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

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Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

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.

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Reviews: 186 | Ratings: 1,525
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 09/21/16

Pours hazy cloudy amber orange with loads of floating sediment, and a creamy frothy off-white foam head. Smells like juicy peaches, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit pith, orange peel, guava, papaya, some bready caramel malt, with dank earthy herbal grass and resinous pine. Tastes like juicy apricot, peaches, pineapple, grapefruit pith, orange peel, guava, papaya, bready caramel malts, with dank earthy herbal grass and bitter resinous pine. Feels medium-full bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice double IPA.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reddish orange pour, hazy with a healthy amount of sediment. Nice lacing, head deflates after the first few sips but rests above the beer. Smells like raisin, blood orange, stonefruit; an herbal note after a few whiffs. Tastes like an autumnal fruit salad with some champagne vinaigrette on top. Malt definitely prominent but not the slightest bit overboard. Nice effort from these two brilliant Vermont minds!

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Photo of daudelin2000
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had this beer the past 3 times it's been released. This review is for the 2016 version.

Pours a deep orange color with off white head. Medium haze with LOTS of sediment floating around.

Aroma is restrained. Some citrus, some pine, some malt sweetness. Overall, not overwhelmingly aromatic.

Taste is also restrained. I get some citrus and some pine with CRAZY amounts of bitterness that lingers long after the swallow. Mouthfeel is pretty thick, but not off putting.

Overall, this is probably my least favorite of the Double Doses I've had the past few years. I like bitter beers, but the bitterness with this beer overwhelms in my opinion. This beer reminds me more of an Otter Creek beer than a Lawson's beer if that makes any sense.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 2-week-old bottle, pours a hazy orange that's thick, almost sludgy, with particulate. Small, off-white head leaves decent lacing. Not a whole lot on the nose--some orange, grapefruit and pine, with a bit of malt coming in. Taste is pretty powerful grapefruit pith and pine resin. Huge, almost crushing bitterness, which I happen to love. Feel is substantial but very drinkable, just right for the style. Overall, a powerful and very tasty brew, but don't plan on being able to taste anything else after this one.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

really excited to try this collaboration for the first time! slightly hazy golden orange appearance, tons of floaters in my glass and no surprise since theres a thick layer of sludge visible at the bottom of the bottle. heavy carbonation is apparent and a solid white head with good retention and some spots of lace.

aromas of pine, orange, mango, pineapple, lemon, grass, minty note, malty sweetness. predominate note on the palate is pine, well complimented by some sharp citrus notes, getting definite grapefruit and lemon zest, hints of orange and a nice herbal green note. mouthfeel is adequate. overall this one is decent but a bit of a letdown in my book.

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Photo of j_d_b
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Had at brewery in a snifter.

Amber; lightly hazy and low, fluffy white head

Aroma is of fresh hops, not super aromatic overall

Mouthfeel is great. perfect thickness and level of carbonation. Not micro bubbles but some bitterness in the carbonation.
Light on the finish

Not super strong flavor upfront aside form a bit of bitterness with the bubbles. Fresh hops are strong on the finish. Some light malt but not much.

Finish is all hop. A little sweetness too and tastes very fresh. Darker and more malt than a lot of NE DIPAs

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy, dark orange color. Minimal head.
Citrus aroma. Some floral notes. A hint of caramel malt.
Big taste. Grapefruit and more grapefruit. Some light pine. Caramel as an afterthought.
Very hop forward. Delightful beer.

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Photo of anonymoose
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a hazy dark orange color. The aroma is mostly muted with hints of malt and tropical fruits. The taste is sweet up front, followed by citrus, big herbal notes, and piney bitterness. Would have liked to have it fresher but not bad.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking burnt/bronzed orange color with a slim finger-ed white lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell started off with a sweet onion bursting into some light grapefruit and a sweet freshly cut grass blending to invade and agitate my nose in a nice way. A graceful amount of malts make an effort to balance but honestly, they do a good job to stay in the background.
The taste was moderately bitter with an ample amount of sweet citrus to slide into the aftertaste and then glide into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a purely graceful burst of bitter hops to glide along my tongue in streams of bliss. Still a nice set of bitter IBU's kicking at my tongue just the way I want it for a DIPA.
Overall, this was my last bottle and you know what, yeah, so awesome, looking forward to next year's batch.

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Photo of Kraj30
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pretty solid IIPA. Mix of East and West Coast-

Look is a slightly hazy orange- smell is fresh cut grass, herbs and citrus..

taste is a slightly bitter but tons of fresh hops flavor.. could be a little thicker in mouthfeel but a solid beer all the way around..

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Photo of Stolenface1
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden/amber color with nice head. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel and pine. Smells great. Flavor is almost identical to aroma, not super complex but very solid and balanced with a touch more crystal malt than some of its New England cousins. Mouthfeel is lightest end of medium-light and perfect amout of carbonation to let the malt shine through with the hops. Great beer, I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - A glowing honey/amber'ish color, completely hazed, awesome looking!
Smell - Pineapple, mango, pine, grapefruit, slight hints of booze
Taste - Grapefruit, pithy, citrus, earthy, pine needles, dank

Overall - Love Otter Creek......Love Lawson's....it only makes sense that I love Double Dose. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

It's a hazy orange color with very active small-bubble carbonation and it has a bit of sediment. The 2F tinted white head drops to a heavy film and never leaves, web lacing, durable. That look alone may not rate a 5, but I am partial to the name "Double Dose", so a 5 it is.

Initially sweet from the open bottle but the pour tempers that notion. It remains slightly candied, like the smell of Jolly Rancher candy. There are tropical fruits, citrus, orange zest, and some alcohol as it warms.

More fruits, tropical, grapefruit and more orange. Slight pine and alcohol. Sturdy malt taste.

Full and silky smooth feel. Good carbonation action. Hop zing, not bitter. Some alcohol. Strong citrus hop finish.

Overall I like it and I'm glad to have found it fresh here in Jersey. I'd guess that any hop fade would detract greatly from the beer.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a brilliant orange color with a three finger head into a large tulip glass. Smells of orange citrus and fresh grasses on the nose. This is a wonderful citrus explosion upon tasting the beer. Clean and wonderful. Feel is smooth and easy to drink. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of Jtdarden
3.32/5  rDev -23.1%
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 Jmamay22
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange in that New England IPA kind of way. Nice fluffy orange tinted head that leaves gobs of lacing. Slightly dank scent. Pine and grapefruit at more at the forefront. Slightly sweet alcohol scent.

Flavor begins with a piney bitterness. Progresses to a blossoming citrus flavor that turns into sweet orange peel. Really nice, but a linger slightly acrid bitterness gives a mildly negative impression. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Good beer, but I enjoyed Lawson's solo efforts more.

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Photo of epyon396
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright lemon and hop nose, nice amount of piney aroma. I want an air freshener like this.

Taste is piney and resinous with a less pronounced lemon/citrus character than in the nose, but still present. Satisfying hop bite. No overpowering malts.

Medium body. Lower carbonation than expected.

Overall a delicious brew. What a nice surprise to find on the menu.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was kinda let down by this beer. The nose is okay, super dank and piney, and the taste is quite similar. Just a bunch of pine and dank hops with a very bitter finish. Nothing really special though. If your looking for a dank beer , this will do just fine.

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Photo of epoole3
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer; top notch. Near perfect balance; great play between the malts and hops, with a memorable finish. Unfortunately, the limited availability and hype perpetuate out of control price gouging by package store owners. Some places were looking at $28 for a 12-pack. OC and Lawson's should get a handle on this, because it's a beautiful beer.

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Photo of joberlander
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great tropical aroma but the taste doesn't follow. A lot of hoppiness that follows in the after taste. Good dipa but definitely not worth the price or the hype.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.34/5  rDev -22.7%
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 brewme
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely Brewtiful! Lived this beer, although eighteen dollars a four pack is obscene. In any csse, exceptional beer, does not at all taste like a DIPA

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Photo of ChrisP802
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was rather disappointed with this beer. I was excited to check out a Lawson's blend, maybe the otter creek guys ruined it. I don't know
Pour - nice orangey haze with a white head
Smell - orange, pine
Taste - hops, piney, citrus
Overall - I don't know what exactly I was tasting, but it wasn't anything special. it almost tasted like a SOS mixed with a lager

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Photo of jageraholic
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled a month ago, served in a spiegelau ipa glass.

A: golden orange, fluffy white head.

S: orange marmalade, pine, lemon biscuit. Little mint.

T: deep resiny orange. Pine, lemon. Sweet malts. Citrus rind. Little earthy.

M: creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good carb level.

O: damn good. Great blend of hops used. Great mouthfeel. Price is steep, but would probably buy it again.

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Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours cloudy with a honey color and capped impressively; excellent retention and a curtain of lacing lingers

Smell: Tropical aromatics waft; slightly dank with a hint of toffee

Taste: Toffee malt lays down the base, with the hops quickly taking over, tropical and dank, up front, but the finish is astringent; aspirin-like in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was expecting something quite different and am having a hard time understanding the hype machine here; maybe it is this year's batch but the beguiling hop profile I was hoping for is not apparent in this beer

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