Otter Creek Citra Mantra | Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra
939 Ratings
Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Road Trip, Port Jeff Station, NY.

Poured a clear brassy hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light citric hop with a touch of pale malt.

The flavor offered a citrusy and herbal hop with a light round pale malt sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward lager.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a dogfish spiegelau glass.

Super light honey pilsner look. Tons of Citra in the smell with some sweet malt and other tropical fruit flavors. Taste is a hop charged lager for sure. Certainly a new style for me. Still very good and crisp. A very nice refreshing summer beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic belgian tulip glass.

A: Super clear, yellowy orange. Nice white head that stays a while. Bit frothy.

S: Obviously Citra present with the tropical mango/pineapple/orange thing, a tiny bit of sulphur maybe from the lager yeast?

T: Very solid, fruity. Interesting between the lager components and the Citra hops. There's something quite enjoyable and completely slammable about this beer, but at the same time, there's a tiny thing that throws me off (it might be that lager yeast thing with the super west coast hops) Not sure. Pretty cool and different for sure, but alas, as the first IPL I've tried, there's something messing with me a bit.

M: Fairly dry, but good body to support the beer.

I dig it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quite possibly the best hopped up pale lager I ever had. Color is quite hazy and unfiltered bright yellow with tons of head and sticky lacing. Smell is great kind of pilsner smelling with dry hopped goodness. Taste is about the same mild lager yeasts and dry hopping zest mixed perfectly with malt goodness. Body is actually quite good not watery or session like.

Overall I could get this one again. I got the White IPA to try next as well!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler poured into an english pint glass.

A - Pretty classic lager look. A straw color with a one finger head, lively carbonation, and strong lacing. Pretty beer.

S - Slightly vegetal at first. Then that gives way to the smell of the citra hops. I'm getting a lot of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and other citrus.

T - Citrusy hops that follow the nose up front and a little bready pilsner malt in the back ground.

M - Very clean finish with just a slight hint of bitterness.

O - Really happy I got to try this. Its one of the better hoppy lagers I've had.

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 939 ratings
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