Otter Creek Citra Mantra | Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra
BA SCORE
4/5
Exceptional
940 Ratings
Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by 80x2HopHead on 01-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,842
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
940
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
202
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 940 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of moss1988
1.12/5  rDev -72%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The only thing good about this beer is the look of it. I really don't understand how BA rates this so highly. The smell is of old hops and fruit, and the initial taste is a bitterness that even a bitter beer lover as myself cannot stand. As someone who really loves grapefruit, this made me taste a flavor of grapefruit that may have ruined grapefruits for me for good. What an absolutely horrible beer. The beer looks great in a glass. Very nice head, delicious-looking color, how very very deceptive. Once the bitterness hits the tongue and you think the worst part is over, the back of the mouth feel is even more disgusting. Swallowing this beer is one of the most horrible things i've ever had to do in my life. Unfortunately I bought a 6 pack of it at my local grocery store (Wegmanns) and have to finish the pack. I have 3 left to go, and was so compelled by the horrible taste I actually signed up for an account just to review how horrible this beer was.

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Photo of Robjvoorhees
1.66/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Very disappointing no malt balance.

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Photo of Dduquette
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of q33jeff
2.64/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

**
03/20/14
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.

**

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Photo of CharlesK
2.69/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AGust82
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of flbntz
2.84/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes like a male cat peed in it. Strong, alcohol-wise, like a European beer.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
2.88/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

not what I expect when citra hops are involved. minimul smell and very little citrus taste one expects when citra hops are advertised.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.97/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This didn't even taste like beer and had a weird aftertaste. Maybe this was a bad keg.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of rflips86
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Citra Mantra was good, but it wasn't my favorite. It may not be for me, but I like most of otter creeks stuff.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of almostjay
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This is a strange one. The hop nose is a little subdued, and the flavor has a bit of a lager "funk" that I'm not all that used to. Probably won't be going back to this one.

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Photo of Adirondacks
3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Csikic93
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 940 ratings
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