Otter Creek Black IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Black IPAOtter Creek Black IPA
861 Ratings
Otter Creek Black IPAOtter Creek Black IPA

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditionally untraditional, Black IPAs—also known as Cascadian Dark Ales or American Black Ales—originated here in Vermont under the auspices of American craft brewing pioneer Greg Noonan. This rich, delicious brew fuses pronounced hop aromas and darkly roasted malts in a style born in the Green Mountains.

60 IBU

Added by jlpower on 10-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A deep brown almost black pour with 2 fingers of fluffy tan head, great lacing and slow dissipation. The aroma is a bit off putting - rust, coconut, soap, coffee.. Definitely intriguing. The flavor is much better thankfully. A mellow arrangement of chocolate, roasted grains and grassy hops. Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation to distinguish it from a stout. A bit too herbal for my preference, but not a bad example of the style by any means.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Somehow, I managed to miss out on reviewing this Black IPA.

Pours a dark brown/black color with a brown head that leaves lacing on my glass. Colorwise, it leans more towards a porter than a stout.

Juicy hop aroma punctuates the nose. A bit of cocoa, dark coffee as well.

Toasty with a weak citrus hop bite. Malt shines through more. Not very memorable.

Ditto for the mouthfeel. It's missing anything other than the remnants of the hops and the toasty malt bill.

I think my tastes either changed over time or I grew tired of this newer style. This bottle came out of a mixed 12 pack bottled in early January. Either way, don't let my opinion stop you from trying this beer. It's a great start for those who wish to explore American Black Ales.

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Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 861 ratings
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