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Brewed by Otley
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29223) - 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 (13598) - 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 (34777) - 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 (14744) - , 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
(Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London, 19 May 2010) Dark amber colour with foamy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, orange, caramel, dried fruit and lots of earthy hops in the finish. More than medium body, balanced sweetness. Nice, tasty and solid brew with a high drinkability for its relative strength. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2010
Cask - The Rake, London. Poured golden amber with a bit of haze and a fine yet persistent white head. Good earthy citrus hops on the aroma. Light, sweeter citrus fruits initially, succeeded by a pleasant, sharper citric, grassy hop bitterness. Fairly soft on the palate with low carbonation and on the lighter side of medium in body. Quite clean, crisp and refreshing. Was this really 7.5%?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2010
Cask. Pours an almost clear amber golden with a rough white head. Sweetish fruity nose with both distinct hops and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, flat, lots of caramel and fruit - quite sophisticated really. Warming alcohol in the finish. 200110

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2010
Cask @ The Rake, London. Looks the goods in the glass - dark amber hue with a creamy head. Rich malt straight up on the nose. It’s backed up by big fruity hops that work nicely. Really smooth on the palate. The bitterness tends to creep up in the finish with fruity tones that linger. A nice surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Big malt aroma. Golden coloured slightly hoppy and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a warming malt finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Really solid brew. Fantastic malt experience. Really well balanced. Very cloudy coloured brew. Hops are dried frutits and citrusy. A bit of a bitter kick but a very good one. An impressive malt balance reminiscent of Crown’s famous IPA. An awesome brew. Glyn mate thanks for the taster. Aroma is very solid but slightly musky. Otherwise killer brew. The taste is bang on 10. A real slow malty beer. Thanks, Glyn.


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