OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #385
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,991
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 11.94%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
124
From:
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  24
SCORE
85
Very Good
OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)
Notes: O.C.P. / Oatmeal Crème Pie is the result of a challenge made by Joel Kamp’s wife: “I want a beer that tastes like an oatmeal crème pie.” Through the use of oats, marshmallow stuff, and other highly secret ingredients, O.C.P. was born. Tasting notes: Seriously, it tastes just like an oatmeal crème pie. “You down with O.C.P.?”
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Nass from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the classy looking can art, great use of color. The pour is mahogany brown colored. The taste is sweet marshmallow, oats, cinnamon, & dark berry. The finish & aftertaste is reminiscent of Oatmeal Creme Pie. I agree with the mouth feel being sort of on the thin side. Cheers! B

Friday at 05:58 AM
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Osuchick from Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had OCP for the first time yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised. The taste was great and the smell was wonderful. My husband even tried it and liked it. He’s a diehard Bud Lite fan. We will definitely have it again.

Sep 08, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper colored with a fingernail of beige around a third of the rim. The aroma is of caramel, vanilla, and cinnamon. I taste cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel. The mouth is fairly light and approachable.

Sep 07, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured tan in color with a white head. It almost resembled a glass of root beer.

Smell - The creaminess was evident in the nose, along with oats and sweetness.

Taste - The beer really did taste like creamy oatmeal with spiced raisins. The overall profile was not strong, but it was there enough to make an impression. If the ingredients were turned up a notch, this could be really good.

Mouthfeel - The feel was super thin. This did not help sustain the taste, so it affected the whole score.

Overall - I enjoyed the beer overall, but there is definitely room for improvement.

Aug 04, 2019
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Junior from Michigan

3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On nitro tap. Dark brown with a frothy mocha head.
S-roasted Oats and cream
T-very creamy
F-pretty watery
O-the aroma is the best thing and only redeeming quality of this beer.

Nov 09, 2018
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colts9016 from Idaho

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

OCP, from Pigeon hill I seriously thought this beer was stout.
This beer is a brown ale; therefore, it makes me highly curious. The beer is 43 degrees and served in a pint glass. The gentle pour on the beer produced an off-white one finger head. The head is creamy with poor retention. The head left no lacing on the glass as it dissipated. The color of the beer is SRM 14 a medium dark amber color with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with effervescences.

I thought I would get this Little Debbie creme pie aromas when I popped the can open; furthermore, I just got caramel and toasted malts notes. Additional aromas in the beer are toffee, oats, and yeast.

I tasted oats and caramel first. Additional flavors are sugar, yeast, toasted malt notes, and grass.

The mouthfeel of the beer is thin and fizzy.

The body of the beer is light, medium carbonation, and a light finish.

I have drunk various boutique beers that cater to a particular flavor. I wanted this beer to produce the oatmeal creme flavors. The brown ale needs to go back and get reworked. Then bring the oatmeal creme flavor in with authority.

Oct 31, 2018
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flhTK from Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting yet not overpowering brown ale. Both the missus and I love it.
First let me state that brown ales are amongst my favorite type of beer. We've had this one several times now and found it to be consistently pleasant. Glad to see it more readily available. Just had some last night at a Lumberjacks game. Always a great choice!

Sep 14, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasantly surprised by this beer - not my usual style but I will now definitely try more ABAs. Found this one on tap. Nice dark amber color, minimal head. Faint aromas until right before sipping - delicious notes of oatmeal, malt, brown sugar, cream. Faint hints of spice and only a very faint taste of alcohol. Finishes very clean with thin mouthfeel and nice lingering aftertaste of oatmeal and cream. Absolutely delicious to drink and will look for cans or bottles of this at the local store.

Apr 18, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Today is New Beer Sunday (Week 681) & I am focusing on CANs. I know, shocking, right? The impetus is that I am finishing the CANtents of my Tavour Box #1 since Tavour Box #2 is on its way even as I type. Eeek! I stopped in at The FGBS & bought my stashed backlog & then visited H-n-T, all resulting in a massive amount of CANned beer to be CANsumed as part of The CANQuest (tm). However, for the previous one, this one & the next one, my CANtitude goes to @Mothergoose03 for not only sending me a load of Short's caps to be passed on to a local artist, but also CANcluding some locals in the package! I will be returning the favor! I love MichiCAN & its beers.

From the CAN: "Brewed to Perfection ~ Steeped in Tradition"; "Brewed in Beautiful Muskegon, MI USA"; "Always pure without drugs or poisons"; "Enjoy cold & often"; "Ale with Spices and Oatey Goodness".

Oh man, this speaks to me even before I open it! I love hot cereal & I used to chow on oatmeal & grits just about every day in the Navy. I really disdain sweets, but an oatmeal cream pie is my fave, especially Little Debbie's. I'm getting munchy just thinking about one. Perhaps for tomorrow's lunchbox ...

I began by Crack!ing the CAN open, followed by a nice, slow, gentle Glug. Once acCANplished, a vigorous in-glass swirl was in order. This raised just under two fingers of foamy, rocky, light-tan head with very limited retention. 8=( Was it something that I said? Halitosis? B.O.? Aww. Color was a gorgeous Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was beautifully spiced, loads of cinnamon but also allspice and nutmeg, plus a dark bready sweetness. Mmm. I may go for one of those cookies right after this. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but nothing to get wild about, either. The taste was where it was at! The style is pretty much wide open & so CANything goes, as in this case. I was glad that it was still a chilly day in late-Winter as it might not have been as enjoyable in the summertime. The spices were very evocative of the holidays, but it was still clearly an ABA at its base. I cook a roast in the crock pot every year for Christmas, using beer for liquid. This would do well in that instance with its spices. That is not to say that it was not eminently drinkable, which it was, but I also enjoy cooking with beer. The taste was spicy and bready & was a welcome addition to The CANQuest (tm). Finish was semi-dry, mostly due to the spiciness, but CANterbalanced by the bready malt. Again, better for the winter than the summer, IMHO, but YMMV.

Mar 12, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz can on February 24, 2018. Look is amber with a thin head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is oatmeal, cream and caramel malt. Feel is light to medium in body.

Feb 24, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I tried this beer at Pete's Place in Taylor, MI. The beer poured a clear copper with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of caramel malt. The taste had some sweet bread hints. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was just ok.

Nov 18, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours deep ruby color with thin creme colored head that settles to a thin ring around the glass.

Aroma - mostly light brown sugar, little bit of vanilla and malt. nice roasted malt aroma as well.

Taste - There seems to be some cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and some ginger snap flavor.

Feel - Medium bodied almost a full creamy feel higher than expected carbonation.

Overall - the aroma lacks a little but the taste and feel are pretty good.

Nov 18, 2017
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is spice. Tastes of oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet and creamy oatmeal cookie flavor.

Sep 16, 2017
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely amazing. Served on tap in a shaker pint glass. Dark brown liquid with almost no head. The aroma hits the nose before the glass is to the lips. Sweet, creamy, spiced, and oaty. Some small coffee-and-cream notes. Feel is a little on the thin side. But the flavor is Oatmeal creme pies in a glass, and it's amazing. There's some nutty flavors on the finish, but it's all oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and marshmallow creme. Absolutely fantastic.

Jun 12, 2017
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

$ 2.32 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.193/oz) at The Lager Mill, Frankenmuth, MI.
Undated can at 42 degrees. Served in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter at 42 degrees.
Aroma – sugary and creamy, unpleasant. It lasts the entire glass.
Head large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive pour), tan, low density froth, low retention. Rapidly diminishes to a three mm frothy ring and frothy partial layer. Second pour produces a small (five mm) fizzy head.
Lacing – none.
Body – brown with a red cast, clear.
Flavor – burnt sugar, sweet. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Definitely not my beer.

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.75.

Apr 07, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish brown. Foamy, short, light tan head fades quickly.

Smells malty, oaty, light spice and some cream.

Tastes creamy and oaty. Slight sweetness and some nutty. Fades to a dry finish with a light cream and spice linger. Lighter medium body and smooth lower medium carbonation.

Mar 08, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ruby hued brown with a tall white head and spotty lacing, head fades fast. Oats soaked in mild spice laced with light toffee in the aroma. Sweet toffee, milled oats, white raisin, cinnamon and clove. Light, crisp but not abrasively, clean finish. It's a brown ale, decent execution, good flavor but misses the advertisement.

Dec 16, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can thanks to Steve. Crisp brown pour topped with a small tan head. Mimicking the Little Debbie classic, and not quite nailing it. Still comes off as a decent brown ale, mildly sweet wit ha cinnamon tang.

Jul 04, 2016
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a can of Pigeon Hill's OCP for $2.19 at The Lager Mill. I've never had a beer before from this brewery and this one seems very interesting, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku.

A- The can looks ok, it's a little cheesy looking, but it's also a little eye catching. It poured a nice crimson color and it took on more of an amber color when held to the light and it had a fingers worth of very bubbly tan head that died down to a thin ring that quickly disappeared and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but I wish it had better head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness with the spices being the first to show up and they impart a mixture with a clove and cinnamon like aroma coming through, Up next comes some sweetness with a caramel like aroma and it's followed by the malts with a grainy and caramel malt like aroma. Towards the there's a little bit of a creamy aroma and also weird cardboard aroma. This beer had a decent aroma, but It was a little light and I could go without the cardboard aspects.

T- The taste seems to be a little similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the creamy flavor being the first to show up and it's a little like the frosting filling the middle of the oatmeal cream pie. Up next comes the malts which are a little lighter than they were in the aroma and they are followed by the spices and oat meal flavors which are nice and actually resemble what it's named after. On the finish there's no bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it had a little bit of a chemical like aftertaste with some spices and oatmeal. This is a nice tasting beer, but I could go with out the chemical aftertaste.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, slightly watery, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it wasn't a little watery.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and I thought it was decent for an experimental beer, it's for sure a novelty, the flavors are similar to what it's named after, but it's not something that I really want to keep drinking and it was rough around the edges. This beer didn't have best drinkability, one is enough for me and more than that I would instantly get tired of it. What I like the most about this beer is that flavor is actually like an oatmeal cream pie. What I like the least about this beer is the off flavors, off aromas and drinkability, those aspects held this beer back. I wouldn't buy it again, I'm glad I tried it, but I don't need to revisit it anytime soon. I would recommend it if you really want to try and oatmeal cream pie beer, but it's for not a must try. All in all this beer was ok, but it was far from great and it could use some work. It didn't make for the best first impression for this brewery, but I do like the creativity behind it and I I would say it's pretty close to average for an experimental beer. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.

Jun 10, 2016
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark brown with an off white thin white head.

S - Aroma of brown sugar, cinnamon and oatmeal.

T - The taste is a light amount of brown sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal and some toasted malts.

M - Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel with a smooth finish.

O - A decent beer. The flavors are light and taste like an oatmeal cream pie. Interesting beer.

Jun 09, 2016
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Stevem68 from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color. Aroma is spices and sweet creaminess. Flavor is a lighter version of the nose. Has light nice notes and some creamy oatmeal flavor. Mothfeel is pretty thin. I wish it had more body. Overall interesting with a nice flavor.

May 28, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/12/2016. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, marshmallow cream, toasted oats, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, marshmallow cream, toasted oats, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, marshmallow cream, toasted oats, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and spice flavors; with a good malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, lightly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good spiced brown ale style. All around good balance and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and spice flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This does taste like oatmeal cream pie in flavors; but the flavor and body were lacking a bit, for a 6% beer which includes oats. Still a nicely enjoyable offering, though.

May 08, 2016
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Gymkhana86 from Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not my favorite beer, but it's got a good hearty smooth taste to it. I would not get it again, but this is from personal preference only as I like hoppy beers.

Feb 08, 2015
OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie) from Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 124 ratings