RateBeer
overall
80
81
style
Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2456) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
18th August 2010
Cloudy light brown beer with an amber hue. No head. Rich malty nose. Low carbonation semi dry palate. Rich malt with slightly seared and bitter orange. The two elements are well balanced. The orange gets richer, marmalade like, sweeter too. Finishes semi dry. Sumptuous flavour and very drinkable.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - 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...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7979) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
bottle thanks to blutt59. great amber pour with no head. malts with a slight hop scent. very malty with a hop bitterness flavor in the finish. easy on the palate and on the way down.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bought because my girlfriend loves otters. Pours dark orange with a tan ring. Nose is hoppy through my stuffy nose. Taste is sweet and resiny and lightly hoppy. This is a good English IPA, so different and more restrained than their American Brethren.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50