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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 5, 2008
Orange amber with small head. Citrus hops and sweet caramel bready malts. Taste is very sweet. Also has faint pepperiness to the hops. Remains aphoristically English as it is not "hoppy" by American standards. Balanced. Alcohol is well hidden.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a nice golden amber with a small and quickly disappearing head. The nose is citrus (orange) with a little pine. Something in the nose comes off sour. Flavor is the same. A little malt but some odd sour note. This beer may be old. Gonna have to try it again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (269) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber orange with small creamy off white head. The aroma is very sweet with candy, banana and some honey. The tase is moderately sweet with a small dose of bitterness during the short finish. Where are the hops? Good beer. Average IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottled, dark golden pour with thick white head, aroma of leeche fruit with slight grassy/fruity hops, sweet fruity and slightly bready flavor, thick and heavy on palate with slight residual fruit hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2008
A bit sick in color with weak head. Nice aroma with alcohol and strong malt and caramel and mild orange. Flavor is sweet with alcohol and hops with a bit of yeast. Finish is slick with a bit of bitterness and caramel. This is a nice beer with robust flavor that I would definitely drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcc5468 (121) - USA - AUG 15, 2008
Pours a nice deep orange. Medium hop aroma. Taste was somewhat suprising as the hops are there but restrained. More of a caramel taste than the citrus hop taste prevalent in IPAs. One of the first English IPAs I have had and it wasn’t bad but I have grown used to the large hop taste of the American versions. Pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 A solid English IPA; it was nice to have an IPA that wasn’t all about the hops (American). A bit weak though... Kind of one-dimensional. Smooth, malty taste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2008
I enjoyed this one on a recent trip to Boston. Otter Brewery brews some of my favorite beers in England so I was delighted to see this export. Colour was bright golden and aroma was piney and citric - more like a US west coast style IPA...Wow! This was brewed in England? Hoppy for an English Ale but still very well rounded and extremely well balanced. I absolutely love it! and will be contacting the brewery about the release of this one in the UK. Nice caramelly, fruity malt body and as with all their Ales it left me wanting more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdiroquois (11) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2008
About average as IPA’s go. A little sweet and hoppy at the same time.


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