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Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Dose IPA

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4457) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Dusty caramel aromas. Thick, juicifruit upfront turning to tangerine in the syrupy resin finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heather_B (25) - - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Lui Lui’s in Lebanon. So good. Wow. Smells citrusy and strong. Tastes slightly more reserved than it smells - lots of grapefruit and very bitter. But so delicious. I would drink this again in a heartbeat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
10/11/14 1st beer drank at wasabi. Drank it before a double jack and LOVED IT. Now my favorite DBL IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a rich orange golden color with a finger or two of thick foam. The nose has some punchy citrus, mellow honeyed sweetness and a touch of earthy pine sap. The palate is direct and focused with a crisp juicy hop profile that mingles with a good dose of round caramel malts. Great bitterness creeps mid palate straight through the finish with a piney lingering flavor. Really well done !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a clear orange with small white head. The aroma is citrus and pine. Medium mouthfeel with strong juicy hop, citrus, nice bitter finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (514) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Phenomenal citrus hop aroma. Strong grapefruit hoppiness with solid malt aroma as well. Very nice aroma. Taste is malty, maybe a little too sweet, with a bunch of citrus hops and a bit of a bitter piney finish. Pretty balanced but maybe a bit too malty. Very good ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12oz. bottle. Aroma is a metric ton of fruits; oranges, citrus pith, grape fruits and some green onion or scallion notes.

The flavor is bold hop flavors but showcasing juicy fruits. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit rind with a touch of pine. The body has just enough malt to not have it totally unbalanced. The texture is slick with mild resin toward the finish. Carbonation is normal with a medium body. This is just plain, tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (214) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 3, 2014
12oz bottled 9/27 and drank 10/5, so this should be about as fresh as it gets. Pours a clear orange with a bubbly white head and slow rising carbonation. Smells fruity and hoppy, citrus and grapefruit reminds me of lagunitas IPA. Aroma and complexion make this seem very appealing for sure. Very hop forward and bitter, probably because the hops are super fresh. To me that’s all that separates it from any other DIPA that has fruit flavored hops like this. Forward bitterness overshadows malt and grapefruit pineapple flavors come across light on the finish. Has a light, watery body with somewhat sharp carbonation. Good, easily drinkable and like heady topper not really all that special. Why not just put it in a 6p year round for a reasonable price?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egg (86) - USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle on 10/3/14. Clear light amber with an autumnal orange fitting the moment. Off white-ish head that dissipates. Good lacing. Aroma is piney, somehow creamy (cocoa butter?), a touch of citrus. Taste is very complex. First is piney, hop citrus, then sweet malt, creamy caramel, dry and bitter finish. Well balanced. Great mouthfeel, soft. A level of complexity that I haven’t found in that many DIPAs. Very surprising and exciting but not necessarily the most delicious DIPA. Great!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1765) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Brewtopia. Light copper with chill haze off white head and lotsa lace. Grapefruit and orangy spicy hop aroma. Medium fruity sweet orangy and crackery grainy malts with some hints of honey and assertive grapefruit rind and pine bitterness accentuated by lively carbo in medium full body. Wicked fresh and delicious and pretty clean for such a full body. Excellent.


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