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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Bottled, filtered, Occasional;
The purest spring water drawn from the River Otter is used to brew this traditional 19th Century-style IPA with a bit of a twist. Handcrafted with English floor malts and our very own yeast, we have added five of the US Pacific Northwest’s most citrus-flavored, aromatic whole cone hops to create a new, complex, highly drinkable beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4524) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle brought from Georgia by a friend. Pours a deep dark orange color with a frothy, white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, and almost sweet malt. Flavor is rich, hop bitterness, with a lasting finish. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
bottle, orange brown color, slight malty belgian nose, flavor is metallic hops, medium bodied IPA with good finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4806) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
bottle thanks to blutt59. great amber pour with no head. malts with a slight hop scent. very malty with a hop bitterness flavor in the finish. easy on the palate and on the way down.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle. Very clear amber body, nice dense large white head with lasting lace, hops, yeast and malt in the nose. A lot of crystal in the malt, a fair amount of PNW in the hops, and an assertive yeast character make for an interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdiroquois (10) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2008
About average as IPA’s go. A little sweet and hoppy at the same time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
You gotta love the symmetry of this beer’s name - anyway, this is a pretty interesting ale - looks like your standard british IPA or bitter, but it’s anything but - according to the label, this is also brewed with wheat, oats, rye, and spelt, which explains to interesting eccentricities - the oats are quite apparent in the aroma, along with some earth marris otter character, and a bit of nuttiness - grassy american hops hit the tongue first, but after that the british ale yeast and malts take over, and serve as a base for the added ingredients - rye is most noticeable, and the oats add their presence a bit - some caramel sweetness and nutty character arrive late - interesting herbal, almost tea-like notes in places - a unique and tasty brew - now I need to try some of their other offerings.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4209) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2008
The aroma is happy and sweet with a caramel malt but it’s papery too. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is bitter and sweet being somewhat disappointing. The palate is thin but well carbonated. Overall it’s not that bad but not great either.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (267) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2008
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle. Clear honey-colored pour with a full, off white head....excellent lacing. Not surprised to hear this English brewer is using American hops....not that it’s a bad thing. Caramel and citrus flavors on the front end. Mild alcohol overtones and some bitterness on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimhilt (2397) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Flavor starts sweet but hops kick in near finish. Lingering bitter finish. $5.45 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2008
5/25/08: Bottle.
Floral hop aroma. Body is a deep tea-like brown with a small off white head and spotty lacing. Flavor is nicely hopped with a good balanced maltiness. Finish is slightly sweet and just a touch bitter. Easily drinkable and enjoyable.


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