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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle cheers to Ryan. Considering I had this just before Heady Topper and I still think this was damn good is saying something. Absolutely bucket loads of tropical and pine driven hops. Grassy in the taste with even more pine. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
WOW!!! The best new beer I’ve had this year! Truly amazing stuff! Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with a tall, frothy white head. Strong resinous hop notes in the nose along with floral hops, citrus and caramel notes. Strong pine and hop resins up front with caramel, floral hops, sweet malt, hints of maple and tropical fruit notes rounding out the flavor profile. Body is medium-full and slightly chewy with a dense, creamy carbonation and lingering hop bitterness. Oily on the palate as well. Ends with more hop resins, floral hops, citrus, strong pine, caramel and tropical fruit notes. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3998) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12oz bottle from Ed5388, thanks doge. Poured a hazy light marmalade orange body under a foamy mostly white average sized head. Aroma of older rotting citrus fruits. grains, wet toast, lemon. Medium body with average carbonation and a creamy finish with a lingering light hop bitter bite. Flavor is the same as the aroma with some rotting citrus, toast, grains, dough, lemon and wet old hops. Meh I’m not blown away by this one by any means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ryan. Sweetish hops. Gun metal flavour. Decent. I mean it’s a decent ipa. Good hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Haven’t rated anything in about six months, but this one deserves it. Wow! Pours a beautiful golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of freshly pealed citrus fruit and some resinous pine. Super clean palate with flavors of tropical fruit, citrus zest, grapefruit, dank weed, and a nice, crisp malt backbone to balance everything out. Some nicely integrated hop bitterness in the finish too. This is fucking fantastic. Balanced and well rounded. This rivals Heady Topper IMO. Might even like it more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle->SA. Hazy orange with big frothy white head. A: citrus and pine hops, resin. T: big pine and resin hops. Lingering deep bitter aftertaste. Big, bold, awesome DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2045) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Onebigtymer11. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of big tropical fruits and citrus. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and sweet honey. Taste of bitter grapefruit, citrus skins, bread, and light pine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
blklab2007 (1950) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle fresh into the store today and it came with a whopping 19.99 price tag for a 4 pack of beer. Never did I think the day that anything with an Otter Creek label on it would ever price that way back in the day drinking stovepipe porter. Pour has an orange sunset color and a covering of white head. Aroma has incredible tropical fruit, pineapple, malted sweetness, so juicy, citrus, grapefruit, pine sap, tangerine, and perfume. Totally outrageous! Mouth feel is average and there is lighter side carbonation. Flavor packs on the juicy hops as well. Tropical fruit salad, grapefruit, perfume, just the right level of sweet malt, and it is so fat on the tongue just drawing you in. Starts off beating your taste buds a bit but after a few sips it is all top shelf hops. I guess those folks at Lawson’s know how to use them there hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tropical and citrus hops notes, pale malts and the faintest toasty bit. The taste is bitter tropical, citrus, resin hops, toasted caramel malts. Medium bodied, average carbonation, moderate lingering bitterness, good balance. Nice beer.

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