Otter Creek Steampipe

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Profiled by Maria Devan

13438899_1859383587622646_1353671485884601507_n I loved this. Hops smell like soft grasses with sharp flowers on them. Just a hint of sweetness but mostly cool earth. Citric like orange peel.

Yellow hazy white head that fell well. Attractive.

Taste is a touch crackery toasty malt that is not too dark or rich. Hops accent the middle with soft sweet floral and light tropical fruit. Moderate bitterness to finish it. Bubbles keep it light . The lager yeast helps with dryness. Finishes crisp and with prickly herbal hop flavor accented by fruity pizazz. After taste lingers with a good malty presence. satisfying. Just enough hops to say they were assertive. More! This style was developed exclusively in the US. Hops are mosaic and galaxy.

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Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

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mdMaria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY and is a great beer writer. That’s Maria in the middle. The other two are not, but they are lucky to have her as a friend.