Saturday, October 12, 2013

Review: Otter Creek/Lawson's Finest Liquids Double Dose IPA

Otter Creek/Lawson's Finest Liquids Double Dose IPA
8.5% ABV
Otter Creek Brewing Company, Middlebury, VT
(collaboration with Lawson's Finest Liquids)
12 oz btl
Served in Duvel tulip glass
Date on bottle: Bottled 9/20/13
Reviewed on 10/10/13

This IPA pours a light hazy amber color with a bubbly off-white head that has decent retention. Decent lacing.  Plentiful carbonation.

Smell has hops, citrus, mild grapefruit, fresh flowers, slight pine, some malt, tropical fruits, peppery spice.

Taste consists of hops, dry grapefruit, muted pine, fresh flowers, herbs, malt, peppery spice, tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel has medium dryness on the palate with a touch of bitterness.  For an IPA, it's fairly smooth.

Overall, this is a great tasting double IPA that boasts fresh flavors of hops, flowers, grapefruit, and various tropical fruits.  This is quite hoppy, yet a medium dryness keeps its from being overwhelming in hops, and it still retains great IPA flavor.  As it warms up, a flavor profile reminiscent of a muted Heady Topper comes through.  Quite fresh and crisp.

My score: 96

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