balanced tropical resin greatness coming out of the state, it all can blur together, sometimes reducing remarkable beers to rehashes. This one, however, does stick out as being one of the best of its kind. I for one am just stoked Otter Creek was involved.

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Photo of twizzard
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a hazy orange with a half inch white foam head....Terrific lacingAnother citrus bomb...grapefruit and lemon zest filled the room as soon as it was poured. Great mouth feel with a sweet malty finish. I was never a big fan of Otter Creek but this collaboration with Lawson's is top notch.

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Photo of Damian
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

The super cloudy, amber colored liquid was topped by a tight, frothy, two-finger, eggshell colored crown. Solid retention. Thick patches of lacing clung to the top portion of the glass. With time, the chill haze dissipated to reveal a nearly clear body.

The nose was amazingly hoppy, fragrant and dank with intense tropical fruit notes. Lots of mango and passion fruit. Strong peach notes as well. Touch of candied orange peel. A crisp yet subdued booziness was detectible as the beer warmed.

The flavor profile was ultra hoppy and bitter. Super catty, oily and resinous. There was a subtle caramel malt presence on the front end before the citrusy hops took over. Orange rind came through strong. The beer turned spicy in the center. Lots of dry, pithy grapefruit notes. Hints of lemon and lime were also perceivable. The super piney, resinous finish left an intense, lingering bitterness on my palate.

The mouthfeel was somewhat lighter bodied for the style, yet pillowy soft, creamy and smooth. A fine, mild carbonation gave the liquid a nice slickness.

While all of Lawson's hoppy beers I have had to date were rather intense, they each displayed some semblance of balance. This collaboration with Otter Creek however was a real palate destroyer. If the hop profile were tweaked so that the cattiness was dialed back a bit, this might become a much more more sessionable double IPA.

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Photo of Frost-Mountain-Brew
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mike and Sean cooked up something special with this one. It's a big beer (and pricey) with 8.5% and I believe 75 IBU. It has a nice body to it that some brewers are exploring with their double IPAs or imperial IPAs. I love the balance that malty-ness provides with the alcohol content and the hops. The mouthfeel is a typical stark IPA and misses the creaminess that I get from a Heady Topper, for those familiar. I do love these signature beers that Otter Creek has unleashed in the last year. The imperial stout was out of this world. I hope they push more extraordinary beers like both of these.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orange with a thick, quickly dissipating white head. Some lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and sticky pine resin. This is what a Double IPA should smell like! The taste is just as the smell indicated, lots of grapefruit and pine resin. Faint earthy notes. Balanced by a strong malt backbone, but it's the hops that take center stage in this beer! Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is textbook Double IPA. Pick this one up if you can find it.

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Photo of smcolw
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of scotorum
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Translucent amber with a huge white head which dissipated slowly to heavy surface foam and some spotty lacing.

s: Mild pine.

t: Light and clean immediately, followed by a sharp pine hop hit which lingers in the back of the throat and on the tongue. High ABV is well covered.

m: Light feel yet medium body, very smooth.

o: I may have been too anxious to try this, drank it before it was fully chilled. Not as bright and fruity as I remember my first taste of Double Sunshine at the Pig, but still an excellent DIPA which even warmish is wonderfully easy drinking. I'll try a fully chilled bottle tomorrow.

UPDATE 10/19: Oddly, the second one did not have quite as light a taste as the first. I did not think the hop profile came across as especially exceptional, so at this point I'm not inclined to improve the numbers I put up first time. Very good DIPA, but not one of the best IMO.

UPDATE 11/1: The third bottle was well chilled, powerfully resiny and enjoyable, thinking now my judgement after the second was too harsh. Better than merely very good. Lacing was extensive this time as well, same glass as used in the first tasting. Still not getting the citrus others have reported.

UPDATE 1/19/14: Knocked off the last bottle I had tonight and it was excellent. Two and a half months did not detract from what I wrote in the 11/1 update, in fact the pine aroma was stronger than merely "mild." Sad it's all gone, and of course we do not know if it will ever be made like this again. However, there are some other fine new NE IPAs and DIPAs out there, like Long Trail's Limbo, Shipyard's Black and OC's Kind Ryed. And they are all more affordable than Double Dose was.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.82/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy orange-gold with a clumpy white head. Moderate retention. Nice notches of lacing with a moderate carbonation.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, resin, orange, mango, and peach. It's a crap load of hop depth. Slight bitterness. Straight up Lawson's influence. Malts are nice and bready with a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Some herbal notes. Relatively light malt backbone. Sweet hop. Even some floral notes mixed in there. Delightful, as to be expected.

Taste: Bitter pine needle gives way to juicy tropical fruit and crazy floral hops. Some lingering oily pine and a solid grapefruit flesh. A touch herbal. Malts are very lightly sweet with some biscuit and caramel notes. Perfume and flower petals. Lingering bitterness. Light, almost pale malt backbone. Mango and pineapple in abundance. Decidedly bitter and tropical.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish. Juicy up front.

Overall: Take 2 and call me in the morning.

Definitely follows the pedigree. Lawson's is tempered by the more balanced Otter Creek approach and it works. Not the most exciting take out there, but I wouldn't mind seeing it roll out in 4-packs forms time to time.

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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
96 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.