Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.6 IBU: 40
Otter Creek Brewing Over Easy
What the brewers say
“Straight from our stash to your glass, we’ve created a chronically crushable ale that turns over easy without exhausting the palate.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Fruity, yeasty, wheat-like, orange zest, honey, almost a witbier-like quality. Medium rich malt aroma with almond notes. Delicate hops aroma with hints of citrus and spiciness, and very faint pine.”
Flavor: “Really nice creamy mouthfeel. Soft but appropriate carbonation lends a British-like weight on the tongue. Grainy malt body is a little rough around the edges but satisfying nonetheless. Bitterness has a nice orange-like quality but doesn’t really come out until well into the aftertaste.”
Overall: “A fun session IPA! In a field of beers that can seem monolithic, this one stands out as spritzy and fun. Lovely carbonation makes for a better-integrated experience. Touch of caramel adds depth to the overall experience. Lingering hops bitterness is a bit overdone, but still it’s a very nice, easy-drinking beer. The elements are here, without being too assertive, which seems fitting for a session beer.”
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