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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
shared by papsoe. cloudy brown, small white head. quite hoppy aroma, fruity bitterness (hoppy fruity) flavor is quite hoppy, also earthy, grapefruit, malty balance. very hoppy ipa considerig its from england.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Beer of Europe, Norfolk. Hazed amber with white head. Sweet, caramel, toffee malting, quite heavy on the palate, with an over ripe strawberry fruitiness, not as sharp as you would expect an IPA to be. Some aromatic type hops, they struggle a little with the sweet malts, but quite drinkable all the same.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of tiasted caramel, fruity, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, fruitiness, and citrus. Body on the thinner side.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2008
16.9 oz bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a pretty standard amber IPA amber. Small white head with little retention and little lacing. Aroma it of a nice bitter hoppiness, but it’s also a bit watery and faint. Is there lemon in this? Bitter beginning ends with the same sensation as sucking on a lemonhead. This could use some more hops, but the maltiness is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Decently hopped IPA. Nose is floral. Pour is amber orange. Taste is bitter hops and barley. Rated 7/31/08

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7857) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2008
500ml bottle shared by Tom. Clear yellow/amber colored body. Sharp honey pine nose. Dry, crisp, oily, properly bitter, a bit too syrupy and sweet, but clean and sharp, which is nice. Some tea leaves and thyme (and even some celery/vegetal/fuel thing) tasted in the finish takes a bit away from what otherwise is a decent beer that I could enjoy drinking great quantities of.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08: The beer is a hazy light amber color with a wispy off-white head that disappears quickly. Thin top ring of lacing with spots under. Aroma of hops and peat malt. Medium body with a subdued floral hops character, and flavors of earthy malt and pine. Kind of reminded me of Kelpie with more hops. The finish is mildly bitter and creamy with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Just average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
bottle, orange brown color, slight malty belgian nose, flavor is metallic hops, medium bodied IPA with good finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a thin off white quickly diminishing head. Aromatics include a strong hop nose, citrus, pine and floral hoppiness. A big citrus start with a stronger lightly fragrant floral nose then light dry earthy bitterness. Citrus and a light etoh to finish. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle. Pours dark orangeish, copper color with a sticky, slightly off-white medium thick head that leaves a decent bit of lacing. Minty aroma with some raw cake mix thrown in there. Delectable bitterness with some faint citrus notes, some cookie dough and a bit of spearmint. Mouthfeel is of the appropriate thickness and carbonation for the style. Very enjoyable.


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