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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,028 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 125 | FT: 10
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  rDev -8.9%

nrs207, Oct 27, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

nosavingsaccount, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

loupap, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

2dogbrew, Oct 27, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Cloudy copper color that came with a nice 2 finger head and excellent lacing.

S: Phenomenal smell. That top-notch flavor that is the sign of a world-class IPA.

T: PINE! Gives you great breath. It is almost cooling. Weird pine profile.

M: Extremely smooth with almost no bubbles (prickly or coarse). No carb felt.

O: The only thing that I can think of that might improve this, would be just a hint of carb or mouthfeel.

gillagorilla, Oct 26, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my nifty Fiddlehead “can glass”; bottling date of September 20, 2013 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder (“092013 3792/96M”), making this just over two weeks old at the time of consumption.

Appearance (4.5): Two fingers of cream-colored head rise off of the pour, fizzling down slowly over a glowing, hazy, honey-orange body (which looks about damn near perfect, in my book). The retention is fine, but whaaat is up with this lacing?! It’s almost a solid sheet all the way around the glass. This is insane.

Smell (4.75): Very pungent passionfruit, kiwi, dank herb, resin, ripe pineapple . . . some herbal, minty spice, and a seriously well-placed limeade aroma. Limeade. Good lord this is fantastic. Malt? Booze? Yeast? Who cares. The hops are so well done here, everything else is an afterthought, and not in a disappointing way.

Taste (4.5): Holy balls. Red grapefruit juice bitterness leads the way, accompanied by a sharp, minty spice and bite. Grapefruit flesh, earthy herbs and tobacco . . . a long, lingering lime juice bitterness that doesn’t disappear. No booze. Outstanding—strongly bitter, but balanced by fresh-baked white bread and a tiny bit of honey; or, bundt cake with lemon icing. Man oh man this DIPA is not messing around.

Mouthfeel (4.75): So easy to drink, and nowhere near its size: spicy, tingling carbonation covers all surfaces, foams moderately with a soft feel, dries out evenly and pleasantly thanks to hop oils booze, and a medium-weight body. Absurdly easy to put this one back.

Overall (4.5): Just an outstanding DIPA in all regards. Absolutely excellent. I was underwhelmed by the head, when all is said and done, but the lacing more than made up for it. This is an outstanding example of the style for lovers of both the new school and the old school of pale, hoppy, American hopbombs, but not for the faint of heart. This bitch is bitter. It just happens that there’s so much else going on here and it’s all so well done, that it’d be hard for anyone to put this beer down. Excellent job, you guys.

fmccormi, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

hikeeba, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

bonez05404, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

calcnerd, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

weeare138, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RussBeercier, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

millionsuns, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

dsshuck, Oct 26, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

msween21, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Boston_Steve, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

gspeicher, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Bockerdoppel91, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dth4lf, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

petermethot, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jmmy3, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

guido19, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

beertardis, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

YalovaIA, Oct 25, 2013
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
97 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.