Free Flow IPA
Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #711
Ranked #8,034
4.06 | pDev: 7.64%
Mar 18, 2022
Oct 13, 2016
Free Flow IPAFree Flow IPA
Notes: Hazy in color, smooth by nature and free flowing by choice.

The newest, freshest IPA from the OCB Crew, Free Flow IPA is full of Falconer's Flight, Citra and Galaxy hop goodness with a hit of oats thrown in the mash to create smooth, hazy profile.
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mnrider from Connecticut

12oz. Can ---- 2 Months Fresh

A: Hazed bright yellow/orange with a darkening towards the center. One finger of creamy white head. Nice retention with watery lacing.

S: Dark fruits. Papaya. More citrus flavors. Orange...grapefruit.

T/M: Smooth and creamy with a slight bitterness. Citrus fruits. A little pine and harsher hop flavors. Pretty well balanced with a medium feel. Aftertaste is on the dry side. I feel everything is kind of subdued and safe.

O: Good IPA. Tastes nice with the usual flavors for this style. Nothing that special stands out. Easy to drink. Another solid IPA from Otter Creek.


Mar 18, 2022
4.25 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Mar 18, 2022
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Oct 02, 2021
4 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire on Jul 05, 2021
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jul 02, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned 8/17/20, so not too fresh.

L---Hazy/murky gold color. Frothy white head that had good retention and left really nice lacing. Some floaters of yeast or whatever.

S---Sweet & fruity with a discernable maltiness.

T---Grapefruit & orange backed up by strong maltiness.

F---Medium body with ok carbonation.

O---Probably would've been a lot better fresh. Thank you Wegman's in Warrington, PA for selling such out of date beer.

May 03, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

The hazy, bright gold color was instantly promising. As was the white foamy two-finger head--looking like a fluffy cloud. Crisp and bright thanks to a 3-hop attack and inclusion of oats in the mash, this IPA is juicy and delightful with a dry finish. Go with the Flow!

Mar 23, 2021
3.89 by jameswaldo from New York on Mar 11, 2021
3.83 by robebo44 from Virginia on Mar 10, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sethmeister from New Hampshire

From 12 oz can from a mixed 12 pack. Canned marked 11/17/20 6557B

Pours into my tulip a cloudy gold with a creamy ecru head. Good retention and plenty of fluffy lace.

Scent is tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus and pine resin.

Taste is tropical fruit with a solid malt backbone of biscuit with a hint of caramel. There is also grapefruit, lemon and lime. Solid bitterness on the finish with a touch of resin.

Mouth is juicy with a fine effervescence.

Considering this beer is 4 months old and only 6% abv this is quite impressive. Lots of hop flavors and aromas, good feel and a bracing bitter finish.

Feb 14, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A beautiful pour of two 12 oz. cans into a clear glass liter mug provides a look at a golden amber and slightly hazy IPA. A head of dense white foam completely fills the space not occupied by the ale. The aroma is close to the appearance in its loveliness. It's piney in a fresh and crisp way. Now, a tremendous amount of glass lacing appears where the head has receded. Highly anticipated, the taste doesn't quite live up to the appearance. This is far from being a bad brew, it's actually good. The overall taste doesn't bring very much of the piney hops that the nose witnessed. Its body feels lighter to the tongue than the lacing indicated would come. Still, it's a good ale, almost a hybrid between a standard American IPA and the New England variety.

Jan 06, 2021
3.69 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Moderate head but it provides decent streaky lace.

Half bitter and half floral. There's a light bubblegum sweetness in the background. The combination is intriguing with a bittersweet, in equal measure, presence.

The taste is far more dry and the hop bitterness is stronger and more neutrally bitter. The body fits the style and the carbonation does the same. This beer is relatively easy to drink and even though it largely bitter, it's not extreme. There are elements of apricot in the flavor.

Oct 17, 2020
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on Aug 16, 2020
3.54 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Aug 06, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 03, 2020
4.24 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Jul 27, 2020
4.18 by jdow117 from Ohio on Jun 08, 2020
3.92 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2020
4.31 by Mattd56 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2020
4 by avisong from Virginia on Apr 16, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at home due to the ongoing pandemic.
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appears, hazy orange with a nice foamy head that settled in to a thin white cap with a little sticky lacing.
Smells citrusy orange sweet, grapefruit, slightly piney.
Taste follows the nose only more intense, downright tangy.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style, more like a NEIPA.
Overall nice beer for the style and I would definitely order again.

Apr 11, 2020
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2020
3.45 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2020
3.82 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2020
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4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Beery_Sanders from Rhode Island

I absolutely love Free Flow IPA. I live in RI and this is my only consistent go-to beer. I always get a 4 pack of something new and different and a 12 pack of free flow. I very rarely have had a beer that I have gone back to more than 3 or 4 times. I feel like this is the best reasonably priced best tasting IPA offering on the market today.

Jan 10, 2020
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2019
4.03 by Wellgoose12 from New York on Nov 27, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rktrat from Massachusetts

Tasty otter, I'm raising the points on second try. The flavor and feel are warranting of the already outstanding reviews

Nov 21, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

12oz can into an IPA glass

Look: A hazy, golden orange/amber with a finger-width soapy white head that settles into a thin cap, leaving sticky, fine lacing behind.
Smell: Mostly zesty citrus on the nose, grapefruit, orange/rind, pineapple, peach and pine.
Taste: Follows the nose but more intense. Grapefruit and orange zest leads into tropical fruit and a bright peachy stone fruit note. Finishes earthy and dry with some piney resin.
Feel: Medium bodied, small bubbles and good carbonation. Slightly soft finish.
Overall: A great IPA featuring the juicy citrus and tropical fruits that made more modern IPA profiles popular, with the resinous pine finish that made IPAs a hit to begin with.

Nov 16, 2019
4 by dbauer from California on Oct 30, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

Look: hazy, dark gold. Formed head disappeared and not much lacing.

Smell: slight citrus

Taste: citrus up front, pineapple, tastes like the "C" hops, pleasant, nice light carbonation

Feel: light, smooth, not over carbonated like mass produced beers

Overall: goes great with a sandwich, by itself, the hops are quite forward.

Sep 21, 2019
4 by R11415 from New York on Sep 09, 2019
3.25 by erlenmeyer from Maine on Aug 14, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-amber-orange tap pour with a thin white cap. The aroma is lightly citrus with some sweet malt. The flavor is full with tangerine and a bit of mango and pine. The mouthfeel is smooth. -very good

Aug 12, 2019
4.31 by Terrysbmw from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2019
3.95 by DJA-Boston from Massachusetts on Jul 19, 2019
3.94 by andrew8626 from Minnesota on Jul 19, 2019
3.67 by O-Meg from New York on Jun 22, 2019
3.73 by Arg914 from New York on Jun 22, 2019
Free Flow IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
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