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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours hazy golden orange. Thin white head. Smells of tons of hop, citrus and pine. Has a bitter floral hop punch to the face then notes of citrus, grass and grapefruit. Not has much of piney taste as I expected. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Goes down easily. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Verre de 10 oz, chez Parker Pie Co. Arômes de houblons très fruités (melon, cantaloup, du Galaxy?). Robe orangée et trouble, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. En bouche, le houblonnage se montre bien aromatique, avec des notes surtout tropicales et résineuses. Le malt est moyennement corpulent, contribuant des notes de croûtons et de miel. Finale très amère (même pour le style) et résineuse. Une très belle DIPA, aromatique à souhait, mais j’aurais préféré une amertume un peu plus retenue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Extremely dry brew which I like. Unfortunately it is very chemically in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
12oz bottle-offwhite-hazy gold. A-citrus/pink grapefruit/orange/pineapple, med malt. T-sweet citrus/pink grapefruit/orange/pineapple/spice hops with some bite, med malt-bready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (751) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. nose is strng with oranges, malt, and citrus rind, first sip is similar with juicy fruits and papaya, finish is herbal qualities. nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2765) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours a very cloudy amber color with a huge, foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves awesome lacing. Aroma is fresh, juicy hops. Mandarin oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit with some light pine and flowers. Taste is juicy but not overly sweet, which is a very good thing. Just a light sweetness with a strong bitter punch. Packed with oranges and pineapple. Finishes with some nice floral hops. Just a hint of dryness which makes you want to slam it. Medium to thick body, some nice oiliness. Love this beer. I don’t think I’ve had an IPA from Vermont that I haven’t loved.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3173) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pulpeuse à souhait avec l’éventail des fruits exotiques bien ouvert. Après une longue journée de route, j’aurais pas pu demander un meilleur nectar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6301) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Vinny at Eric’s October 2013 tasting. Pours a clear golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is clean malt, fresh citrus fruits and grass. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with notes of fresh citrus fruits - lemons and oranges, light grass, and clean pale malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
12oz bottle, Steasy66 tasting at CBC Islington. Thanks to Ryan for this one! It pours a peachy orange body with a soapy white head. Aroma is loads of fresh hops. Citrusy with orange and pineapple notes. Some grass. Taste is hoppy and fruity, but not excessively bitter. More citrusy notes and some pineapple and grass. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, another great APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
from tap @ Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale, Boston (MA). Full orange body, average head. Nose full of tropical fruits. Taste is full, rich, bitter and dry, well to almost perfectly balanced here. some fruitness (got lychee). Aftertaste not too long, but bitterness of the taste briefly resurfaces. Overall, this is a great (D)IPA with a very nice nose and very well balanced taste.

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