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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
Ratings:
1,568
Reviews:
197
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Wants:
272
Gots:
262
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Ratings: 1,568 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of Happyyb
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.45/5  rDev -20%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +3.5%
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 Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daudelin2000
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
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 skaboom420
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JeffKowalek
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuccoFan
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdogg214
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holly1215
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -1.4%
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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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,568 ratings.
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