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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPAOtter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#377
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
1,568
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
273
Gots:
263
Trade:
4
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Photo of poohbearzeccola
2.28/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

98? A 98?! Are you kidding me? This is PURE name recognition and hype to get a score so high. I respect what Lawson's is up to but this beer is just NOT good. Bittering is SO OFF and rough and its hot as hell. Found myself with a frown drinking it, especially at that price point. If its going to be more expensive than Heady it better be as tasty...not even close. Will never, EVER buy again.

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Photo of wrightguy01
2.56/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of Y2kbug
2.6/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of Jsmick
2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of ErikVT
2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Not a fan of this beer. I like everything else that Lawsons does but they missed the mark on this one.

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Photo of Travcofarms
3/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -31%

Photo of cshafer7
3/5  rDev -31%

Photo of DBC72
3/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Jkmuller
3.08/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of 44leaves
3.2/5  rDev -26.4%

Photo of OneEyedJack
3.24/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of 05842_Liquids
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of mendonza
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of beefsquatch
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Jtdarden
3.32/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This beer does not live up to the hype.

Aroma is nice and balanced, but unfortunately that is where the balance ends.

This is a very dry DIPA (which I like), but there is a fusel alcohol hotness and the hops do not stand out on their own other that the initial bitterness.

A bit grassy on the finish. Just seems like something is off. Either too warm on fermentation, PH issues, just something seems off.

Hate to say it, but I poured out half way through.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.34/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked 021515 4560/6114 at 42 degrees into snifter
$ 15.99/four pack of 12 ozers at Consumers
Aroma – not detecting any
Head average (2.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, diminishing to
Lacing excellent – wide curtain of small bubbles
Body light orange, hazy
Flavor begins moderately bitter, no distinct flavors, ends chalky. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 2.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.38/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.38/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, big thanks to Mike for sending me this. Initial aromas off the bottle were cat pee, pepper, not bad actually. This shit is spicy! Appearance is hazy orange, decent head, lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma from the glass is oranges and black pepper. Flavor is bitter, alcohol, plastic, pepper, not bad but the smell is better.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown glass bottle courtesy of my friend Collins. Served cold into a snifter. Expectations are high given Lawson's involvement. Notes are briefer than I'd like on account of a less-than-ideal review environment.

HEAD: None. No lacing.

BODY: Unfiltered pale orange-copper of average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated. It's a nice looking lively IPA. I'm looking forward to trying it.

AROMA: Pineapple, pale malts, floral hop character, orange juice. I'm not liking the hop aromatics; maybe this is old?

Aromatic intensity is moderate. No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Follows the aroma, with some untamed juicy hop bitterness poking through the pale malt sweetness in the late second act, ruining the balance. Fresh tangerine is a highlight, indicative perhaps of New World tropical hops. I don't know if this is old or not, but the hop profile is unimpressive - and maybe even restrained. Others at the bottle share not it's malty, but I disagree - I just think the hop profile isn't emphasized/forward enough.

TEXTURE: Medium-bodied, overcarbonated, crisp, smooth, wet, and unrefreshing. Has a biteen of a stale presence on the palate. This texture doesn't elevate the beer as a whole, accentuate specific notes, or harmonize with the taste..

OVERALL: Not the world-class brew I expected from Lawson's - probably one of the best IPA producers in the U.S. - but drinkable and enjoyable for what it is. I'd like to try it fresh on-draught, and would like to revisit it to go into more detail in the future. Glad I got to try it, but definitely far from world-class. Still, it's easily well above average - just disappointing given the brewery.

High B- (3.44)

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Photo of Davygoodtimes
3.44/5  rDev -20.9%

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