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Brewed By: Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Number of Ratings: 172

Style: American Black IPA

Brewed In: 793 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753-1193, USA

ABV: 6%

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Otter Creek Alpine Black IPA

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Tasting Notes

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Rad1cal profile pictureRad1cal - June 11, 2014
Surprising taste - sweet and malty. Not nearly as hoppy as I'd expected.
jsharpe27 profile picturejsharpe27 - April 14, 2013
This is one confused beer. Starts out as a roasty stout, but you get a little hoppiness in the finish. Not bad, but I can't quite figure out where to place it as a beer
KimZ profile pictureKimZ - February 8, 2013
Very good, though not memorable. Would go well with anything.
Berserka profile pictureBerserka - July 21, 2012
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Marplot profile pictureMarplot - November 10, 2011
it poured with a great head. It smelled like a wet dog covered in pine needles and seemed pretty carbonated for an IPA
cclonch profile picturecclonch - November 4, 2011
Only had a small sample at a Black IPA tasting. The aroma definitely had a big piney hop to it. Pretty light mouthfeel for the color; rolls quickly along the tongue with a fair amount of carbonation.
txterror618 profile picturetxterror618 - August 9, 2011
Aroma: Faint but crisp. Mixed notes of coco and orange blossom. Appearance: Solid black with a slight black hue. A thick tan heads gives way slowly to well defined lacing. Taste: The initial taste is very mild. Just a hint of tbe coco promised in the aroma. As you swallow the hops really make themselves known, adding a floral overtone. All of this fades into a deep orange rind bitterness in the after-flavor. The mouthfeel is very light, making this beer much more refreshing than the flavor would hint at n Overall: The joy of this new style is the balance of opposites. A dark beer for he summer. Deep malty flavors against agressive hopping. This particular one falls in the middle, good for the style but not great. The malt just does not seem to entirely hold it's own. However the mouthfeel makes this one of the most refreshing examples I have found.
tecknotom profile picturetecknotom - July 3, 2011
Roastyness of the malt brings out the right amount of coffee in the middle. The finish is nice and dry but not as hoppy as you'd expect from an IPA