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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours a goodly sized offwhite head with good retention and plenty of sticky lace. Clear copper hued ale. Nose is softly fruity, lightly earthy with some caramel notes, a hint spicey. Body is med/light, lightly oily on the palate with a gentle carbonation and a slight astringency. Lightly sweet carael malt flavors up front, light citrus and some faint toasty malts also, a bit fruity and earthy with some grainy notes as well. Finish is almost dry with a gentle hop bite. Should of chilled it a bit more i do believe? Bottle procured @statelinliquors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a finger or so of foamy head. Aromas are crisp hops and bread. Hops presence is bitter English ESB type hops with just a little edge of pine. Flavor is weak on hops. Bread, grain dust and caramel all dominate with a bit of bittering hops pulling up the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimhilt (2387) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Quenching bitterness from the forest floor! A bit of pine, but real deep earthiness. Toasted malt interplay, but this is really about the spicy, leathery, woody hop action. Totally drinkable, doesn’t go down like 6.8%. Yummy.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Very malt forward, creamy caramel. Smooth caramel color, absent head. Still sweet, though astringent in the finish. Not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2206) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Malt noes of lightly roasted grain, moderate amounts of flowers and herbs for the hops, a light musty smell for the yeast, and hints of grape, apple and wine. Head is small, bubbly, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy copper. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic then finishes slightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium bodied, oily in texture and has a soft carbonation with a dry finish. A very fruity aroma with an excellent palate makes for a complex, yet easy drinking IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
subtle in complexity and anxious to please those of different appreciations i think it does an adequate job. overpriced ($3.99 @16.09 oz) and odd smelling at first this takes away from a good tasting and refreshing beer indeed! a good caramel and hop pairing that is refreshing watery, interestingly fruit punchy and finishes and lingers in moderately bitter and delayed sweetness. i think quite a good spring through fall offering. different...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pint bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber with a dense one finger creamy beige head that leaves really nice lacing. The nose is caramel malt, floral hops and light citrus. The taste is caramel, earthy hops and tart grapefruit at the tail end. Medium mouthfeel. Hoppier than most English IPAs I’ve had, but not enough for me. An ok IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
pours a semi-hazy orange with no head to speak of. smell is floral, toffee, sweet malt, and a touch of citrus. taste is flat, hops, slight grapefruit, caramel, and malt, ends dry, flat, and slightly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2009
From the 1 pt. 0.9 fl. oz bottle with no expiration date or lot code markings available. The pour was amber with virtually no head to speak of. The aroma is hardly anything like most IPA"s with a strong scent of malts and barley but very little hops noted. The mouthfeel is about medium and nothing extraordinary. The taste is more like an ESB with dry hoppy finish.


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