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RATINGS: 87   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle shared by mendvicdog. Thanks Pat. The beer is golden with a mild haze, sporting a small, broken head. The aroma offers dank hops, citrus, alcohol. Mild alcohol presence. Hop forward with a touch of pine resin. Light to medium in body. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Pours orange gold with a white head that clings. Aroma is mostly grapefruit and pine. Somewhat caramel malt backbone with loads of citrus and pine hop. Finish is oily, resin hop. Easy drinking for all the alcohol and hop present. It’s the same sort of experience as HT, but not quite as layered or fresh tasting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Wow!!! This is redicilous, awesome hoppy flavors, so much hoppy flavors, citrus, resin, and awesome

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle form the Drinkery Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge frothy whit head that persists forever. Smells of pine and resin with hints of garlic and green onion and a faint bready crackery malt. Flavor is light alcohol with lots of resinous pine and dankness. Light bready malt is present but deep in the background hop bitterness is firm but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice brew I’m glad that I was able to luck into a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Poured hazy orange with tons of citrus and pine hops! Taste is very smooth and bitter! Awesome beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1521) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle, 4 pack from The Beer Store. Pours a light orange with a one finger ecru head. Head recedes quickly to a ring and leaves a smattering of lace. A plethora of aroma assaults the nose when sticking said nose into the glass. Grapefruit, pine resin, citrus and barely enough malt to keep it from going overboard. Flavor is quite bitter at first , but there again, there is just enough malt to impart a hint of sweetness. Full, oily, resinous palate with a lingering bitterness on the tongue. I would say this is in the same league as Heady Topper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5596) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
bottle, thanks Christine!!!! shared with ethan and Rudolf at CBW. orange pour. big bitterness, big citrusy hops, huge nose & flavor. full mouthfeel, great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2612) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Prohibition Pig. Hazy yellow/golden with a medium mostly lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is of fresh hops, tropical fruits, light pine, light malt and fruits. Aroma is slightly sweet with tropical fruits, light malt, caramel (light) and a moderate bitter finish. Light body. Good carbonation. Dry finish. Alcohol is really well hidden. This is unbelievably drinkable for a DIPA! Super refreshing, clean and dry. Loved it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2013
From 10/4 notes. Pours hazy orange gold with small head, fades to a fine layer that lasts. Nose is big lemon, orange zest, tropical fruits, touch of warmth. Mouthfeel is smooth and malty. Taste is big citrus fruity tones, grapefruit, lemon juice, little bit of booze. Finish is bitter, lingering fruit notes, sticks around. Very good.


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