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Ottos Arthurs Nugget Pale Ale

Ottos Arthurs Nugget Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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The third in a series of single-hop cask conditioned pale ales.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Sampled on cask at the brewpub this beer poured a cloudy orange-caramel color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart and tangy citrus with vague fruity hops. The flavor was tangy faint caramel with tart and sharp notes of orange and lemon and a hint of pine. The finish was long, tart and tangy orange and lime. Medium body. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Cask, brewery. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a nice one finger creamy off-white head. Lots of heavy lacing. The nose is leafy and fresh hops, a little floral and citrusy with some toasty and bready malts. The flavor is nicely bitter, not overwhelming, just right for a nice sessionable pale ale. Lighter bodied with gentle cask carbonation. Pretty darn nice beer, I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Cask @ Otto’s. Hazy light amber body with a small off-white head. Piny, citrus nose with some graham cracker and caramel notes. Moderate to light sweetness with a balancing bitterness in the taste with juicy orange, tangerine, light pine and caramel. Medium body is very soft with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
Cask @ Otto’s. Pours a hazy, orange-auburn color; thin white head with web-like lacing. Pleasant amounts of wet hops (oranges, passion fruit, tree fruit) in the aroma; hop-dominated structure. Medium mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation (just enough); solid, chewy wet hops and bread and loads of oranges and passion fruit; very flavorful, drinkable pale ale. Medium finish: toasted cereal, oranges, and bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Cask draft. Pours dark straw with off-white head. Nose is lemongrassy hops, pale malt, some mild yeasty spicy notes. Very fresh wet hop taste, plus pale malt, citrus, and some mild yeast. Smooth, stays resiny hoppy throughout, and is crisp. This one is yet another great beer from these guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Cask at Otto’s. Hazy amber with a fine bubbled off-white head. Very fresh, tangy, grassy, yeasty nose, even some sort of cheese funk in there as well. Medium bodied, about normal for the style and cask serving, with a flavor that’s grassy and dry at times, and then turns more dank, cheesy, yeasty, and bitter. A good hop for this sort of English pale ale, I think. Some fruity orange and grapefruit notes showed up when warmer, amplified I think by some of the food I had with it. Finishes with more of the funky-cheesy yeast. A good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2008
On Cask at the brewpub. Fresh waft of sweetgrass, lemon rind, hemlock bough and tannic leaves. Fresh, but subdued. Pours a lightly cloudly orange, with a crisp rind in soapy, soft sand. Flavor is gentle, lightly carameled and ripe with juicy hop cones. The dirty flavor of the Nugget piles through and drenches the palate with earth, leaves, bark and walnuts. Chewy, crisp and full. The Nugget resin hangs heavy on the tongue and bears a metallic burden. Not the most exciting hop for a single varietal presentation. Malt plays well, if a nip sticky and the cask presentation and mineral profile of the yeast bolster the beer for roundness. However, I just can’t dig the hop signature.


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