Otter Creek Hop Session Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Hop Session AleOtter Creek Hop Session Ale
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of jneiswender
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer out of a Bottle into a Pint glass. Served cool.

Very nice sunset yellow appearance and a white head

Smells very sweet and floral

Slightly hoppy in relation to the mall nothing overpowering

Medium to light mouth feel

This is not a bad beer per se however doesn't seem to be hopped enough with American hops. I just don't get the sense it's a good fit style-wise

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

3.75 A: Moderately hazed yellow brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good and a decent amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pleasantly hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Neutral maltiness with a touch of yeasty breadiness. Good.

3.75 T: Pretty much tastes like the nose. Floral and citrus hop flavor. Mild bitterness. Neutral malts and a touch of yeast. Super refreshing.

4.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very nice creaminess.

4.0 D: Tasty and super easy to drink. Very good beer.

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Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle; clear golden orange, a bit cloudy with lots of carbonation. Thick white fluffy head leaving lots of rocky lacing. Smell is sweet, dank hops with some clean, bready malt in the background. Smells like the perfect pale ale in my opinion. Taste confirms that status for the most part; clean, slightly crackery malts with a slight citrus hop flavor and twang of bitterness over the wet finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-thin. Could be a tiny bit hoppier; I know it's a pale ale but it does have Hop in the name. Still great though!

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Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Phillyz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A strong raging effervesce lies within a dark orange body. Nice suspension of micro-floaties. The head is a healthy and sturdy 2+ fingers in heigth, foamy, with an eggshell white tone. Tons of thick, spongy lacing provides a generous coverage rate on the vessel.

S: Lemon meringue, sweet, with some tangerines lies over a pilsner scented malting. Level is modest, pale like, with some dry rose petals and a flowery fade.

T: Flowery hops, dry grainy pilsner like malting. Flowery orange, soft citrus, some wheat. As it warms it shows some dry floury character. Yes floury, not flowery for the record.

M: Mouthful is malty, smooth textured, dry with some citrusy orange and wheat fade.

O: Overall smooth, sessionable, with just the right amount of hop appeal to bring some respect with out overstaying its welcome after a few.

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Photo of jamesewelch
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Rheaume17
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ejane
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of poop_brew
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a nice golden yellow with good lacing and a bit of haze.

S - a fruity arrangement with a nice hop finish.

T - as it says on the bottle it's "a bouquet of hops". Extremely drinkable.

M - a crisp hop finish. Wonderful.

O - a truly sessionable hop ale with a great taste. I'd recommend this to everyone looking for a tasty hoppy summer beverage.

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Photo of Tom_Gilman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of patrick802
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wedge
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Foggy golden color with a small, creamy head. Floral, grassy, and zesty hop aromas covering just a touch of biscuity pale malt. There's a nice pungency to the overall earthiness. The flavor is fresh, leafy, spicy, and citrusy. Lightly fruity and oily with a cracker malt foundation. A nice little APA here with a less mainstream hoppiness, which I enjoy. Bitter and snappy. Light enough to enjoy a few with ease.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of brewcifix
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of victor19nyc
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hphilip456
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jbeervt
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of dbc5
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tnbeatty
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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