edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a copper orange color with thick off-whiote head that lingers well into mid-glass and leaves good lacing. Nose is not the citrusy hops I’ve come to appreciate in IPA’s, but tended more toward an earthy malt scent. Motuhfeel was full bodied and a nice mix of tangy-sweet, and the flavor accented a little more of the citrus than did the nose.
Rounded to a nice, long finish. Not a bad beer.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rather nice IPA, though highly on the thiner side when it comes to the hops. Aroma that’s slightly hoppy with a hint of caramel and maybe some light citrus. Taste is pretty much the same, but more of the citrus is present. Over all, a nice IPA but not huge like the current US market wants.
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Copper body - tan head...on the sniff is malts and some grapefruit...more malts than citrus....mild grapefruit on the palate combined with sweet malts...light creamy body, easy to drink.....bitter finish with a piney quality, and a smidge of metallic aftertaste....that went away after it opened up though....decent lacing....just a nice malty IPA
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite IPA. I usually don’t really enjoy English-style IPAs. This one is thin with little carbonation. A bit of fruitiness in flavor along with some hops.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was way better than I thought it was going to be. Bottle: pours a very pretty deep orange. Citrus hop, telltale English malts make this a very well-rounded beer with a surprisingly bitter finish very characteristic of English Pale Ales. Tasty without being bready.
LearninBeer (457) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not looking forward to this one. A buddy got this the same time I did and he said it was horrible. Been sitting on it for over a year. Pours a cloudy brown with an off-white creamy head. The aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, toffee, and a hint of hops. The taste is a watered-down bitter, a little sour on the tongue. Not as bad as I dreaded. As I keep drinking it, more of the maltiness sticks with you.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy Otter India Pale Ale
May 24, 2008 • No Comments (Edit)
1 pint, .9 fl oz.
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ
Consumed on: 2/3/2008 at 11 pm
first impression: Beautiful. enticing smell and allure. Rich amber tones. Frothy, solid head. bubbly. Quite malty and flavorful. Smooth and without edges, but full flavor and enjoyable light bite.
Color, depth: medium dark. color intensifies at concave point, and pales at edges. Remarkable color.
Belgian lace, legs: lace is light, but head is good.
Aroma: mellow, delicious aroma. flowery.
Hoppiness, bite: Only a light bite but very nice.
Maltiness, flavor: malty, hoppy, and delicious, without being overbearing on any front.
Weight: A hefty, full, weighty feel in the hand.
Mouthfeel: dry and only slightly cloying. Memorable.
second impression: This is a delicious and enjoyable brew, but does not know you over the head with bite or flavorings. It is a mellower IPA with lesser bitterness, but would do better paired with lighter fare. A great example of a well balanced brew.
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imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour: Deep amber with white head. Hops and pine to the nose. Dont know if I had a bad beer or not, but it tasted like an old gym sock was thrown into the bottle. Couldn’t even finish it. Very unhappy with this one.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow nice IPA! Sweet hoppy aroma and taste, but seemed like it needed a bit more carbonation, but all around a good beer with mad hops!