Over Easy
Otter Creek Brewing

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #681
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,776
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
419
From:
Otter Creek Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  11
Gots
  130
SCORE
87
Very Good
Over EasyOver Easy
Notes: Straight from our stash to your glass, we've created a chronically crushable ale that turns over easy without exhausting the palate.
Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 419 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing was left in a stringy sort of fashion. The smell started off with crisp semi-sweet, light bitter citrus rind roaming into light piney notes. The taste was bitter through the citrus rind and also bringing about light pine to gently combine and bring in a subtle crisp little kick of bitter rind in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation sat appropriate - not too bitter, light enough to be construed as a session IPA. Overall, lives up to it's name. I'd have again.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When I think "crushable", I think straight from the can, chugg, crush it. Haha.....

Lots of floatie, yeastie sediment, must be unfiltered..? A hazy white gold color. Minimal white cap, some lace and a ring.

A very pungent citrus/tropical/pine , hoppy aroma. Sweet, tropical fruits and some honey scented malt.

A very juicy hop attack ! Just like the nose, the flavor is dominated by a very bold and complex tropical/pine hop taste. Only slightly bitter, then juicy , finishing dry and earthy. A very mellow feel and approach, but filled with excellent hop complexity. Excellent mix of earthy and tropical flavors, malt gives a very gentle, crisp sweetness.

Put this in a can, I will continue to crush it.

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Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a becker.

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with a big white head. Heavy carbonation.

Aroma: Floral, hoppy. Some malt backbone.

Taste: Citrusy, fruity. Recalls grapefruit, lemon, some orange rind. Malt sweetness in background. Very flavorful for low ABV.

Mouthfeel: Easy and drinkable. Crushable is right.

Mouthfeel: Very nice, flavorful pale ale. Very curious to see how different this is from Overgrown, as they sound quite similar. Points to Otter Creek for not calling this a session IPA.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy lighter golden color with white head. Citrus, light fruit, floral notes, and some light pine notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus and pine.

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Photo of StringsAreWings
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a 2 finger head that takes some time to recede. Nice lacing.

S: Smell is malt but it has a fresh spring like scent to it, vaguely floral.

T: Taste is similar to smell. I really like this. It's like MBC Peeper with the floral note turned down 50% if that makes sense. A fairly delicate beer that gives you a moment of a lightly citrus IPA before the soft floral notes dominate the palate again. To me this seems like an outstanding choice for a spring beer.

F: Typical OtterCreek. Nice carbonation on this one as well with a slightly dry finish.

Spring in a glass. Very delicate with a citrus splash and a nice subtle floral tone. You should try this one.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label says this is a crushable APA.
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange sunrise color with a fluffy white head built high. The head settles slow and keeps a nice layer. Orange peel dry grains and light bread in the aroma. Taste is clean, semi-sweet honey and grains with a light peppery hop bite with a solid fresh orange peel citric snap to the finish. Light in body and light carbonation does make this beer crushable since it is tasty on the palate too! I would get this again for sure.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with moderate retention and lacing. Aromatics are a pleasant blend of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Light bodied and crispish. Grapefruit with shades of tropical fruit and zero malt on the palate. Low bitterness with a hint of graininess. Finishes fairly quick and dry with just enough fruitiness to keep things interesting.
Tasty beer but not mind-blowing. A good prelude to Backseat Berner.

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Photo of Roby923
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very tastey session IPA. Excellent hop presence that isn't too grapefruity like some other sessions. Mild sediment presence. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of EMV
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a semi-transparent medium golden color. Thin white head... mild lacing.

S: Lemongrass, citrus zest, and grains.

T/F: Bread and grains up front giving way to a sharp hop profile. Citrus and lemon grass... peppercorns and pine. A little thin on the body, but with only 4.6% ABV to work with this is better than expected. Zesty and carbonated. Dry finish.

O: A very solid and sessionable pale ale. Easy to drink... low ABV with a nice bitter hop profile. Good for almost any occasion.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Will pour a five+ finger white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Almost clear green/straw color. Good carbonation and -light-medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose and flavor is hoppy grapefruit and hints of sweet malt. Bitter finish. $2.09 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of stakem
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass appears a light golden yellow color with white cap and some yeast chunkage floating throughout.

The aroma is grassy grapefruit juice with a light touch of bready malt.

This tastes grassy with light hoppy grapefruit aspect. Some slight fruity rind, zest and pith.

This is light bodied, almost watery in the feel with modest carbonation. Its an alright bree that I dont need to have again.

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Photo of cbutova
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Fairly hazy medium golden-orange pour into a snifter. A white crown forms atop the brew to just over one finger high with a frothy texture. Medium ring allows sheets of lacing to form at the end of just about every sip.

S- Citrus and slight tropical hops above a bed of crackery, cereal and pale base malts. Orange certainly comes to mind as well as a hint of yeast bread.

T- Hops up front with a fruity overall character focusing on grapefruit, tangerines and sweet oranges which lead into hints of apricot, general stone fruits and floral tones. Slightly sweet cereal grains, cracker, bready and biscuit malts provide some semblance of balance to it all.

MF- Silky and crisp light-medium bodied consistency. The texture is frothy and slightly creamy arising from a high end zesty carbonation. Clean citrus peel bitterness in the finish.

Citrus hop forward Pale Ale that for me actually drinks a bit heavier than 4.6%. Grapefruit and tangerine balanced out by cereal and crackery grains.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good beer. not gonna blow you away in terms of scent or flavor, but its so fkin drinkable!!! nice piney taste with a slightly bitter finish. really refreshing and definitely a quality sessionable brew - could easily pound a few of these in one sitting without feeling it.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a light gold color with a big soft white head, good lacing and retention. The smell is very light citrus and malt, it reminds me more of a pilsner. The taste is a little stronger than the smell and a little less pilsner-y. Feel is light with good carbonation. Overall not good at all, especially considering how great Overgrown is. Full disclosure I drank this beer after a Hoppy Birthday so it really never stood a chance, and I will update this review upon drinking another one with a cleansed palate.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden from the bottle with a small slightly off-white head. Lacing as you enjoy the brew. Lightly bitter with citrus notes. Light to medium bodied. Enjoyable - Sessionable!

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Photo of RJQ3
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I could go with all the typical reviews, but everyone has seen them! All I have to say is if you LOVE the Citra hop, this beer is for you!!! It's has to be overly hopped with Citra cause that all I get when drink it. It is my favorite hop and I love this session beer cause I can have 3 or 4 of them and still be sober (I've built up a good resistance)!!

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Photo of fscottkey
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: [4.25] Pale yellow beer. Forms a decent 1 finger of head. The head is white and comprised of creamy dense bubbles. The bottle lists the ABV (4.6%), the IBU (40) and there is a born on date (7/11/15).

S: [3.00] Wet grass. Creamed corn.

T: [2.75] The flavor is one note of pithy lemon rind. Bitter with very few other notes to add to it.

M: [3.25] The body is watery with a dry finish.

O: [3.00] I really like beers from Otter Creek. This one is an exception. This is a relatively fresh bottle so I can't blame that. I just get a flat one note flavor of forced bitter for the sake of bitter. That combined with an uninviting nose make this one very lackluster. There are many session IPAs that I prefer to this one.

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Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, but left a thick webbing of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus are preset in the nose—tangerines seem to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is very citrusy and has initial flavors of oranges and tangerines followed by notes of grapefruit towards the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink and packs in lots of citrusy aromas and flavors in a lighter-bodied beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of trevorpost
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent golden yellow with a touch of haze.
Not a ton going on aromatically. A touch of malt and a bit of orange.
Flavor is along the same lines. Pretty two dimensional with orange and crackery malt. A bit over bitter.
Decent carbonation level, medium to medium-light body.
A decent APA, but nothing worth seeking out. This bottle was 5 weeks old, may be better fresher.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Echoing other reviews, this was a pleasant surprise, and a great deviation from the typical thin-bodied, watery session IPA. For all intents and purposes, this is a baby-version of Backseat Berner. Lots of citrus, with floral notes; a hint of dank earthiness. The appearance is nothing to write home about, but the body, like I said before, is not your typical session IPA. There's actually the resinous (not the oil slick feel that some breweries try to pass off as resin) feel to it, which is something I come to expect from great IPA's. I'm impressed.

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Photo of Schmuckles
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Smooth, full bodied, slight hop aroma and nice mellow taste. Light in color and slightly cloudy. At 4.6 abv this is a very good session beer.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell - Grapefruit, citrus, slight orange, slight floral notes, biscuity malts
Taste - grapefruit, grapefruit pith, citrus rind, pop of bitterness
Overall - Not the best from Otter Creek but a good overall session ale.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 09-15 into pint glass. Straw-colored; off-white head. Fairly highly carbonated. This is citrus (orange) up front, pine resin next, with a little malt presence and some grapefruit in the finish; not overly bitter, medium mouthfeel. Dry finish. A nice, refreshing summer ale - nothing exceptional though.

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Photo of biegaman
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to name, Over Easy has a golden liquid yolk and comes served with a spongy white casing. Good head retention is a reliable indication of skilled hands and good quality ingredients while the light haziness suggests the likeliness of a recipe designed with a little extra character in mind.

Over Easy smells like breakfast alright but, thankfully, it's not eggs! There's such a citrusy, sharply acidic scent you'd think the brewer squeezed a few bags of oranges into the batch. While the juiciness carries over onto the palate, that drying, pithy, peel-like quality is found in the bouquet alone.

"Crushable" is a popular new buzz word in the beer world. Part of me think it's silly. But another part of me likes it insofar as it effectively gets the point across - some beers you can't help but gobble down and immediately reach for another. At 4.6% and a balanced 40 IBU, this certainly falls into that category.

Another reason for this is that malt is also reserved. Not only does it take a step back to allow flavours of grapefruit, orange and rose petal to shine through but it also means you won't feel bloated after one or two. This is a good quality for a beer that naturally lends itself to hot, sunny weather drinking.

Over Easy is a typical pale ale but an exceptionally well made one. For me that's the most important point. I don't expect this style to reinvent the wheel; I reach for a pale ale when craving balance and straightforward refreshment. In that regard I've got nothing to harp on here. Good stuff!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, refreshing session-type ale.

Looks and smells very good, taste and balance not quite up to promise but not bad. Muted light citrus and grassy flavors, a little more bitter than it should be. Still pretty easy to drink.

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Over Easy from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 419 ratings