Otter Creek Black IPA

Otter Creek Black IPA

Tonight I’m ridiculously amped up for the Bruins game. I couldn’t wait to get out of work to start pregaming. First stop – liquor store! I picked up the old standby (‘Gansett tall boys) and a six pack of Brooklyn Summer Ale. If you missed my review the other night of the Brooklyn Summer, you have to read it. This stuff RULES.

Otter Creek Black IPA

We are 90 minutes from puck drop and I’m a single tall-boy deep. I better bang out a review before things get too interesting. Seems like I’ve been on quite a run of Vermont-made beers, so let’s keep it going with some Otter Creek Black IPA. The last Otter Creek was a couple of days ago and really did not impress.

Otter Creek Black IPA

This Black IPA smells like crazy citrus. I’m expecting a major grapefruit bomb in my mouth. annnnd….NOPE! I’m shocked. Grapefruit? Yes. Bomb? No! It starts off with that “I’m gonna F your mouth up with hops” taste, however it quickly mellows out. Most black IPAs that I have tried are balanced out with roasted malts and the malts are very noticeable. With the Otter creek, it’s so well balanced that the bitter hops get toned down without the addition of any malty characteristics. Delicious and magical!

Three thumbs up.

-Lost

Otter Creek Black IPA

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

3 thoughts on “Otter Creek Black IPA”

  1. I’m pretty sure there is no Otter Creek beers here in Florida. I must say I am mostly a thumbs down on the Black IPA style in general, mainly because of that roasted and burnt asshole-uncle flavor ruining my beloved IPA. However, there have been a few I could deal with.

    This sounds like one that leans more toward where I like them. Some day I’ll make it to VT again. But one question… Do I need to watch out for three-thumbed people there?

    1. Yes Rob. There aren’t a lot of us, but those of us with the extra thumb have a habit of sticking it where it doesn’t belong. Catches people off guard…you know…

      -Lost

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