Otter Creek Citra Mantra
Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
Lager - India Pale Lager (IPL)
4 | pDev: 9%
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 15, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: Our spring seasonal offering brewed with 100 percent positive vibrations and single-hopped with Citra hops. The presence of the Citra hop is elevated by a clean fermenting lager yeast that allows the subtle Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts to lay a crisp, bready foundation. The citrus and tropical fruit character of the Citra hop comes from kettle additions followed by a huge dose of ‘em again in the fermenter.
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4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
3.79 by mltobin from Connecticut on Feb 24, 2018
3.39 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 18, 2017
3.85 by Spindelphia from New Jersey on Nov 26, 2017
3.83 by chriswjr from Massachusetts on Sep 11, 2017
4.18 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania on Aug 06, 2017
3.17 by breardon1776 from New York on Jun 16, 2017
4.15 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Jun 10, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy yellow color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a three finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light ringy foamy lacing cutting into the glass appropriately. The smell had a sweet to semi-bitter connotation of citrus spiced rind over some light biscuity breadiness. It’s backed up by a nice sweet floral aspect as well. The taste was moderately bitter with a sweetness sliding in to confide in a sweet smooth yet bitter sticky citrus aftertaste and a light sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation comes across fairly tame allowing a sticky smooth citrusto grassy feel rolling over my tongue. Overall, I say as an India pale lager it works. Not sure why it’s labeled as an Imperial lager on here. Just cause it’s got a higher ABV doesn’t mean it’s an Imperial lager. Eh, oh well, whatever. It’s good for what it is and would be a good food beer.

Jun 10, 2017
4 by jwat from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2017
3.85 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on May 21, 2017
4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia on May 16, 2017
3.97 by IBUBrew from Vermont on May 07, 2017
4.17 by Tarheel219 from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2017
3.38 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania on Apr 11, 2017
4.44 by terrysjag from Maryland on Apr 04, 2017
3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida on Apr 04, 2017
3.75 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Mar 31, 2017
3.75 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey on Mar 27, 2017
4.28 by rangerred from Tennessee on Mar 27, 2017
4.1 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2017
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Mar 05, 2017
3.75 by McBraniel from Virginia on Mar 03, 2017
3.46 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Feb 24, 2017
3.87 by buzzarooski from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2017
4.12 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Feb 17, 2017
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2.64/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey

Bottle to pint glass.
Nose is Orange lemon grapefruit.
Look is pis yellow. Small head.
Taste is grapefruit ash.

Went down easy, but very boring.


Dec 29, 2016
3.65 by AmitC from New York on Nov 20, 2016
4.28 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela on Sep 22, 2016
3.34 by Andnkuhn from Virginia on Aug 06, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

Shorty review. Undated bottle. Ginormous head with lots of sticky lace. Uh oh. Pale gold. Take a sniff. Yup, citra hops have faded out and it's all Pils and other malts now. Taste is a little bit better, as the malts predominate but some of the citra remains and you get some grapefruit, mango, and lime. Malts are dead-on for a lager, though; this is better than a malted-over IPA. More medium of a mouthfeel than you might expect, medium carbonation, balance off. Probably is better fresh or on tap.

Jul 29, 2016
4.78 by PJK from Massachusetts on Jul 24, 2016
4.08 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Jul 09, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjgator3 from Florida

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is sweet bready malts and citrusy/grassy hops. The taste is bursting with crisp flavor, a lot of sweet pale malts up front and citrusy hops (bitter grapefruit and lime zest most notably) in the finish.

Jun 26, 2016
4.08 by Lucular from Maryland on Jun 23, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AgentMunky from New York

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Kiabacca glass. Bottled 020316.
A: Pours with two fingers of head above an effervescent clear-pale copper-gold liquid.
S: Bursting at the veritable seams with pineapple and lush tropical fruit. Almost oversweet, with a mild but welcome vegetation at the end.
T/M: Delicious, fruity pale ale. But let's be real -- there's basically no way I wasn't gonna like a 100% Citra beer. Wish I'd caught this one sooner; it seems to be fading around the edges. Very trouble, full-bodied, relaxing. Good sipper.
O: Yum. Will buy again next spring.

Jun 08, 2016
3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2016
3.83 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on May 29, 2016
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3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by FickleBeast from New Jersey

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange color with a full finger of thick foam that coats the glass nicely as it recedes. Aroma is full of delicious citrusy hops... smells great.

Flavor has a huge dank bitterness. Almost skunky. Strong lingering bitterness. I did not expect this. Maybe I have a bad bottle but the bitterness is completely overpowering, and I am an IPA lover.

I'll rereview if the other bottles in this 6'er are better, but I can barely tolerate this beer. It smelled great! Not sure what is going on here exactly.

May 28, 2016
3.77 by BubbleBobble from New York on May 23, 2016
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