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


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Cask; Occasional.
Brewed with help from Glyn Roberts, manager of The Rake, Borough Market.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rabidbarfly (62) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
Can I rate my own beer? Well Ill try anyway....Aroma is the result of the 3.5kg of Pacific Gem Hop we used, that gave it a lovely tropical fruit aroma. Something like Pineapple and mango with a wee bit of citrus too. The appearance is slightly hazy bright amber. The taste had a little bit of apple from the american yeast we used and the chinook and centennial hops we used in bittering gave it a beautiful feel in the mouth, agreeing with Magic Dave, needed a bit more bittering hop but the dry hop(more chinook) made the beer very drinkable, far too drinkable in fact. Cant wait to get it back in the new year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Woo hoo this is a little belter. Chinooks just spill out of the glass and fly up the snout bringing along hints of ginger and germoline for the ride. The flavour is even better. This is how an English cask IPA should be. Loads of body, just a slight prickle of booze and then a shit load more grassy, slightly floral and gloriously resinous hoppage. Slightly dry, especially at the edges and the dry hopping comes with a real punch in the finish. Great length. Bloody brilliant. A great blend of hops in a cask ale? This is up there with the better brews from Marble and Pictish. Glyn, Im seriously impressed mate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1699) - 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 Crowns 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Keg at Tap East, London. Pours a lightly fuzzy ruby-gold with a thick, foamy, off-white head. Nose holds tons of sweet, ripe and juicy citrus fruits, some berries, plum, hints of toffee. Medium to big sweet with tons of juicy fruits, lots of berries, grape, some ripe orange, mango, pineapple. Really, just tons of juicy fruits. This isnt really like a classic DIPA, but it is damn drinkable and pretty nicely balanced. Moderately bitter but not at all harsh. Some juicy pine. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Faintly warming finish with lots more juicy, ripe berries, ripe citrus, some bread, cherry, plum. Pretty delicious, even though a classic DIPA it is not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Keg at Beerd, Bristol. Very good bitterness - some UK hop hardness and a real bitter twang to finish. Aroma, flavour, drinkability. Yep. Like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask in The Rake. Alround rating: Straight from what is the most lively cask iv ever seen. Massive hit of pasific gem fruityness, loads of lychee and tangarine and whatnot, the body is spot on, not too sweet, it is fairly yeasty but the hops dominate. Only fault is perhaps a lack of bittering hop, but its balance means you can drink infinate amounts of the stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Really good. Darker than expected. Beautifully balanced, not too strong and strength well hidden. Fruity and not too bitter. Just delicious. Criticism that the flavour gets lost a little towards the end as simple bitterness takes over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
This one is for all the Hunters, past, present and future. I salute you. Im not bitter but I have been known to hold a grudge. One day though, I shall become a bodhisattva. Then I shall destroy you with my enlightened ways. Only kidding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle, and my 80th country rating - big thanks to Ben! Pours hazy orangish amber with a medium off-white creamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is big time west coast IPA - citrus, passionfruit, cat piss, pine resin all present and accounted for, thank you! Flavor is the same, with a bit of caremely sweetness overlaid with a thick sticky bitter hop resinous. This is west coast IPA thru and thru, and not a bad effort at one at that! Medium body, tongue coating oily mouthfeel. Tasty brew, so glad #80 wasnt a pale lager :)

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