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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2500) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Small, tight, white head with very good retention and a lasting lace.Hazy, copper/gold hued ale. Resiny nose, grapefuit, manure and piny goodness. Body is med/full, chewy, low carbonation, oily on the palate. Big, juicy, citrus, grapefruity hop monster, resiny and a bit,,,dank, earthy fruity and juicy. Ends dry, fruity and with a balanced bite. Props to Robert of statelineliquors for the bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4970) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12oz bottle as I sit outside on a brisk fall evening in DC. Can’t tell you how it looks, all I have is the bottle. Nice nose, pine, chive, tangerine, soap, orange, grapefruit. Flavor has plenty of citrus, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pine, soap, chive, honey, a little lemon cake icing. Full, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - NOV 2, 2013
Total mind blower. This is wonderful. My first sentence is a slight exaggeration, but this is very good. ---AJ's Approval

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Thanks Kevin! Dank hop freshness: piney, juicy, floral hops all up in this aroma.

Sweet, nearly caramelized initial malty character gets overrun by a stampede of piney hops. Juicy grapefruit appears momentarily as well before succumbing to the dankness. Intense hop bite leaves lingering bitterness after I swallow.

A bit too resinous for my personal preference, yet it's clearly impressively well-made. Demonstrates a high level of refinement only shown by the very best brewers in the style. Far better than any other Otter Creek IPA I've had; the Lawsons influence here isn't subtle. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6559) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle scored at Tribecca Whole Foods for me by my wife. Nice citrus nose, grapefruit, orange, lemon skin. Lightly tropical as well. Dark, murky orange color, like nothng I have seen before, with lace. Malty base for sure, some caramel and chocolate even, with humongous hops. Big citrus, big bitterness, big malt and alcohol. Very nice, but, somehow it doesn’t really take me anywhere new. Too bitter, really. Quite boozy as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, orange, tangerine, herbs, caramel, and peach. Flavor of grass, pine, florals, herbs, grapefruit, and tangerine with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
10/13/13. Bottle with big thanks to Lukaduke! Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Nice aroma, lots of juicy fruitiness, tropical, citrus, and bubblegum. Good flavor as well, piney, juicy fruits, tropical, citrus, more bubblegum, and a good dose of malt to back it up, both doughy and caramel, but not too much. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is tropical fruit, piney hops, mild yeasty spice. Tasted of mango, tangerine, with a dry hoppy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (453) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2013
A bit maltier than most IPA’s, which I like - it helps with balance and drinkability. Lots of citrus especially orange and grapefruit. Some spice flavors (coriander?). Medium bitterness. Very well-done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle and then on tap. Cloudy golden color with a small sized off white head. Lot of nice hoppiness. Citrus, floral, pine, and fruity.

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