Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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4.84/5 rDev +9.5%
The beer comes in a beautiful hazy golden orange color. A bright brilliant color.
The aroma is huge of bright tropical fruit, mango, apricot, pineapple along with fresh grapefruit. It's extremely hoppy along with deep garlic and onion inside.
The flavor follows with a orange, grapefruit, citrus note and then there's also some floral notes. There's a gentle crackery light malt character then it rolls into pine and then a rolling grapefruit pith bitterness. It's an extremely hoppy beer with a light malt backbone.
The beer drinks extremely light and easy with tons of complex flavors. The alcohol is absolutely hidden and it does not taste like a DIPA. I would draw comparisons between this and Heady and I never say that.
10-11-2013 03:12:44 | More by dar482
4.83/5 rDev +9.3%
Lawson's/Otter Creek Double Dose IPA
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~
11-19-2013 04:48:49 | More by BrewUSA
4.81/5 rDev +8.8%
Pours a hazy orange with a thick, quickly dissipating white head. Some lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and sticky pine resin. This is what a Double IPA should smell like! The taste is just as the smell indicated, lots of grapefruit and pine resin. Faint earthy notes. Balanced by a strong malt backbone, but it's the hops that take center stage in this beer! Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is textbook Double IPA. Pick this one up if you can find it.
10-06-2013 21:56:43 | More by JohnG190
4.81/5 rDev +8.8%
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
11-23-2013 02:00:32 | More by Brushkanna
4.78/5 rDev +8.1%
WOW!!! This stuff is great! One of the better/best IPAs I had in a while. Really tasty...nice citrus flavors that are perfectly blended with smoothness...so you have the big IPA bitter, but not overpowering...classic awesomeness from Lawson's..a first for me from Otter Creek!
Overall: close to perfect in my book!
11-15-2013 22:38:01 | More by 4thelvofbeer
4.76/5 rDev +7.7%
What an outstanding beer. All of the DIPA's coming out of Vermont have been quite a treat. But, what I am, happiest to say is: out of all the great ones (i.e. double sunshine, heady topper, & the multiple fiddlehead varieties), each is slightly different. This beer is no exception. SO flavorful. SO drinkable. Just generally delicious.
09-28-2013 00:41:44 | More by Andrick
4.76/5 rDev +7.7%
12oz bottle into a red wine glass.
Disclaimer: I'm starting to have trouble reviewing (D)IPAs, since the breweries in VT, CT, MA, ME, and even NY and NH, are just putting out world class pale ale after world class pale ale. I'm running out of ways to say "amazing."
Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch frothy white head that sticks around. Pours a hazy, glowing orange, and leaves lacing all over the glass.
Smell: Mineral-y, with a strong orange citrus aroma underpinned by dank earthiness. Tangerine and lime. No malt or booziness in the nose. Hoppy and fresh smelling.
Taste: Thick juicy citrus hops up front, transitioning through pungent weed/earthiness leading to tingly cracker malt, slight booziness, with a dry and effervescent finish. Paradoxically punchy and languid; it's carbonated and dry enough that everything pops sharply, but it's juicy and succulent enough with some faint lingering sugariness that it feels slick and coating.
Multifaceted citrus hops, strong, well-developed cereal malt and cracker backbone, perfect mouthfeel. A real treat for hop aficionados, and just an excellent, refreshing pale ale for... well, basically everyone. Bitter enough, beautifully harmonious, and not skimping on any part of the experience.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Rather highly carbonated, perfectly offsetting the juiciness. Dry finish (not bone dry, just "dry"). Really can't do any better than this. Spot on in every respect, serving as the 100% perfect vehicle for these flavors.
Overall: What do you get when a really solid VT brewery (Otter Creek) collaborates with the maker of the best DIPA in America (Sean Lawson, Double Sunshine) on a DIPA? Unsurprisingly, you get a world class DIPA. Excellent work, everyone involved. This should make a lot of beer geeks too busy or lazy (or whatever) to drive to VT very happy.
10-29-2013 01:38:36 | More by Pahn
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
98 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.