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Ratings: 1,305
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 247
Gots: 168 | FT: 5
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Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013

The Green Mountain landscape is dotted with breweries that have established Vermont as one of the premier beer destinations in the World. We pack a lot into our little state— abundant local foods, great music, natural beauty and amazing beer. Vermonters know the finest things in life are best enjoyed with good buds. Friends and brewers Sean Lawson and Mike Gerhart have teamed up to create a beer that features the best qualities of each brewery.
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Photo of Jwale73
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to newbrewbb for the opportunity to try this. 12oz. bottle served in my DFH chalice. Pours a dull orange hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a frothy, half-inch, bright white head. Head eventually dissipates into a bullseye dollop of foam with delicate strands of lacing coating the glass as the beer is enjoyed. Nose on this beer is fantastic! Tropical fruit notes (perhaps mango and papaya) as well as citrus rind towards the back. Taste follows nose; however, there is a slightly medicinal/piny bitterness evenly distributed through the flavor profile, making the flavor much less fruity than the nose suggests. I also get a slight spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a subtle acidity and a crisp, even carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid collaboration beer. Definitely something I would like to experience on-darft; however, not recommended for extended cellaring in my opinion. Drink this one fresh.

Photo of gillagorilla
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of papat444
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottled 091814.

Aroma of fresh fruit jumps out with lots of dry orange. Silky smooth taste with a bitter edge in the finish. Grapefruit flavor is notable, feel is strong, prolonged and creamy even lingering long after the sip.

Photo of justintcoons
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Very hazy golden orange with 1 finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya, tangerine, mango, navel orange and candy sugars.

Taste
Orange pith, papaya, tangerine zest and mango skin. Hints of pineapple, lemon pith and starfruit. Thin candy sugar backbone with hints of toast. Some pretty resinous pine sap and florals kick in at the end with touches of onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, smooth, crisp and silky.

Overall
Very juicy, complex and flavorful with a moderately high bitterness. Hopped to high Heaven. The 8.5% abv is nonexistent. Can be a bit pricey at $5.35 / 12oz bottle but worth picking up.

Photo of scotorum
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info

Pours clouded lighter amber, moderate light khaki head, that leaves scattered bits and some fields of lacing.

Pungent and fresh smelling hopped up nose.

Densely flavorful and fully hopped brew. Hops are minty, earthy and citric.

Super easy drinking and hugely enjoyable. Something about certain IPA's from Vermont and the hop characteristics that are achieved. Well done. Hope to see more of this distributed to my local spots

Photo of HopDeezy
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

A - Pours a translucent auburn/dark orange with a soft white head.

S - Strong tropical citrus grapefruit and orange nose and heavy pine and even some bitters.

T - follows the nose but with heavier pine than expected and a long BITTER finish. Too bitter in my opinion. Tone down the finish and this would be a much better beer. Not enough balance here.

M - Mouthfeel was interesting....a heavy buttery, creamy resinous mouthfeel with high carbonation.

O - a very good double IPA that may be one of the most over hyped and overrated beers I've had the pleasure of trying. I say pleasure because it's still a very good beer that I'd love to have again....I'm just not going out of my way to chase down one 12 oz bottle per customer for $5 in Massachusetts at many of the stores. Definitely not worth that much effort. Still good though.

Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this bottle at Warwick enjoyed chilled in a pint glass

The color is slightly dark golden amber with hazed look and thick band of ecru with fine bead, lace clings to the glass. The smell is excellent, lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a mild herbal compliment in the hop esters. The alcohol is very well hidden in the aroma. The feel is great, juicy and resinous with citrus tanginess and moderate bitterness with moderate carbonation level and low alcohol influence on the palate with mild sweetness.

The flavor is great, lots of hops in the taste which starts with mango and some sweet grapefruit flesh moving toward a pineapple aspect in the mid taste with some gentle grassy tinges and citrus rind flavor toward the last sip with no alcohol detectable and very low sweetness. The overall result for me is a top notch Imperial IPA because it focuses on the hop flavor without just making a very bitter beer. The taste of the hops used contributes a fresh quality without much in the way of astringency, smooth bitterness with mild alcohol =a very drinkable Imperial IPA, I don't care if it decimates my palate this is my kind of agressively hopped ale.

Photo of thezach
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I hear this is supposed to be an approximation of Heady Topper. I'm happy to have had both in the past month and I think it's a fair comparison, unfair as it might be to try to compare the two.

Heady drinks completely differently out of the can and poured to a glass. Double Dose, on the other hand, I would never drink from the bottle, as too many of the aromatics would just be lost in the bottle. How it does drink, though, is daburn good (yea).

It's a hazy one, though I made little effort to prevent the yeast/hop resins from entering my glass, to be fair. I don't mind, however, why do we care so much about clarity anyway? It's a pretty orange color - I really like this one - and a ton of frothy head that settles to a lasting lace that sticks to the side of the glass.

Tons of juicy citrus and maybe some mango-pineapple tropical notes. Definitely a ton of orange oil (some say "citrus zest," and ostensibly I think we are pointing to the same note, which is "delicious") in the aroma.

Tastes damn good too. Very citrusy, but there is noticeable pine and a touch of maltiness in there too. I love the balance. It delivers on most of the nose, but adds a couple of layers to the experience here. Great mouthfeel too - good carbonation, not heavy and a pretty clean finish. There are some lingering flavors, but it doesn't bog down the palate like some 8.5% beers are prone to.

I love this, definitely a must-try. However, at $17 a four-pack (where I work), it's something I'll split with friends once. Heady Topper II? I don't know, but it IS damn good, and a reasonable approximation of that Heady style. Heady is only $12 per four-pack though, and those cans are pounders, but then again, it's not often that I find myself in VT, so I guess the choice is up to you, but I would like to see Otter Creek get this to a more reasonable price. Even $15 would be closer to the scope of reality.

Photo of Bierman9
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Alewife and I stopped into the OC tasting room on 09NOV13 for a light dinner and biers. Since this bier is not easily found, I jumped on it. Got a 10oz serving in a small snifter for $6.50.

Poured a muted, medium golden hue. Had a thin, wispy, fine, white head, which ebbed rapidly. Lacing was real nice, all in all. Aroma was quite pleasant, with lots of citrus, especially grapefruit. Good for me, not so for the lupulin-avoiding Alewife. Feel was pretty smooth, but body was, sadly, a bit less than medium.

With a touch of toasty malt leading off, this had promise. Afterwards, a plethora of hoppage hit the palate. Solid citrus was found; piney, resiny, pithy... leaving a nice, lasting tongue coating in its wake. Mmmm!! Solid! Zum Wohl!!

4.2/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy peach, with a nice 1/2 finger of white head.

Smell: Mango, citrus, onion, pine, grapefruit.

Taste: Sweet at the front of the tongue with mango and citrus, accompanied by some dank onion-like dimension. Middle of the tongue has the sweetness fall off a cliff, with a really clean malt profile; interesting transition. The end sees the malt drop out and bitter hops come forward. This is a really complex beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, which lends to its drinkability(ugh).

Overall: Definitely a unique IPA and the alcohol is hidden really well. This beer gets extra points for me because it's pretty damn complex. There's a distinct story that unfolds as you drink every time, a distinct beginning, middle and end. Can't wait to try 100% Lawson's stuff. Would drink again.

Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No obvious freshness date but it was purchased about 5 weeks ago at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly hazy orange-amber with copious 2-3 finger, frothy and rocky off-white head with good retention and a nice crust of lacing around the top of the glass.

S: Very nice tropical fruit and grapefruit/orange citrus hops aromas, some catty and earthy herbal aromas as well, not much in the malt department, no yeast elements

T: Very lush flavor profile with passionfruit, pineapple tropical fruit flavors combined with more classic grapefruit and pine. No cattiness in the flavor and there is a light vegetative tanic note in the finish near the end. The malt component is unassuming with some lighter crystal malt but mainly just a basic baseline pale malt without much sweetness. There is no yeast presence. The bitterness is moderate and creeps up on you as the bottle nears completion. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

M: Also a very lush mouthfeel with medium body, light carbonation and a moderately dry finish despite the bolder feel on the palate initially.

O: A really good beer although I have to qualify that I tried the first one of these the first of second day after I bought the 4-pack, and the flavors were dominated by tangy herbaceous aromas and flavors that masked the excellent tropical and citrus fruit elements that are the real personality of this beer. I am glad I let one calm down (probably a little settling out) because it was a very rewarding DIPA.

Photo of JayQue
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good DIPA. Pours a hazy butterscotch color with a small antique white head that fades fairly fast. Thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is citrus hops. Plenty of mango and tangerine in the aroma.

Taste is really good. The citrus hops are joined by some piney ones and a little oiliness. Not a hop bomb, just pleasant hop-forward characteristics with some balancing biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a little oily and with a soft "pillowy" aspect. No hint of alcohol. The temptation is to drink this one quickly.

An excellent DIPA,

Photo of angrybabboon
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 10/24/13

Appearance: Lightly hazy, medium orange - some nice copper and gold hues - frothy, off-white, average-sized head, fades to a small, wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Hilariously dank - lots of wet pine, wet resin, and some weed - plenty of grapefruit and orange, some peel, and some pith - some floral and earthy notes - a touch of fresh onion - somewhat unique and definitely interesting hop profile - some pale and caramel malts in the background

Taste: Hoppy in a wet, resiny way - lots of pine, with some leafy and resinous bitterness - some fleshy grapefruit, with some oily citrus, orange, and pith - some tropical flavors as well, mostly mango - earthy and herbal notes, almost a little spicy - nice, high level of bitterness - pale and caramel malts at the base, lightly toasted

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, finishes pretty clean despite how oily and wet the hops are

Overall: Lawson's Creek?

This is quite an impressive collaboration. At the very least, it's awesome that something associated with Sean Lawson got into wider distribution. This is a very interesting beer, worth seeking out (especially fresh).

Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle of the recent 201 release; poured into a Lawson's snifter 10/2/2014. Not the first time I've had it, but the first time I feel I can actually give it a proper review.

A- Darker caramel orange body, two finger frothy white head with a little bit of retention time, leaving just a relatively thin film on top with a thin collar. Lots of wispy lacing. [3.75]

S- Grainy pale malt sweetness, tapioca, spices, a bit of citrus zest, and definitely a lot of papaya. That distinctive papaya smell definitely stands out. It's not a tropical fruit bomb like the Sunshine beers are, but this is very distinct on its own. [4]

F- Sweet pale malt, biscuit, caramel, toffee, spice (reminds me of sharp rye spice, maybe even some Nelson?), citrus, papaya. The papaya dominates the latter half as well as the finish. It's fairly bitter but you don't really notice it until the backend. It's a very different kind of IPA that doesn't typically come out of Vermont. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, crisp and refreshing. Bitterness is on the upper limit of normal for me. Enjoyable, different and most importantly, easy to drink. [4.25]

O- More than a solid double IPA. It's not Double Sunshine or Abner and costs a bit high of a price to boot, but this is still better than a lot of the DIPAs being brewed in this country. [4.25]

Photo of jaasen64
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Tree House tulip. Purchased at the Lawson's Farmer's market the day this beer was released. 8.5% abv.

A- Pours a golden orange with about a half-finger's worth head that leaves nice thin clinging layered lacing, fairly slow rising carbonation with a nice consistency. Looks nice, could have used a little bit more of a head, based on the head it almost appeared to be slightly on the flat side although the carbonation seemed to be present.

S- Oranges, grains, balanced malt, some faint lemons, decent aroma strength. Nice pleasant aroma that's great for an IPA however I think I like the aroma on a few of the other Lawson's IPAs slightly better.

T- Lightly bitter lemons, lemonade, zesty lemon peel, orange notes that come out more on the finish balancing with the malt. Fairly strong abv makes itself known a little bit on the finish but remains well hidden. Overall big juicy notes that are fairly zesty yet restrain the bitterness to a nice level.

M- Juicy, bitter, nice carbonation, fairly drinkable. Could probably drink a 4-pack by myself.

O- In my opinion Lawson's makes easily some of the best IPAs in the world. Double dose, being a collaboration with Otter Creek (not to knock Otter Creek), I wasn't sure how this was going to be after other Lawson's collaborations haven't exactly met my expectations. I'm happy to say though that while this isn't quite as good as some of the Lawson's offerings I've had it was definitely a very well made IPA that stands among some of the better ones I've had. According to Sean at the release this should see limited distribution around the NorthEast and East Coast. I recommend getting this while you can and have a small taste of what Lawson's is capable of.

Photo of Sensaray
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazed light yellow amber appearance with 1/2 inch white head, decent appearance. Smell all sorts of citrus hops get a sense of the bitterness Initial spice mixes with nice crystal malts and citrusy flavors for a smooth feel and good drinking brew, bit of an earthy taste before the bittersweet lingering finish. Pretty good offering worth a try

Photo of themind
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love over the top hoppy beers like Heady, well this is a well balanced beer with a strong malt backbone. Not my favorite, but I recognize it's quality.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange-amber color with a nice white foamy head. The head has a good level of retention, but slowly fades over time to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass and islands of foam floating atop the brew.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and citrusy. The sweet is a blend of tropical fruits, with mango and papaya, as well as some sweet citrus of tangerine and orange. Along with the sweeter citrus is a good deal of a grapefruit hop smell. A great aroma of floral hop smells and some light pine and herbal hop join the profile, producing a nice sweet and rather complexly hopped aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with only a lighter level of sweeter fruit flavors, very different from all the fruit that was detected in the aroma. Upfront there is a good deal of a biscuit and bready flavor as well as a big grapefruit hop flavor. The grapefruit starts out strong and gets even stronger as the flavor advances. The bready and sweet flavors largely fade, but more biscuit and much more hop comes to the tongue as the taste advances to the end. Hop flavors of a grassy and pine nature come to the tongue in the middle and the end. While the sweeter flavors fade after the initial taste, a little bit of tangerine and orange sweetness comes back to the tongue at the finish of the taste, combining with the more heavily hopped taste to leave a lightly citrusy sweet but rather largely citrusy bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thick and creamy side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are great for accentuating the big hop flavors while minimizing the sweeter flavors to some extent. Overall they create a rather nice slow sipper that really allows all the hop flavors to shine.

Overall –While not completely balanced as it could use a slightly more malt/sweet flavor more toward the middle of the taste, it does have a nice hop profile and even at 8.5% maintains a rather easy drinking feel. A fairly nice double.

Photo of smcolw
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Small white head. Moderate lacing.

Smell - Very citrusy. Orange and grapefruit. A little musty behind some toasted malts.

Taste - More orange-centric hop flavor. Again the toasted malts are most prominent. Grapefruit bitterness builds. Again a little musty.

Mouthfeel - Not too sweet. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Solid all around and I'd go so far as to say excellent. Maybe doesn't stand out in any individual category, but I really liked it.

Photo of HopBomb515
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange, small off white head that fades to a ring and leaves some chunky lacing. Big grapefruit nose, pulpy citrus fruit and a touch of sweetness in the nose. Taste is a big hit of grapefruit rind and pulp, tangerine, light malt sweetness, touch of floral character and grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Lower carbonation initially, medium body, then it pops with stronger prickly carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall a really good DIPA but a bit one dimensional on the flavor profile.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased at Franklin's Pub & Brewery in Hyattsville, MD., bottled on 9/20/13, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 10/16/13 over several hours.

A: 3/3 - deep orange-golden coloration, minimal clarity (can't see or read through), initial soapy white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - mostly citrus fruit aroma - grapefruit, pineapple and apricot - and, as expected, some malt breadiness without much caramel aroma; it smells great but I wish that the aroma was more intense

T: 15/20 - on the anterior tongue, there is a citrus-like bitterness; it the middle of the mouth, the bitterness continues to linger with some malt balance with fruit notes - apricot, mango and papaya; 8.5% ABV is well-hidden; finishes dry and taste does not linger to invite another sip; no flaws detectable

M: 4/5 - thick hop oils coating the tongue, little alcohol presence in the mouthfeel, appropriate carbonation; the only problem for me is that it is a little thin for a DIPA

O: 8/10 - solid collaborative beer from Otter Creek and Lawson's, a brewery that I have only read about but never tried; I think that this is one of the best beers for Otter Creek but, unfortunately, it didn't live up to the hop hype that I was expecting from Lawson's; admittedly, this bottle is approximately one month old and was stored at room T in the store, but, still, the hop character needs to be more intense for this to qualify as a 98 on BA; also, for $5.71/bottle (and doesn't sound that much cheaper even in VT for a 4 pack), it's a bit of a rip like lots of imperial IPAs these days

TOTAL = 39/50

Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle form the Drinkery
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge frothy whit head that persists forever. Smells of pine and resin with hints of garlic and green onion and a faint bready crackery malt. Flavor is light alcohol with lots of resinous pine and dankness. Light bready malt is present but deep in the background hop bitterness is firm but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice brew I'm glad that I was able to luck into a bottle.

Photo of Seanniek91
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Alchemist Will Becher glass. Lets see if the hype was real...

Appearance- Hazy orange/yellow with 2 finger fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell- There is definantly a Double Sunshine/Heady hop aroma to it. Slight booze, grass, pine needles, tangerine, something strange that I can't put my finger on. Not overly thrilled with the aromas. The lingering aroma is not something to be desired in my opinion.

Taste- Earthy/grassy hops, light tangerine, light lemon. A lingering mild bitterness. It has a slight resemblance to Double Sunshine, but it's butted out by what reminds me of Otter Creeks Hop Session (none too impressed with).

Mouthfeel-Very low carbonation, mild alcohol heat, smooth. Tastes like a cask beer or the carbonation isn't correct.

Overall- Hype train loses on this one. Just because Sean Lawson collaborated on this beer, doesn't in fact make it outstanding. The body really killed it for me, because the taste was nice, but the body affected it too much. Absolutely not worth the asking price of a 4pk. Glad I only got a single bottle.

Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
97 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.