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Otter Creek Black IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

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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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Ratings: 861 |  Reviews: 270
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into Belgian goblet.
A- As dark as you can get and not be black, head is medium tan lacing is good.

S- Roasted malts, not very malty, hops take a back seat.

T- Roast malt flavor, but not overly so, needs more hops to be an IPA in my book.

M-Medium mouthfeel, carbonation a bit high.

O- Beer was good and nothing was wrong with it. I could not call it an IPA needs more hops.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is better than most, a rich and decadent brew, now available year-round. it has a nice chalky dark brown color to it with a fluffy lighter brown head and a nose of chocolate malts, cocoa, bitter hops, and oatmeal. the hops balance but do not dominate as they usually do in this style, and I find this to be a real nicely put together beer, very approachable. my palate is greeted by warming chocolate notes from the malt long before I get any hops, which in the end turn out to be more bitter than flavorful, which I think works well with the dark roasted barley. full bodied creamy feel to this, thick and delicious, down easy for what it is. one of otter creeks better beers, I was impressed by this one from the first sip.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A solid black IPA, which is a style I don't find nearly as often as I'd like...

Pours a clear, near-black with auburn highlights at the edge of the glass and an impressive amount of cappuccino-coloured foam. Excellent retention and decent lacing; a good looking beer. For me the aroma is its weakest element; a rather flat "caramelized dark malt" with only a hint of the hops that are more evident in the taste. The flavour has much more depth, with early malt sweetness entering a wider spectrum of roasted dark malts before an impressive coffee bean and hop bitterness in the finish. That lingers...

None of the tropical fruit tones which I typically associate with "Cascadian" and this style, but enough going on that I'll definitely buy it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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