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.

britishalenerd's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - JAN 17, 2008
Wow! This was not what I was expecting! A new style to the US? This seems to be an old classic English IPA recipe with 5 of the Pacific NW US hops. Interesting to say the least. A bit dryer, higher in carbonation than expected. Great grapefruit, piney aroma. Nice head which slowly dissipates and leaves lace around glass. Malt and hops are nicely balanced unlike some US styles. For a 6.8% this beer goes down GREAT! Very complex taste of Munich, Cara, and Wheat malt..possibly some crystal. This is a lovely old world meets new style which this English microbrewery has done well. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22460) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, hps, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Beer of Europe, Norfolk. Hazed amber with white head. Sweet, caramel, toffee malting, quite heavy on the palate, with an over ripe strawberry fruitiness, not as sharp as you would expect an IPA to be. Some aromatic type hops, they struggle a little with the sweet malts, but quite drinkable all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, caramel and pine needles with notes of berries. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
shared by papsoe. cloudy brown, small white head. quite hoppy aroma, fruity bitterness (hoppy fruity) flavor is quite hoppy, also earthy, grapefruit, malty balance. very hoppy ipa considerig its from england.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and slight hoppy. Bitter, peachy and grapefruity hoppy. Bitter and dry grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy amber with a small rough off-white head. Somewhat citrusy aroma, but also somewhat greasy. Solid carbonation, carbonation is a little low. Sweet fruit and caramel, the hops are slightly citrusy but aroma-wise they are pretty downplayed. Ends fairly bitter. Not too bad though. 030511

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy dark orange colour, white bubbles. Aroma is caramel, toffee, a bit hoppy. Flavour is sweet caramel malts, pine, flowery. Thick bodied, a bit barley wine-esque. Sweet and slightly dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4653) - 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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