Otter Creek Pale Ale

Otter Creek Pale Ale

Rated 3.272 by BeerPals

Brewed by Otter Creek Brewing Company

Middlebury, VT, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

4.6% Alcohol by Volume

23 International Bittering Units

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Pale Ale is a golden amber brew, made with Cascade hops from the Yakima Valley. Adding Cascades during conditioning captures the rich aroma of the hop, and completes the clean, well-balanced flavor of our American pale ale. Crisp, refreshing, exotically aromatic, and available all year. (OG: 1048, 23 IBU)

ID: 454 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank13212
Overall Percentile75
Style Rank420 of 2192
Style Percentile80.8
Lowest Score1.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.309
Weighted Score3.272
Standard Deviation0.644

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    a crisp and clean beer, but one that lacked character in a recent apa tasting. average at best, but not something I'd turn down...or buy again. fairly thin.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours an amber-copper with very little head. Hops are noticeable in the aroma but not as much as I had hoped for a Cascade-hopped ale. Taste is similarly mild--just not quite what I expected from the description. A drinkable pale ale but I would have liked more hop aroma and bitterness.

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 2.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Light amber color, thin white head, little retention. Faint aroma of floral hops. Medium-bodied, soft palate. Little flavor other than very light hop bitterness, and even that is subdued - like creek water. Not much 'there' here. MUSIC: 'Biggest Mistake' by the Stones

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 1.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 3

    I hated this beer. I hope that all 3 bottles I had were bad. It had the worst pale ale flavor I have ever had. The Color was way too light, no head and felt like stale water in the mouth. YUK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear copper with a white head that doesn't last long. Nice floral aroma. Thin mouthfeel with a very light flavor. Slight bitterness at the end. Nothing too exciting about this one.

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Poured a nice amber color with a decent head. Had a nice floral aroma with little hops. Flavor was nice and malty with a little citrus on the finish. Real smooth and just a nice easy drinkable ale.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Love the beer these guys put out. Pours a nice clear copper colour with a full white head. Aroma is fruit- grapefruit, lime and pineapple. Taste is nicely hopped with a smooth finish.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours an amber with a decidedly red influence. This is hoppier than I expected from Otter Creek. Doesn’t have the fresh hop aroma of a dryhopped beer, but they used a good bit of hops here. A bit of diacetyl.

  • TJTHRESH 210 reviews
    rated 2.9 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Picked up this brew to enjoy while watching Opening Day baseball. Poured into the glass with little head. Golden and very clear. It has a heavy, sticky smell. That’s good though. Rolls over the tounge nicely, and the Cascade hops stay with you for a while. Medium body and carbonation. Not one of my favorite Pale Ales, but no way I would turn it down if offerd to me.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A classic case of a beer tasting almost exactly how you imagined it would, just from reading the label. I expected this Cascade-friendly beer would be a East Coast cousin twice-removed from Sierra Nevada -- and to be honest, I don't think that description is too far from the truth.

    A bit over-active with the carbonation, but I was still able to get the majority of this beer into my glass. At least the over-activity of this beer made sure to release all sort of goodness, in the aroma department. Thumbs up there.

    Another thumbs up for the flavor profile. Perhaps a little more complex in the malt department than SNPA, and perhaps a little darker, but otherwise I would have a hard time picking this out from the more famous West Coast American Pale Ale.

    An enjoyable beer, from a brewery that I'm not really familar with -- but will have to investigate a bit more in the future. Recommended.

    (Why all the talk about SNPA? Only due to the fact that I have way too much SNPA left over from my wedding reception sitting in my fridge...! ;)

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