In a brewing landscape littered with high-octane brews, Otter Creek's pale ale is an easy-drinking gem. It begins with a coppery, dark golden appearance tucked beneath a frothy, off-white head that sticks to the glass. The aroma isn't in-your-face, but it's clearly floral- and citrus-infused with hints of cracked pepper and low alcohol. Firm, toasted malt washes over the palate, brilliantly balancing the hops' moderate bitterness and grapefruit flavors. This is a medium-bodied brew with a touch of alcohol warmth and moderate levels of carbonation. It finishes dry with a lingering peppery hop bite.