Backseat Berner
Otter Creek Brewing

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From:
Otter Creek Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 9.2%
Ratings:
851
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 03, 2020
Added:
Mar 10, 2015
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  320
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Backseat BernerBackseat Berner
Notes: The first year-round IPA in Otter Creek history, Backseat Berner is an American beauty that's loaded with juicy hops.

Like Oslo, Brewmaster Mike's 150 pound Bernese mountain dog that adorns the label, Backseat Berner is your everyday companion for life's adventures.

This brew clocks in at 7% ABV with 68 IBUs, so load up your buds and partake in this juicy exploration of American hops.
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4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 03, 2020
 
4.14 by jdow117 from Ohio on Jun 08, 2020
 
4.49 by JonKitchen from New York on Aug 17, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
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3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by cbdouglass from Maine

We had this beer at Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro, ME 9/21/18. So much for not being brewed any more. Very good hoppy IPA.

Sep 21, 2018
 
3.89 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jun 23, 2018
 
4 by Manthon from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2018
 
4 by micropale from Pennsylvania on Apr 29, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Served in a 12 oz (355 ml) pub glass at Byrne's Irish Pub in Brunswick, Maine.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a half inch, white head with good retention, and serious lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of peach and mango predominate.
T: Semisweet. Palate basically follows the nose. Complex and subtle. Light bitterness just enough to achieve crisp, clean finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation throughout consumption.
O: A delicious IPA, lighter and less bitter than many produced today. A nice blend of the light, refreshing, elements seen in a more traditional ECIPA with the fruity elements of a contemporary NE. Enjoy!

Apr 29, 2018
 
3.93 by crogan10 from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2018
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 24, 2018
 
4.03 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on Apr 07, 2018
 
3.75 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on Mar 25, 2018
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3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

At 68 IBUs and 7% abv, a sharp, hoppy brew. But very one note--no complexity. Straightforward piney, resinous IPA.

Mar 17, 2018
 
3.4 by chriswjr from Massachusetts on Feb 09, 2018
 
4.05 by worldkrysis from Massachusetts on Feb 05, 2018
 
3.93 by Strohm from New York on Feb 04, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by haines710 from Delaware

Poured a hazy yellow orange from a 16 oz orange can. Nice looking beer with hop forward slightly citrus smell. Taste is even better. Very hoppy, but still smooth and easy to drink. I like this one.

Jan 21, 2018
 
4.05 by RT-Kris from New York on Jan 20, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Stockatron from Australia

Solid IPA with the hops nicely boiled up to give a lot of bitterness, and behind it a nice buiscity maltiness .... not so juicy in my opinion, but still a good one.

Jan 19, 2018
 
4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont on Jan 15, 2018
 
3.85 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Dec 31, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by akirakcat from New Mexico

Orange haze with plenty of floating bits. Lots of citrus on the nose. Taste is a burst of sweet, juicy fruits--orange, peach, mango--with a solid tangy citrus finish. Medium body. Pleasantly surprised with this brew.

Dec 31, 2017
 
4.1 by dgeebs07 from New York on Dec 29, 2017
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ryanm3850 from Rhode Island

A classic, will forever be a favorite.

Dec 28, 2017
 
3.96 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Dec 24, 2017
 
4.19 by coshag from Massachusetts on Dec 21, 2017
 
3.9 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Nov 20, 2017
 
4.18 by Labo from Maryland on Nov 14, 2017
 
3.77 by dextermcgurk from New York on Nov 05, 2017
 
3.77 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Nov 02, 2017
 
4.16 by williahd from Maine on Oct 08, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Overall, normal easy going IPA.

Oct 01, 2017
 
4.1 by Amedlin18 from North Carolina on Sep 28, 2017
 
3 by NHSTEVE from New Hampshire on Sep 26, 2017
 
2.71 by Ef612 from New York on Sep 09, 2017
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Moondawggg69 from Massachusetts

these hippies sure know how to brew some beer man. one of my favorite beers right here.

Aug 19, 2017
 
3.85 by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware on Aug 01, 2017
 
4.18 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Jul 26, 2017
 
4.04 by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON) on Jul 25, 2017
Backseat Berner from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 851 ratings