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Otter Creek Citra Mantra

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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India Pils Lager
Our spring seasonal offering brewed with 100 percent positive vibrations and single-hopped with Citra hops. The presence of the Citra hop is elevated by a clean fermenting lager yeast that allows the subtle Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts to lay a crisp, bready foundation. The citrus and tropical fruit character of the Citra hop comes from kettle additions followed by a huge dose of ‘em again in the fermenter.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (711) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Nice clean citrus taste that does not overwhelm anything else. For a fruit beer this was quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (151) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Nice citrus fruit with a pleasant bitterness. Nothing is over done but both are prominent and balanced enough to keep it enjoyable. Overall very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Where and how: PG / b. 355 ml
Aroma lager? citrusy fruit sided with sweet ripe mango. Quiet sweet.
Appearance :
Top: large creamy, foamy white top, lace on glass.
Base: fine haze, pale golden.
Palate : medium bodied, soft, mild carbonation.
Taste: very hop forward, everything else is secondary. Mellow base,
Other notes not very lager like. Hops cover benefits of lagering. Tasty? Yes, but considering lager is more expensive to brew , one might wonder why.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
[Draught at Coles, Buffalo] Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head and some lacing. Nice citra aroma, lots of fruity hops, just lovely really. Flavour’s not quite as good but still good, it follows the aroma along with a light odd touch I can’t place. Big dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2570) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy dirty gold with sudsy white head. Nose is lovely burst of juicy citrus. Tastes of mangos, guava, dank weed, honey, peppercorns, touch aerosol. Nice sticky yet lively palate. Drying finish. Probably best otter creek beer I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (137) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Aroma: citrus, bread, grass, Appearance: golden, hazy, white foam, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: slick feel, light body, Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 11/10/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a dense cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, cracker, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, lemon/orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a awesome IPL style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (890) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Aromat citry i delikatny diacetyl. Złote, opalizujące, piana trwała. W smaku czysty lagerowy charakter. Super chmielowy lager. Pijalny orzeźwiajacy. Świetny.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3342) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, fruity, some carame and light fruitiness, some citrus – light grapefruit hoppyness.. Body is medium, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish flavor, some caramel and fruitiness, some citrus - grapefruit hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and fruitiness, some citrus - grapefruit hoppyness, light alcohol. Caramel sweet strong lager. Lacks character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3998) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC twelve ounce bottle: pours slight hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is moderate citrus and some grass. Taste is lightly bitter and kind of sweet. Definitely tastes like a lager. Pretty good. Lingering sugary aftertaste.


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