OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie) | Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

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OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie)

Brewed by:
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of Junior
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of colts9016
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of travelguy
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flhTK
4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
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!

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Rostie
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cprunick75
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Z-man
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpw302
3.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clager
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmayfield
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.95/5  rDev -22%
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.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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OCP (Oatmeal Creme Pie) from Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 109 ratings