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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle. Very clear amber body, nice dense large white head with lasting lace, hops, yeast and malt in the nose. A lot of crystal in the malt, a fair amount of PNW in the hops, and an assertive yeast character make for an interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Aroma promises hops by the truckload. Its looks like a beast. Flavor is strong. Hops are everywhere, they can’t hide in this brew. No balance whatsoever, but that is not really a bad thing. This beer tastes stronger that its ABV. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle brought from Georgia by a friend. Pours a deep dark orange color with a frothy, white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, and almost sweet malt. Flavor is rich, hop bitterness, with a lasting finish. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2008
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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2008
Courtesy of Tom. Hazy amber body with a small white head, fading. Herbal and floral nose with biscuit and cracker. The flavor is lightly sweet, light to moderately bitter with caramel, herbs, light citrus and dough. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Amber color with a decent beige head. Aroma is more darkish roast malt than anything. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is roast malt with a lot of hoppiness. Really gets the sides of the tongue. More astringent than bitter. More floral than citrus. Very tasty thing. No question as to hop level - there’s some burn going on, and it isn’t alcohol. Very glad I am able to enjoy this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2226) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
How can I pass an IPA with this name and label up? Poured hazy orange-gold with a frothy white head. Thick lacing. Beautiful pine and orange nose. More orange/orange peel than grapefruit. It doesn’t "pop" like other IPA’s and is kind of dusty. The taste makes up for it. Big citrus bite, less resin, with the rye bitterness that others have pointed out. Kind of gives it a roasted hop feel. The citrus gives way to an herbal hop bite that is kind of sweet. Creamy mouthfeel lends to its drinkability. Nice surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Still looking very thickly bodied amber beer with very little head. The aroma is well hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped and slightly floral. Overall a nice well hopped and bitter beer.


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