Otter Creek Citra Mantra | Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Citra MantraOtter Creek Citra Mantra
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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

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#3,969
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
941
pDev:
9%
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy straw color. The head is about four fingers high, very white in shade, and annoyingly well-retaining. Because it has such a sticky texture, it leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Even with the subtle cloudiness, this one looks damn good.

S: Even though it's not the freshest bottle, the Citra hops are shown off well. The grassy and piny aspects seem to dominate over the more tropical ones, though; still, there are nice notes of papaya, mango, and pineapple. It's even a bit stanky (think cat pee) - I don't know why I like Citra hop stank, but it works well. After a while, touches of crackery malt come out to play.

T: It's quite the bitter beer, but it stops just short of being biting. Lots of grassy goodness to start, with a piny finish. Just a touch of malty sweetness right before the swallow. It's a bit strange at first, but it really improves as I drink more of it.

M: Hits the 'crisp and light' parameters for a typical IPL very well. It's not bone dry, but the sweetness is balanced without being suffocating. The zesty carbonation helps give it even more drinkability.

O: This is a really solid IPL. I'm sure it would have better fresh, but right now it's still drinking nicely. I actually wish I had more than a single bottle, so I guess this one was a success - doubly so considering it's not a complex beer (though it doesn't need to be).

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

Bottle picked up locally, dated 020314. Enjoyed from my TB teku.

a - brew pours a cloudy straw yellow with a generous head that had nice staying power and coated the glass in foamy lace.

s - nose is a really nice citric blast. If this is t eh future of pils I can see myself becoming a big pils fan! Smells amazing!

t - taste is a big slap of bitterness. After the wash of bitterness is a nice citric presence which is quickly overtaken by a pilsner like grain. Once I got adjusted to the bitter it was like drinking a nice hoppy IPA with an edge of grain.

m - aside from the bitter assault, an enjoyable and easy drinking brew. Prickly carb and a nice bite for a pils.

o - overall another solid offering from otter creek. Might as well just make an IPA but hot dog if it isn't super tasty as a pils.

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Otter Creek Citra Mantra from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 941 ratings
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