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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
In the Green Mountains, the 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. Vermonter’s know the finest things in life are best enjoyed with good buds. Friends and brewers Shawn Lawson and Mike Gerhart have teamed up to create a beer that features the best qualities of each brewery.

Lawson, the bold adventurous brewer of Lawson’s Finest Liquids has earned a reputation for top-notch IPAs and award-winning maple beers. Fans flock to central Vermont in search of Lawson’s small-batch bottled creations and to enjoy his draught beer to select handful of your bars at a select handful of beer bars and restaurants. Gerhart is a rising-star of the Green Mountain beer scene. With a polished background at some of the most prestigious breweries in United States, his hard work and commitment to excellence can be tasted every batch of Otter Creek beer.

Otter Creek and Lawson’s Finest have gone to the great lengths to deliver the highest quality beer includes water from each brewery, locally sourced specialty malt, and a dose of freshly harvested Vermont hops. This collaboration creation combines the talents of the two brewers into the uniquely delicious Double Dose IPA--brewed in the spirit of friendship, fun and really great beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1417) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Bière orange dégustée en fût au Vermont. La bière dans le verre est très attirante: le liquide est moyennement voilé et du fond de mon verre émanent de superbes bulles qui remontent à vive allure vers la surface obstruée de cette mousse blanche, généreuse et éternelle. De magnifiques lacings décoraient mon verre à telle enseigne que François Moisan qui devait prendre le volant peu après, convoitait terriblement mon verre... Arômes de pin, de résine, de conifères, de feuilles de fougère et de mousse après la pluie. L’alcool est présent mais sa présence ne m’incommode pas. Le liquide accuse une certaine rondeur en bouche; rondeur que j’avais anticipée en faisant tournoyer le liquide dans le verre. Celui-ci était annonciateur d’une belle (trop belle?) densité. Collante au fond de la gorge, cette bière se déguste joliment bien!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
Une IPA orange avec mousse un peu beige et accrocheuse. Au nez, tropiques et effets boréals. Invitant! Au goût, des aiguilles de conifères, des herbes, des fleurs, du gazon, du gingembre, des épices, des agrumes et quelques autres fruits qui poussent dans des pays lointains et/ou qui poussent à proximité et qui peuvent avoir un noyau en plein cœur. Une base maltée assez solide, mielleuse et caramélisée, biscuité et toasté. En bouche, une sensation agréable avec un corps crémeux et modérément touché par les bulles. Une finale tranchante d’amertume sur les herbes et les pamplemousses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - OCT 2, 2015
Hazy amber with a thick white head. Piney aroma. Flavor is strong pine with a resin finish. Wife: 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2015
The aroma is dank, pine, earth, citrus. The flavor is earth, pine, citrus, flowers, caramel. Hop forward, and a mixed blast of hops. The appearance is hazy amber, white head. The finish is pine, floral. Thick in body. Nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
On tap at Ballpark Brew Bash in Buffalo, NY. Wasn’t sure what to expect as I’ve been let down by Otter Creek beers in the past, but this was very solid. Bright clean heavy citrus IPA. Just a great hop punch all throughout. You can tell it’s a little bigger than your average IPA but I never would’ve guessed it’s 8.5% ABV, it hides it well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was fairly clingy with ringy foaminess gracing the sides of the tulip. The smell started off with dried pine, dried mango, bitter orange rind, light honey, and a sticky sweet papaya to balance. The taste had a pure bittersweet bliss running into the previously mentioned flavors and slapping around the hops creating the flavor on into the aftertaste in a fairly sticky sweet to bitter fashion. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice semi-sticky bittersweet hoppiness clinging nicely to my tongue. Overall, this was a really nice DIPA that I would definitely have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle...Daaaaaaaaaaaamnn...Pour is yellow with a nice white head..Nose is citrus, pine, mango, spice hops, very fresh.,...Taste is nice citrus, orange peels, spice, pine, juice, very well done..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Awesome. Gold our, white head. Dank and grassy. Hoppy but not overly bitter. Mango, lychee, caramel malt, light sweetness. Abv is hidden remarkably well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Drinking from bottle in cold ass lake placid. Aroma is hops, sweetness, grass, lots of citrus. Lots of hops in this one. Taste is sweet, super resin hops, my teeth hurt a tad, and this isnt super fresh... This is hoppier than the Heady I just drank, whoa. You wouldn’t know its 8.5% abv, but damn, hops could be cut back (I feel bad for saying it).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2479) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
We went to the store to buy more Heady Topper, but it was gone, and this was in its place - so we got this. Dark gold pour with a thin head, and lots of lace on the glass. The taste is full-on hops, but with some sugary sweetness in the background. The taste of pine and green hops is good, but it lacks a little of the hoppy complexity that great IIPAs have. The aroma is a little odd - sweetly floral at first, but then there is a little vinegar and/or booze. There is a touch of boozy burn in the flavor also. It is good overall, but I was hoping for better. It reminded me of a couple of the batches of Dogfish Head 90 MInute IPA that I’ve had.

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