Wolaver's India Pale Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
81
good
600 Ratings
Wolaver's India Pale AleWolaver's India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This robust India Pale Ale follows British tradition by using bountiful amounts of fresh hop cones to produce a crisp clean character; blending Magnum, Crystal and Hallertauer hops with generous amounts of Munich and Carmel malt.

Added by stirgy on 09-07-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
600
Reviews:
285
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 600 |  Reviews: 285
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hurricanes56dan
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuffMan23
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Syncro-Vox
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StrangerTides
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFD400
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fank2788
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
This very unfiltered beer ends up quite hazy in the glass with a dull copper color and an off white head that laces nicely. The smell is dominated by light floral and grassy hop notes with a base of crystal and biscuit malt. While on the tip of the tongue, caramels and biscuity malt shine through but are quickly replaced by a strong bitter character that doesn't come with much in the way of hop flavor other than perhaps some floral spice. At the finish this is quite puckeringly bitter which lingers nicely inviting the next sip. Moderate to high carbonation and the lack of an overly sweet malt character make this lively in the mouth. Overall this is a pretty good English IPA, quite different from the more common American style that we've all grown so accustomed to. It is nice to get a taste of something a little different like this every once in a while to remind you how IPAs started out.

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4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Different label than shown "Fine Organic Ales" now on the label. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Really enjoyed the flavor and smell.

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3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Too smooth for the contemporary IPA scene; traditional and very good, but without the cheerful finish that I like in any IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Wolaver's India Pale Ale from Otter Creek Brewing
3.55 out of 5 based on 600 ratings.
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