1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPAOtter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,183 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 175
Gots: 148 | FT: 11
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,183 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Chugs13
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

pagesofphotographs, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ShemRahBoo, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Saltee
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Saltee, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Brushkanna
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - cloudy orange & lacy looks great in the glass, and the label on the bottle is cool
S - hop heavy citrusy bold smell that is perfect
T - heavy hop grapefruit & strong long lasting on the tongue
M - full flavor hop citrus imperial is there but not hot with alcohol
O - This beer only needs to be more available, it is great all around, find it buy it drink it

Brushkanna, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

savagepm, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Skunkdrool
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Skunkdrool, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of amarkham
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

amarkham, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of jrjj211
4.25/5  rDev -3%

jrjj211, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

THECPJ, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 11/18/13 notes. Had 2 - 8oz. pours of this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES.

a - Pours a hazy, bright orange-yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, pine hops, floral hops, bread, wheat, and very light tropical fruits in the end. Lots of citrus, quite nice.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, tropical fruits, floral hops, fruity malts, and light resin. Little bit hoppier than the nose and more tropical fruits, a slight step up for me here.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is pretty smooth and creamy with no bitterness to it. Nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good and very drinkable DIPA; no bitterness and didn't feel 8.5% ABV at all. Lots of citrus throughout it with awesome tropical fruits in the taste as well. Well worth checking out, hope they make it again.

mdfb79, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of BrewUSA
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Lawson's/Otter Creek Double Dose IPA

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 40/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 95/100

Solid collaboration between Otter Creek and Lawson's Finest... Extremely well rounded IPA.. Big Bold and Juicy... Really drinks well and is very satisfying... Would love to see this again~

BrewUSA, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of bahnfire
4.25/5  rDev -3%

bahnfire, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of kayakandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

kayakandbeer, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of cosmic-ray
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

cosmic-ray, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev -3%

iL0VEbeer, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright and hazy orange, a hot sun on a summer day. Topped by three fingers of level uniform micro bubbles.

Big fresh citrus aroma, heavy on the oranges. Piney background.

Thick rich semi sweet malt foundation. Bursting with juicy fruit. Mild subtle bitter bite. More juiciness.

Medium mouthfeel. Smooth with a bit of texture.

Saying it's the best beer ever with Otter Creek on the label is damning with faint praise.

RonfromJersey, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of WeymouthMike
4.25/5  rDev -3%

WeymouthMike, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev -8.7%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of oldedog
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

oldedog, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

socalbrewlvr, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of TangTKE402
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a tap into a pint glass. Tough a touch dark in the bar I drank it in, I could note a hazy straw color with a slightly reddish-brown hue in the core. A nice, 2-finger ecru head with some good lacing.

S: Clean, organic hop aroma with strong notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Great aromas of grass, flowers, fresh balsam, and fruit abound. Well-rounded and very inviting.

T: A wealth of hop flavors wahes over your tongue up front, with a beautiful tropical fruit sweetness on the back and, and a mellow dry finish. The hops blend together beautifully to create a nice blend of flavors. Notes of grapefruit, fresh pine sap, hints of passion fruit and mango with a touch of kiwi, all brightly displayed.

M: Clean, crisp, completely devoid of grittiness, with just a hint of alcohol esters. This is a smooth, well-rounded and overall organically clean-feeling beer. I want it to stay in my mouth and never leave.

O: Lawson's has the golden touch, and this beer proves it. It's everything one would want in a Double IPA, without all of the usual baggage. It's flavorful without ruining the taste buds; crisp and clean without sacrificing flavor; strong without tasting the alcohol. A must-taste for any DIPA fan.

TangTKE402, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of vandemonian
4/5  rDev -8.7%

vandemonian, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of MNPikey
5/5  rDev +14.2%

MNPikey, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev -8.7%

bcm75, Nov 16, 2013
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
97 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.