Double Dose IPA
Otter Creek Brewing

Double Dose IPADouble Dose IPA
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From:
Otter Creek Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 8.29%
Ratings:
1,574
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 14, 2020
Added:
Sep 26, 2013
Wants:
  271
Gots:
  263
SCORE
96
World-Class
Double Dose IPADouble Dose IPA
Notes: Collaboration with Lawson's Finest Liquids

The Green Mountain landscape is dotted with breweries that have established Vermont as one of the premier beer destinations in the World. We pack a lot into our little state— abundant local foods, great music, natural beauty and amazing beer. Vermonters know the finest things in life are best enjoyed with good buds. Friends and brewers Sean Lawson and Mike Gerhart have teamed up to create a beer that features the best qualities of each brewery.
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4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
 
5 by pavpav12 from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2020
 
4.28 by Phil9250 from New Hampshire on Jan 02, 2019
 
4.43 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
 
4.21 by zotzot from Vermont on Dec 16, 2017
 
3.58 by valence from Vermont on Dec 11, 2017
 
4.24 by JoeK89 from Massachusetts on Jul 14, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was fairly clingy with ringy foaminess gracing the sides of the tulip. The smell started off with dried pine, dried mango, bitter orange rind, light honey, and a sticky sweet papaya to balance. The taste had a pure bittersweet bliss running into the previously mentioned flavors and slapping around the hops creating the flavor on into the aftertaste in a fairly sticky sweet to bitter fashion. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice semi-sticky bittersweet hoppiness clinging nicely to my tongue. Overall, this was a really nice DIPA that I would definitely have again.

Jun 10, 2017
 
4.25 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2017
 
4.14 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2017
 
4.25 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Jan 12, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Yanks017 from New Hampshire

very dry finish

Jan 09, 2017
 
4.53 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2017
 
4.5 by smcel371 from New York on Dec 31, 2016
 
4.25 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2016
 
4 by thisXwar from New York on Dec 18, 2016
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3.44/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by FBarber from Illinois

2016 release.

Pours orange with a thin white head that dissipates steadily. Sticky white lacing and some spotty white foam is left on the top of the beer. Beer is full of floating chinky particles suspended in the beer. It looks pretty gross.

Beer aroma is very dank, lots of pine, sap and grapefruit. Malty backbone. There is a soapy character to the aroma.

Taste has some notes of grapefruit and pine - very bitter. Tons of dank grass, sap and pine on the backend. Not much malt is noted in the taste.

Feel is standard for the style. Medium carbonation. nothing special.

Overall this is just an odd beer. I really can't get past the fact that the beer is full of chunky particles. It just looks gross. The taste is extremely bitter - up there with the most bitter of west coast style IPAs. To me, this is an ok beer - certainly nothing world class. But hey, its got the name recognition going (covering) for it.

Dec 15, 2016
 
4.24 by TechTriumph from Virginia on Dec 06, 2016
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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the growler purchased at the WRJ Co-Op, it pours a moderately dark amber with a nice head. Lots of floral notes in the nose. Malt and a slight bitterness in the mouth. Good IPA!

Dec 01, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

12oz bottle dated 9/21/16.

Pours cloudy gold with lots of chunks. Moderate head and retention. Aromatics are surprisingly subdued given the hype train and rarity on this one. Pine and some tropical fruit that you really have to get your nose down into the glass to find. Medium bodied and crisp. Bitter hops on the palate with barely a trace of malt. Pine and grapefruit pith with a lingering, building bitterness. Finishes bitter with lots of grapefuit pith.

Finally tracked this down after three years and I'm pretty underwhelmed. Heavy on the bitterness and light on the hops in the nose and palate.

Nov 30, 2016
 
4.33 by BubbleBobble from New York on Nov 29, 2016
 
4.21 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Nov 29, 2016
 
4.19 by Buddance from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2016
 
4.25 by MidwestBA from Illinois on Nov 26, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AndrewMichael from Virginia

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip style glass. Hazy, orange color, and great citrusy aroma. Great collaboration between the two breweries, and I was excited to try a beer from Lawson's, which definitely represents well in this beer. Dank double IPA!

Nov 15, 2016
 
4.46 by JKasten988 from New Jersey on Nov 14, 2016
 
4.24 by JCarson410 from Maryland on Nov 14, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by seedyone from New York

From bottle at home. Dated 092116. Kind of pricey. Nice autumnal orange in color. Thick creamy head benefited from a swirl of the last 20% swirled to pour. Head thickened & held some of the sediment intensifying the flavors.

Big fruit on the hops. Some citrus, some peachy & a tiny piney. Very unctuous & full bodied. The taste is complex & very enjoyable, so I'll save the parsing to others.

Not an everyday beer for me, but a real treat.

Nov 13, 2016
 
4.12 by dental from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by gcasher from Pennsylvania

They made a hammer of an East Coast style IPA. Dank, bitter, and malty. I like it. Pucker up. Disclaimer: 12 oz bottle. 1 1/2 months old. Maybe different if fresher?

Nov 12, 2016
 
4.44 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2016
 
4.23 by Beerbom from California on Nov 08, 2016
 
4.07 by clake from Vermont on Nov 06, 2016
 
3.99 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Nov 06, 2016
 
4.06 by theblackrook from Colorado on Nov 05, 2016
 
3.5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2016
 
4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia on Nov 04, 2016
 
4.25 by rossracing from Illinois on Nov 03, 2016
 
4.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 02, 2016
Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1574 ratings