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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!


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper color with large bubbled white head. Aroma is tangerine heavy with light pine resin. Taste is medium to high sweetness with caramel notes and heavy tangerine and melon note. Palate is very full and thick with a sharp bitterness. Outstanding beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is floral wheat, soft hopiness. Taste is smooth earthy hops, some interesting spices I can’t put my finger on. A decent beer, but nothing after double sunshine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Hella thanks to Willrunforbeer for dropping this want lister on me! Yes its a bit old, but standing up really well. Pours cloudy orange with a medium white head, very creamy and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine, dankness, citrus, passionfruit. Flavor is the same, medium sweet with some of that malt backbone shining through with biscuit notes, light bitter. Full body, quite creamy. Clearly past its prime, but still nice. Can’t wait to grab this fresh next fall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Poured a dark orange color with aromas of citrus, pine, some res in and light caramel. Flavors are dank citrus and pine a solid IPA, glad I got this beer to try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Two very high quality brewers get together to produce a really good DIPA. Hoppy and bitter with plenty of flavor... really good...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (501) - Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle 2 glass..first time seen here in these parts..solid double ipa orange color with a bit of haze..nose doesn’t jump up and grab you but definitely getting some dank..hemp like aromas..backbone of citrus and pine..mouthfeel is really nice here with a good mixture of pithiness from the citrus balanced out by just enough piney presence.slight caramel...good proportion and balance here and a very enjoyable offering..the abv is very well hidden and this is definitely something I would add to the frequent rotation if it was more readily available..

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PattyBat (60) - - JAN 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into snifter. Slightly hazy orange body with a nice creamy white head. Smells of oranges and other citrus fruits alongside a nice hop aroma. Tastes include mango and tropical fruits, finely balanced with the hops. Hints of pineapple and mango are left on the palate. A truly artisanal beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a cloudy, solidly opaque orange with a medium white head. Nose is lovely, bringing out truckloads of rich resinous hops, a bit of tropical fruit, and a big solid caramel malt backbone. Flavour is divine, bringing out an extremely juicy flavour profile, with notes of resinous hops, grapefruit, citrus peel, and caramel malt to back. Superbly balanced, with just enough malt to give this a chewy mouthfeel that wonderfully compliments the big juicy, resinous hop profile. A supreme IIPA here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (720) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Solid - less sweet than most. Nice citrus and tropical fruits. Drinks a little more like a single IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2013
the aroma was fantastic. it had citrus and cream with and enjoyable hoppiness. smooth and very tasty up front with a nice bitter finish. very well balanced. had this beer in a sitting that included pliny the elder, blind pig, and heady topper. all agreed this beer stood out as the favorite.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. Hazy orange pour with a lasting off white head. Huge nose full of citrus rind, tropical notes, and hint of herbals. Needless to say, this brew is all about the hops and they are there from start to finish. Nice dank and overripe citrus notes. Just a hint of malt sweetness. Dry on the back end and a long, hoppy finish. This brew keeps you coming back for more.


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