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Brewed by Otley
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Brewed with help from Glyn Roberts, manager of The Rake, Borough Market.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikW (1) - WALES - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
Tasted this direct from the cask, gravity dispensed at the Lion, Trellech during their summer beer fest. A great example of a British version of a US West coast Double IPA, loved it, wish I could buy this stuff regularly in Bottle. Well done Otley, more power, - please convert this to the regular line up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Cask at Tap East. Pours a dark amber resembling peaty single-malt, with a white ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Sweet pineapple, grapefruit and grassy pine aroma. It eases itself smoothly over the tongue with a boozy tropical fruit flavour that hits the roof of the mouth before melting into a real tropical fruit caramel on the tongue. Quite an abrupt, slightly dry finish but leaving a wonderful if faint echo of roast pineapple and toffee. Satisfying and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Gravity at Battersea beer festival 2012, golden brown with big hoppy aroma and notes of tart marmalade, melon, big rich body with spicy syrupy notes and lots of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
Cask @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at the Rake, Southwark, London. Clear amber. Fruity strawberry aroma, with herbal hops. Medium bodied. Dry with meduim to high bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
At the Rake in London. Golden amber, Aroma of fruits, citrus Fresh nice aroma. Taste hoppy and a bit bread,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21565) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask@The Rake, London. Copper colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is a lot of fruits, some spruce, mild toffee and also some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is alcohol, quite rich on the hops as well as slightly spicy and wooden. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at The Rake. Golden/copper color, small head. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, grapefruit, grassy notes. Hoppy grapefruit flavor, citrus, some grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2011
On tap at the Southampton Arms. Looks very orange with a small head which lasts the whole way down. Feel like I could taste the alcohol. Taste is quite citrussy, particularly orange with a bit of sherbet in there too. Nice pint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2011
Half at The Rake. Nice dark amber colour with a thin white head. Nose is pine, with toffee/caramel malt. Taste is pine, resiny with grapefruit really only a minor note. In my opinion the pine coming from the hops is overpowering the fruit a bit. Oily and full bodied in the mouth. Nice toffee malt on the finish.


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