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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a very cloudy dark golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention, lingering for most of the pour. Streaks of soapy lacing are left clinging to the glass. slightly boozy aroma with sweet tropical/citrus hop notes countered by caramel and pale male backbone. Hints of pineapple, tart grapefruit and orange peel along with grassy pine resins and light crackery malt notes. Full bodied with a blast of dry bitterness that lingers over tropical sweetness and caramel malt backbone into slightly boozy finish. Sticky hop presence up front with grassy resins and pine sap countered mid palate by tropical/citrus sweetness and stronger malt presence than expected. Some pineapple, ruby red grapefruit and orange peel followed by caramel sweetness, bread and crackery malts. The malt presence is stronger than I prefer but this is a decent, well balanced beer that’s easy to drink. Was just expecting a but more from this collaboration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1077) - - NOV 7, 2015
Hazy golden pour. Tropical fruit aroma and taste, grapefruit, fairly bitter, resin, slightly dank. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Abner (263) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very hazy orange color with a modest white head that leaves behind sticky lacing as it recedes. Smells delicious. Aromas of citrus and ripe tropical fruit. A heavy bitterness... Really think there must have been more fruit up front while this bottle was fresher, especially given the aroma. As it is, the taste comes across as unbalanced. Medium+ bodied with a creamy/oily texture. Lower than average carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to clown! Poured into glass. Nose is super hoppy, lots of citrus with some pine. Lightly hazy dark yellow. Bottle conditioned. Small white head that laces well. Taste is like an assault on my tongue with hop resins and oils without being to aggressively bitter. Like chewing on a hop cone. Very green and leafy. Good but I would like more citrus and pine flavor, instead of obnoxious assault of oils and resin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (565) - - OCT 21, 2015
Cloudy, deep gold, covering lace. Full body, strong flavor, silky mouthfeel, high heat, piquant mouthfeel, lingering and fruity palate. Bittersweet. Hoppy, malty, herbal, Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2015
bottled - major hops in the aroma and flavor. Good floral notes. Super hoppy. Cloudy golden color. Did I mention the hops? Dare I say, a little too hoppy?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2834) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours out a hazy copper/orange color with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is of juicy citrus, tangerine, some mild dank hops, some mild tropical fruit and light grainy malt. Taste is complex, really nice juicy citrus fruits, tropical fruit, dank hops, light herbal notes, a really solid punch of bitter juicy hops. Some mild malt notes for a slight balance but the hops are the star in this show. Abv is very well hidden. Impressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfamiano (1) - - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
Two great Vermont Brewers one great Double IPA. Juicy, yet dank, with a sturdy malt backbone that tries its damnedest to balance the hop wollop this thing packs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2713) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 09/15. Orange-amber pour with a moderate fading head. Hop haze. Lacing. Exploding aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruit with a touch of toasted biscuit. Medium body Lots of grapefruit flavors with a boisterous bitter ending.. It is like so many of those hopped up beers from Vermont and if you love those - you will love this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (306) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle pour at powder keg beer and chili festival. Aroma is hay, grass, herbs, pine/spruce. Appearance is cloudy yellow pour with finger width white head and nice lacing, no sparkle. Taste is mild corn chip with strong hop character--pleasantly bitter. Palate is light bodied with slick/slippery/silky texture (nice), average carbonation with long, wet, bitter finish felt at the back teeth. Overall, pretty much what you’d expect with strong hops but good variety to aroma.

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