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.
chubbyhubby (11) - ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a sneek release that I was fortunate to obtain from a friend of the brewer. I was told this one is for US export only - so a very big thanks to Patrick. I believe the name is just "Hoppy Otter IPA" as that’s all my label states.
Goldeny amberish colour. Great aroma with both a grassy and citrus scent. Decent head off rough pour which leaves nice lacing. Nice sweet biscuity, caramelly crystal malt backbone. Malt balances wonderfully with the hop bitterness. A bit more highly hopped, and carbonated than normal English style IPAs...interesting and very drinkable. This is very similar to a few of the American IPAs I have had only it has kept the balance that English IPAs are notorious for.
Excellent! Very well brewed. When will this be released in the UK? and Where can I find more?
barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! what a great IPA. Deep Golden Color with a nice fruity citrusy aroma. Decent solid head leaves sticky lacing down the sides. This tastes just as the description says as a hybrid blend of one of my favourite English style IPAs that accidently incorporated America’s NW hops...In my mind this is more balanced than any American IPA I have had. Where did the 6.8% go? I’ll have another!
SSSteve (3917) - - DEC 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a lightly hazy amber with a small, creamy off-white head. citrus(mandarin orange) hop aroma. flavor is hoppy and similar to aroma with some sugary malts. very sweet. the sweetness covers the hefty abv, but also gives it candy-like quality. dry finish. i really enjoyed the "otter head" from these guys and would like to try some of their other beers.
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