Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2008
(50cl bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Lightly hazed amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lime, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, orange, light dusky, lime. Light-medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of tiasted caramel, fruity, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, fruitiness, and citrus. Body on the thinner side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
16.9oz bottle-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, herbal/earthy/slight pine hops-slightly bitter. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
(16.9oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of floral, caramel, and oven toasted biscuits. Flavor of well water with strong iron, caramel malt, and floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08: The beer is a hazy light amber color with a wispy off-white head that disappears quickly. Thin top ring of lacing with spots under. Aroma of hops and peat malt. Medium body with a subdued floral hops character, and flavors of earthy malt and pine. Kind of reminded me of Kelpie with more hops. The finish is mildly bitter and creamy with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Just average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Funknmilla (737) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2008
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 It didn’t taste very hoppy. But to be fair, I didn’t detect an otter character, either. Sort of a grassy, toffee-ish, grassy aroma. There is a subtle, woody English note. Not bad, but I bet it’s a lot better on cask... Sample at the Raleigh WBF

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Pours amber with a modest head yet keeping it’s hat on with a slight bit of lace around the edge. Aromas of sweet musty herbs. Medium full nectar with good carbonation creates and almost creamy sensation. This brew is round and fat, rich and creamy. Mildly sweet and moderately herbaceous this IPA is soft. I don’t really think they got what they were looking for. The astringency is the only U.S. trend going on here. The aroma doesn’t tell the story very well nor does the flavor. The finish is a bit bitter and unbalanced, very musty like aged Limburger cheese and old worn socks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Non-IPA aroma of caramel malts and dark fruits. Murky brown color, body is sedated. Slightly hoppy flavor, mainly sweet malts.Easy drinking for the most part, a touch of heaviness. Classic English ale, feature a ’Hoppy Otter’ right on it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle: Orange color, small head. Smelled like a decent amount of hops. Taste was watered down and the hops were there, but just not that great. Over all a little let down. If you are expecting a typical IPA taste you will be let down as well. Thanks robert for sharing.

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