Otter Creek Pale Ale

Otter Creek Pale AleOtter Creek Pale Ale is the pale offering from the Vermont brewery of the same name. At 4.6% alcohol, it’s definitely an easy-drinking session beer.

(I had received this as one of the February Beer of the Month beers.)

Appearance: Clear and copper-colored; head was generous and off-white, though fell quickly.

Smell: Doughy malt with a green hop scent… Cascade hops, though it’s not as intense as Northwest Pales.

Taste: Crisp and bitter in the mouth, with a woody hop character. A bit earthy and spicy, too. Malt is pretty neutral.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very dry character from the hopping… nice crisp aftertaste from it.

Overall: Perfectly decent American Pale Ale, light and crisp… works as a casual beer, a warm-up, or a palate cleanser with the hop crispness.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores a grade of B. On RateBeer, it scores 3.24 out of 5 and is in their 65th percentile.