Otter Creek Citra Mantra | Otter Creek Brewing

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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:
#4,402
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
942
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of Wizzle32
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKasten988
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajwii33
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HankFinkel
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a case at local distributer for $20.99 - unbelievable bargain. Drinks like a hoppy pale ale with a great citrus nose and taste. At 5.4 ABV it is like an incredibly tasty session IPA, a rare find indeed. Get it while it lasts!

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brock915
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolfStOner
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lost Dog in North Arlington.

I thought this was a very nice refreshing and light beer. Lots of citrus/orange in bot the aroma and the taste. And with an ABV under 6%, something I could drink all day.

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Photo of mickyge
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured golden yellow with a bright white head, not much of a smell, I was expecting more of a hoppy smell, I got a yeasty type of odor. Crisp mouth feel and a bitter bite, taste was on the thin side. I didn't hate it but there are a lot better pilsners around.

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Photo of Beer21
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a two finger pillowy white head. Retention is excellent and there is webbed lacing everywhere. Smell is mostly lager yeast with some bready malt and a touch of citrus and some pine. Taste is similar with moderate bitterness. Feel is light and there is a dry finish. Overall good but not great. I prefer my citra hops in IPAs.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold big white head that leaves gobs of lacing. I smell a little sweet malt and a bit of citrus with a pile of pine and weed. The taste is moderately sweet with the taste of citrus (mainly tangerine for me). There is then a big punch in the mouth that comes from the hops. A nice pine finish cleans it all up. This is a pretty dank and tasty beer.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not sure the bottle date, but poured into a pils glass.
L: Huge, whispy white head, super frothy and bubbly. Body is a golden, straw yellow, mildly cloudy beer.
S: Soon as I opened the bottle I smelled SUPER fresh malt and hops. Like something you get from a day old growler. Aroma after the pour has a great balance to it. Tons of malt, very very fresh cereal grain. Much like granola. Hops are very fresh as well, wet and vegetal, dank, and with a pungent peppery citrus finish.
T: Solid as hell. Malt backbone gives balance to what is certainly a hop forward beer. Sweet and grainy. Hops lend a very floral and drying effect to the flavor, give off a touch of grapefruit citrus notes as well.
F: Very smooth. Only issue here is it drinks a little frothy and fuller than typical lagered beers, and it is dry, which takes away from the refreshing aspects of a lager. Still great though.
O: Glad I revisited this, so solid.

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Photo of Lambdon
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow, saturated at about an 8 on the SRM scale. Medium lacing, head was two fingers and rescinded to a foamy cap after a minute or so. Big citrus aroma: grapefruit, navel mango, peach, melon, a touch of lemon. Flavors follow suit, but adds in a nice dry maltiness that aids in the drinkability when paired with the crisp and abundant carbonation. This is a really easy to drink beer, nothing groundbreaking but Otter Creek can be proud to stand behind this one. I like the fact that they embraced haze in a beer style for which aggressive filtration is typically the order of the day. Call it a new england style hoppy lager, or just call it yummy. Either works.

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 942 ratings