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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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1,055 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 171
Gots: 132 | FT: 11
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mtbdonn, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of xVERITAS
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
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
Photo of scoot64
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

scoot64, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

erha2, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

darcange, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

tbone1384, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of mikecharley
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mikecharley, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

davet100, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

wolf_switzer, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Skrypt
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Skrypt, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Quafftastic, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Eazy28
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Eazy28, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a beautiful heavily hazed golden orange in my Hill Farmstead wine style glass resulting in a gorgeous finger of tan/tint of orange head. Great retention and fantastic lacing. Cannot see through this thing at all. Looks so inviting

S - Tons of grapefruit, lemon, mango, citrusy hops. Mildly resionous with aromas of rind/slight spice.

T - Not over the top bitter but a very nice bitter kick initially followed immediately by orange and grapefruit, then shortly after comes the sweeter fruits like mango and pineapple. Bitterness returns with avengence and the finish and is near perfectly balances with the sweet citrusy qualities. Finish and aftertaste is resinously bitter with mild sweet citrus notes.

M - medium bodied, relatively speaking it is somewhat heavy on the tongue. Solid but mild carbonation, bitterness and flavor profile combine with feel to make this fantastically drinkable.

O - Breaking down categorical observations individually leads to this beer getting 9/10 scores plus across the board, but altogether and when stepping back and rating this beer I need to give it a bump to a strong 4.75 overall. This is absolutely fantastic, I wonder how much of a roll Otter Creek had in crafting this gem.

MacQ32, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brilliantly soft orange brew, slightly cloudy and unfiltered-looking, but more or less translucent. Small head from a gentle pour, maybe 1/2 finger, which quickly fades to a thin pure white line. Decent lacing.

Strong tropical hops through the nose, as well as citrus; strongest note is mango. Not particularly sharp hop notes, just strong and sweet.

Tropical hop bomb with mango flavors most prevalent, just as in the nose. I get absolutely no malt specifics, yet the backbone is just enough to keep the hops flowing in perfect balance.

Lovely mouthfeel; slight carbonation sting, very lively, medium to medium-light, low astringency, and most importantly, none of the all-too-typical DIPA syrupy feel.

This is an absolutely incredible beer, among the best DIPAs I've ever had. It's different from HT and PTE, without a doubt,

Originally tried on tap at Parker Pie in VT; review is from a bottle via Malted Barley in RI.

Roguer, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

mikeincharleston, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Double Dose pours a hazy orange/yellow into the glass with a small, creamy white head on top. The foam fades away quickly leaving behind some spotted lace.

The strong aroma is loaded with piney hops, orange citrus. tropical fruit and caramel sweetness.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth, slightly chewy with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with orange and grapefruit citrus, pine and tropical fruit. It finishes with some bready malt sweetness and grassy hop bitterness. Once gone the bitterness, citrus and tropical fruit lingers on the palate.

This is yet another delicious IPA from the state of Vermont. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that more will be made soon.

WanderingFool, Nov 01, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

beautiful faintly hazed orange glow with a bright white sticky head. Huge tropical fruit nose. lots of papaya and melon with hints of pineapple.

Wow, this is an amazing beer. Medium yet full bodied, simple, well blended concise flavors that all work together. Bitterness throughout, hoppy resin, tropical fruits like those found on the nose, bold bitterness but semi-sweet malts balance it well. a little syrupy but not overwhelmingly so, incredibly smooth, bitterness is clean. Bright hop flavors carried by enough of a malt body to balance everything and carry the hop flavor over the gonue and down the throat. Not a whiff of detectable alcohol. Wow, really really good! Otter creek's best offering yet for sure. Great clean lingering fruit flavors. So resinous and bright tasting and so smooth. I love it.

jtierney89, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Zimm, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jjcote, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

tut2528, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BoOmerG, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 09/20/13 and consumed fairly fresh on 10/27/13.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Opaque bright cloudy orange colour with one finger of off-white head.

S - A massive fresh hop aroma bursting with tropical fruit, pine and citrus notes. There is mango, pineapple, guava an peach notes specifically coming through.

T - Bitter up front with tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple and guava notes all coming to the forefront with a touch of pine also present. The malt bill adds just the slightest caramel sweetness. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 31, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.15.13
Bottled 092013

A - Pours a cloudy, darker orange with a small light tan head with good retention.

S - Lots of grapefruit and orange.

T - Grapefruit, orange peel, tropical and nice.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice citrus fruit dominates this lovely IPA.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

user785335, Oct 31, 2013
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
97 out of 100 based on 1,055 ratings.