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

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

721 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7%
Wants: 141
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
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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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-02-2013 12:35:28 | More by NHbeerfishing
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mecmd

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-02-2013 04:22:28 | More by mecmd
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-02-2013 03:54:50 | More by pjs234
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-02-2013 03:43:32 | More by BRYeleJR
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Sesmu

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So much hype about this beer. And it's no wonder, it's not often that Lawson's creations are more or less easily accessible outside of Vermont.

A: Hazy, murky golden/yellow. Looks "unfiltered".

S: It smells bitter. Kind of dank/dark bitterness. Grassy or something herbal, citrus rind, perhaps even grapefruit rind.

T/M: Again, tastes bitter. Bitter grapefruit/grapefruit rind, a little grassy. Dank/dark bitterness, but not abrasive. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is quite nice for IPA, actually. Although it seems to be lacking in malt character, or maybe it's simply hidden... or overwhelmed by bitterness. The finish, however, is a bit short on flavor; all that lingers is bitterness.

O: I like it. A very nice IPA. But it feels like it has fallen a little short of its potential. It seems like it's going to be great: going.., going.., but doesn't quite reach it and remains "just" really good. I also remember that my first impression of Lawson's Double Sunshine was greater than of this one. Not that it's something demeaning, just an observation. But I would definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 02:52:38 | More by Sesmu
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Lawsons snifter. The brew pours a golden copper color that is quite hazed. A yellowish creamy tan cap rests atop with a half finger that holds from rising bubbles. Some patchy strings of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma is hoppy and zesty with herbal pith and rindy elements that are somewhat fruity and very pulpy like grapefruit. Somewhat grassy, dank and catty with a little bit of alcohol character poking through.

The flavor is quite bitter and rindy like grapefruit juice/zest with a little bit of mandrin aspect. Fruity herbal character with zest, pulp and rinds blending into a catty aspect and pine/grass. Little to no grain backing but what is present is lightly dusty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not a bad brew but honestly for being "this" fresh, I was expecting a little more. Having drank quite a bit of olaver's brews this has a familiarity about it and the Lawson's influence seems lost if that makes any sense. Worth seeking out but nothing crazy.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:37:26 | More by stakem
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MrDave

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-02-2013 01:12:09 | More by MrDave
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bt931912

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-02-2013 00:35:39 | More by bt931912
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-01-2013 17:28:30 | More by irv2424
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willpots

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great beer overall. Definitely one of the best to come out of Vermont that I've tasted. Similar to Heady Topper, but doesn't have the same fruity aftertastes. Slightly more piney and hoppy.

As far as I'm concerned, this one is right up there with Heady Topper and is currently on my "favorite beers" list.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 03:46:50 | More by willpots
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to millerbuffoon for this.

A - Pours a medium hazy, copper gold color with a minimal head, the beer clears as it warms up.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, and cat pee with no alcohol aroma whatsoever.

T - Really outstanding with a dominating resiny presence from start to finish: pine, tangerine, red grapefruit, mangos, and some oranges with a subtle malt base underneath. Hop resin from start to finish with a nice pine/citrus bitter lingering bite to finish but perfectly balanced from the start and through the middle. When the hops eventually die down on the palate your mouth is left with a resiny coating of orange/tangerine with light grapefruit and it lingers for a good long time.

M - Thick, medium body that's borderline chewy for a D-IPA.

O - Taste more than makes up for the not so stellar aroma, I'm not into cat pee. Very much a big IPA from the Northeast with a lot of character similar to Lawsons, Hill Farmstead, or a Heady, kudos to Otter Creek on this recipe collaboration as well. This beer reminds me of Double Sunshine for some reason...(go figure)... Very East Coast and very delicious. This beer is all about the resiny hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:52:13 | More by jzeilinger
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-01-2013 01:39:50 | More by bccrosley
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-01-2013 00:48:41 | More by bootdown21
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DrewGingras

Vermont

5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-30-2013 19:34:50 | More by DrewGingras
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-30-2013 19:10:26 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-30-2013 18:45:14 | More by CTJman
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 21:42:54 | More by ThatCracker
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 20:10:36 | More by Knapp85
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jbeervt

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-29-2013 19:16:13 | More by jbeervt
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 18:51:18 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-29-2013 18:16:02 | More by Ajlvt
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bsm789

Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into Lagunitas mason jar glass.

A- Hazy and orange with about a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Looks like most good unfiltered DIPA's.

S- Resinous and hoppy with a good amount of fruitiness in there. Not quite as strong as Heady or Double Sunshine, but still quite good.

T- Wow, really bitter. Grapefruit and tangerine with a lot of pine. Awesome stuff.

M- Nice level of carbonation, maybe a little thinner than other DIPAs but still thick enough to cover the palate with sticky hop goodness.

O- Awesome beer, and definitely one of the best collab's I've had. Props to Mike and Sean.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 04:50:26 | More by bsm789
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

09-29-2013 02:51:11 | More by djrn2
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-29-2013 02:50:59 | More by Thishops4u
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. Classic cloudy honey-orangey color of many great DIPAs that marvelously glows in the light, but slightly darker in color when compared to the double sunshine, hill farmstead or heady brews. Smells is dominantly citrusy- grapefruit, tangerine and orange while there is mild piney resinous undertone and you can barely smell the alcohol. Well the taste is just as the smell would indicate- citrusy fruits to the front grapefruit, tangerine and a more subtle orange with the piney resinous and earthy hop elements to the background but definitely still there. I love the fact that the malt takes a back seat here but is well balanced throughout and just offsets the bitter hops but this by no means an overly bitter brew- just right in terms of letting the citrus stand out. I would rate this DD IPA just under the double sunshine, but it certainly stacks up well, almost reminds me of SS #5 a bit. I must say it is WAY BETTER than anything otter creek has ever brewed- likely a massive thanks goes out to Sean on this one. I hope OCB has taken something away from this colab experience because I cant say I have ever been impressed with any of their beers, but this one hell of an exception. Get this if you can!!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:35:55 | More by 80x2HopHead
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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