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

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RATINGS: 50   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (1723) - 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 (1759) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
Cask @ The Rake, London. Pours a slightly hazy amber, with a tiny off white head. Piney, oily, grapefruit, heavy toffee, spices, lemon and peach. Heavy bitter finish. Definately enjoyable!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
From cask at the Rake. Pours dark orange with a small white white head. Aroma mild apple fruity and slight citrusy. Crisp hoppy. Smooth malty, slight hoppy and fruity. Bitter and medium dry malty. Dry bitterness with a subdued fruity note. Bitter and malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Rake Welsh Beer Festival on 1 March 2011. Attractive clear amber with a loose but lasting off-white head. Quite fruity. Interesting herbal notes. Moderate citric hop presence. Fairly firm and tasty without producing huge excitement. I have to say I didn’t find it that IPA-like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. An amber beer with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruit and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, caramel, and fruit, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Cask cellar run Rake thanks to Glyn 5.5% haze gold, very thin white head. Good fruity deep fruity hoppy beer, touch of rubber maybe. Good flavour deep and decent hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
20th May 2010. On tap at the Rake. Hazy gold beer. Light white head. Slightly silky palate, a little dry. Well balanced. A little salty malt underpinning some spicy hops. A bit different and by the far the best beer I’ve had from Otley. Tasty and very drinkable. Well done Glyn!


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