Free Flow IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

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4.08/5
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283 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ichorNet on 10-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,021
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
283
pDev:
7.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Hughespjh
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Karenremom
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heymecalvy
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has strong citrus aromas highlighted by grapefruit. There are hints of tropical fruits and cantaloupe. There are low levels of orange and slight hints that are grainy sweet.

Taste: The strong citrus and grapefruit is apparent in the flavor with the grainy sweetness being a little be more prominent.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a slightly creamy mouthful. It has moderately high bitterness.

Overall, a very citrusy IPA with a decent amount of bitterness.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ExtraStout
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden brew, fairly clear and lively, with a decent amount of white head. The aroma is peppery, green, and a touch fruity. Galaxy hops scream at you in a way only they can. The palate is very similar, and the incredible hop load is really showcased atop an otherwise bland and dry biscuity malt base. Pine resin, grapefruit and orange, pepper and spice, leafy herbs; it's like sucking straight from the bine. Very lively and drinkable mouthfeel, leaning toward an APA.

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Photo of jay25mac
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanm3850
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccryder
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this can chilled poured in a mug.

The color starts golden clear but sediment is added in the liquid from the bottom of the can adding haze. The smell is good with a tropical/citrus aroma and subtle yeast fruitiness. The feel is very bitter with mild sweetness and low astringency with a dry finish and lingering bitter quality with moderate carbonation throughout.

The taste is lemon zest and grassy with a slight bitter and tannin quality with slight citrus flavor from the hops with almost no malt in the taste lingering lemongrass earthy and bitter finish. Overall this is a pretty intense west coast dry IPA with average drinkability for the style but lacks subtlety it is all hop bitterness and mild hop flavor.

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Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dlos
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-gold color with 1 finger head poured into tulip glass. Foamy head hangs around a bit leaving a fair amount of lacing on glass. Fruity and hoppy on the nose. Taste a bitter orange and grapefruit flavor smoothed by the oats while drinking but has a lingering bitterness in the finish. Fairly easy to drink and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of wfreitag
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schuntin
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

best deal in town

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Photo of cb750honda
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OntheLambic
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmacmill77
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an exceptional beer. It is smooth, and delicious.

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Photo of Larueminati
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, dated 10/11/17

pours a hazy light yellow golden color, big fluffy bright white head. good lacing and head retention. fruity hop aroma - peach, berry, lemongrass. very light malt flavor, but a lingering bitterness in the finish. medium bodied, pleasant mouthfeel.

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Photo of CJRubes
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Free Flow IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 283 ratings