Otter Creek Hop Session Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Hop Session AleOtter Creek Hop Session Ale

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed by the Otter Creek brewers who were looking for an easy sipper after a long shift, Hop Session lies somewhere between a Pale Ale and IPA. A bouquet of hop varieties complement a rich blend of malts, making this brew highly drinkable with a distinct, West Coast hop flavor and aroma.

35 IBU

Added by Brad007 on 10-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of fscottkey
2.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Transparent yellowish pour - with a tiny head. The bubbles, on the head, are large and disappear quickly.

S: I am getting some kind of fruit - but not anything tropical like I'd expect. It is more of a kiwi smell (fruit not the flightless bird). I also smell maple syrup.

T: Slightly fruity with a mildly bitter finish.

M: appropriate for this style. Good carbonation and body.

O: This is very middle of the road. Nothing noteworthy to make it stand out. Not one to seek out - but not bad.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in a nonic. Pours a sunny, orange-gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a frothy, latte-like half inch bright white head. Nose expresses citrus rind, a noble hops presence and some earthiness. Taste is a bit on the dull side - grainy/husk-like with a hint of citrus fruit and earthiness at the back. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a hint of acidity. Overall, not a bad beer but there's not much flavor - nonetheless, a decent session beer that would probably standout on-cask.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Otter Creek Hop Session Ale from Otter Creek Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 379 ratings.
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