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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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750 Ratings

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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 152
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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

dcguitar, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

smcolw, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

scotorum, Oct 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

parris, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy amber with blonde highlights and a huge white head into my glass. I've been looking forward to this collaboration.

Freshly-cut grass interspersed with mango and pine. Those familiar with Lawson's excellent offerings will enjoy this.

Light and crisp mango bite upfront with plenty of hop bitterness to appease the palate. Tasty and unique.

Alcohol is well-hidden, which could tempt one to quaff this down. Bitterness coats the tongue and it burns slightly going down.

A great beer that represents the best of both Gerhart and Lawson's respective brewing talents. I believe that it would give Heady Topper a run for its' money, especially in can form. Get this while you can!

Brad007, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

erlenmeyer, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Horbar, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Jacob007
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Jacob007, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Basshooker, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

judkinst, Oct 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

jwps214, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

paresis, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Mess, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

mendvicdog, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

brandonld23, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

garrisonp, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

DerekMorgan, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Another stunning and fresh Vermont DIPA, many thanks to mtomlins.

Bottle pours a hazy orange colour with a respectable white head. Jaw-dropping aroma is a cornucopia of hop-forward delights: resin, pine, tropical fruit and citrus all bring the best of each "c" and other hop in this blend. The flavour is a well balanced blend of grainy malt sweetness and awesome hop bitterness, with a surprising depth and breadth of hop portfolio; lots of tropical fruit and grapefruit.

Wanted a fresh palate but am saddened to have chosen this as the first beer of the night, as there will likely be no comparison with the second!

hopsolutely, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

1Sundown2C, Oct 05, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Made the voyage down to Middlebury for the release of Double Dose. Didn't see Sean Lawson there, though.

A: Beautiful, semi-cloudy orange. Close to perfect and very inviting.

S: Citrus hops overwhelm.

T: Like some others have said, this here is just about 80% Double Sunshine. Very fruity hops--although less mango and grapefruit and more apricot. Great.

M: Full and supple.

O: Definitely worth a try. Although, at the pricetag I've been seeing around Burlington, Vt., of $15/4-pk of 12oz. bottles, my first 4-pack may be my last. Try it on tap while it's around. It's a great thing that such a great Lawson's-esque beer can make such a wide distribution around the area.

BTVflatlander, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

ms11781, Oct 04, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this one just hit town this week and i heard good things so nabbed some...enjoyed from a lawson's snifter.

a - brew poured a murky orange. thin fizzy head that didn't last long but wasn't gone immediately. spotty and streaky lacing left on the glass.

s - yowza...this one has lawson's written all over it. great, dank hops. grapefruit and other tropical fruit notes. sticky, sweaty, resiny.

t - for as good as this one smells, it tastes 10 times better. an immaculate ipa. everything in the right place with great dank hops. really fresh...really dank...really resinous. big grapefruit and citric notes.

m - full bodied ipa, but super easy drinker. just the right amount of bitterness dialed in.

o - overall, vermont ipa at its finest. i'm extremely impressed with this beer and super excited to have a bunch more bottles, but i am sure they won't last long.

cosmicevan, Oct 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

yourefragile, Oct 04, 2013
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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