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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6804) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 18/10/2012. Deep amber with a slight, off-white head. Big, hoppy aroma, with plenty of sweet, tropical fruit, some caramel and a hint of herbs. Flavour had overripe fruits, dense malts and a dry finish, with alcohol prominent. Tried immediately after the Buxton High Tor and came off second best by comparison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12130) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Gravity Dispense at the Battersea Beer festival, (Feb ’12). Pours a dark golden / amber colour with a very thin white head. Fruits (dried) and malts dominate the nose, a good all round earthy aroma, you just know that this beer has some bite in it! Rich fruity hop flavours in the taste, slight hint of apple and maybe a pinch of spice in the background? A full bodied ale, sticky in the mouth and a fairly dry finish. Overall not a ’hop bomb’ but a good earthy hoppy chewy beer, will re-visit in the future hopefully!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2012
(draught) pours a clear deep amber colour with no head. aroma of grapefruit and mango, with light notes of caramel, herbal hops and slightly sweaty grainy pale malts. flavour is mostly the same, light tropical fruits and cheesecake, a hint of alcohol and dry spices in the medium-bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

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 (2999) - 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 (18915) - 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 (5846) - 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 (2971) - 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 (22105) - 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.


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