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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
97
world-class

1,245 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,245
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 179
Gots: 154 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle. Sent to me as an extra by Mr. angrybabboon. This is going to be the closest I'll get to trying something with Lawson's name on it.

Amber orange in color, with a good 2 finger tall frothy head and lots of cloudiness that dissipates into the glass when the dregs are poured in. Solid carbonation and head retention. Looks juicy and oily.

Smells great - up there with anything excellent I've had the opportunity to try from Vermont. There's a sharp citrus profile that dominates the flavor at first, emitting tons of fruity and floral notes. Grapefruit, limes, tangerines, pineapple, and peaches. Notes of rose hips and lavender at the finish, with notes of green pepper. Finishes with a brief sweet toffee note that rounds things off. Very diverse, fun stuff.

Wow, the flavor really caught me by surprise - I did not expect this to be as bitter, resinous, and fruity as it is, but if this is how Lawson's offerings taste, sign me up!! At first, there's this pine/grapefruit combo from the hops that would otherwise make this taste like any average West Coast DIPA, but then things turn for the better. Tropical notes of pineapple and mango, as well as stone fruit (mainly peaches - my favorite) melt in the mouth after each sip, alongside a dried, extremely bitter yet oily finish that melds well with a toasted toffee note. Quite bitter, in the same vein of, say, Fat Head's Headhunter IPA, but far more comforting to sip on given the thickness of the beer in light of the bottle conditioning. Well carbonated. Wet overall, but the middle is intensely dry and resinous. No alcohol burn whatsoever here. Finishes with a palate cleansing sensation that prepares you for the next sip. Wonderful!

I had heard this was good, and if this bottle is (according to my source) 2 months old and drinking this well, I can only imagine how this is fresh. This is one of the most memorable collaborations I've had to date, and while most stuff I've had from Otter Creek was decent at best, Lawson seemed to have pumped magic into this brew. It's not life-changing, but not every great beer needs to be - it's a remarkable example of style, and definitely one I'd be happy to have again whenever the mood struck.

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Yowza. I stumbled across this very pleasant surprise in an unlikely hole in the wall. They had no idea what it was, or why/how they secured it. Lucky me. This DIPA is as close to perfection as I could possibly imagine. Beautiful orange glow, sleight head, lots of tiny bubbles. Good if minimal lacing throughout. Incredible nose of piney floral grapefruit, luscious mouthfeel, and charming malts which more than balance/hide the alcohol. So easy and pleasant to drink. If I have to die by drowning, I hope they drown me with this. It's absolutely incredible all the way across the board.

Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
97 out of 100 based on 1,245 ratings.