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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
Ratings:
1,567
Reviews:
196
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
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271
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263
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3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my brother is the man for hooking this one up for me, so much hype around it, and finally i get to have a bottle. heavy orange look to it, super heady, sticky looking, and ring lace as it drinks. is beautiful to look at it, moderately cloudy, really bold orange glow. the nose is citrus and honey for me, intense hops, tropical fruit, orange peel, mango, passion fruit, mowed lawn, and a sturdy but background barley malt base. the flavor is just like the nose, layers of intense fruit and pungent hops. some galaxy or citra or the like here in big proportion. i think the abv is perfect for the style too, but enough to do what its supposed to, but not large enough to show though at all, not distracting or even really all that visible here. long hoppy finish is quite in line with the west coast style, less delicate than the other vermont ipas that i love, but i think equally well put together. frothy feel, pretty dry, very bubbly, round, complete. one of the better big ipas ive had this year honestly, nothing i would change about it. i think i expected it to be a little more like the other hoppy lawson beers, and its something else entirely. definitely worth picking up or trading for though if these are your horse.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -20.2%
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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a nonic a hazy burnt orange with some chunky's and floaties swirling,a thick lacy off white head atop.The only slight drawback to this beer is that the aromas are not as assertive to me as they should be,I get some sticky citric hops mainly.Sweet,citric,and sticky hops dominate the flavor profile with more sugary-like sweetness underneath to go along with caramel.It sounds sweeter than maybe what it is,it's hop goodness in that sticky not bitter form.A standout NE DIPA from two great brewer's,top notch.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong citrus and caramel sweetness. The hops bitterness however maintains its strength rather continuously. The malt character is hearty and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style. This is an excellent 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For some reason, I passed on this when I saw it in VT, but I was able to pick up a bottle at Pin's when I came back home.

Golden-amber pour into a Lawson's pils glass, hazy, with a rocky white head that sank to a thick ringlet and held there, lacing the glass slightly. Zesty citrus aroma, fresh and crisp, backed by a solid malt base. The taste was a bit lacking in comparison to the nose, but still good of course. Pithy hops, ample bitterness, not as fresh as the aroma led me to believe, light ammonia, some chewy pale malts bringing in a caramel sweetness. Medium body, middle of the road carbonation. Good overall.

Really it came off exactly as I'd expect from a collab between these two breweries, accurately melding the elements I'd expect from each. Love the bottle artwork too, so that one's staying in the graveyard.

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