TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An Ottos staple, this is fantastic. The ABV is high, but the actual hop bitterness isn’t quite where I expected. Still, the flavor is a mix of citrus and greens, and it’s delicious. A must-have.
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Draft. Smooth Imperial! Great aroma, perfect color. Flavor is fantastic but lite. Same great taste almost each sip and a nice head to it. The alcohol level is well hidden. One of Otto’s best. Cheers!
Update: Same great grapefruit tones. Very smooth IPA with alcohol still well hidden.
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Marijuana all over this one. In the aroma and it tasted like I had a super skunky nugget in my mouth. More over, the pine and resin is what dominated the aroma, giving it that herbal quality. Taste was piney, with also lots of citrus and bitterness as well.
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA by Otto’s. Since I’m a Hop Head, this was right up my alley. Beautiful color and flavor. Strong shot of alcohol involved here. Don’t drink this and drive.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Update: Had again when dry-hopped with amarillo and it makes it even better. This is an outstanding DIPA.
My first beer at HBF, so I can remember it pretty well. The brewers said that it is made mostly with centennial cascade and chinook, which give it an excellent american citrus/piney flavor and aroma. The alcohol was very well hidden. Great IIPA.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draft at the Harrisburg Brewer’s Fest. Good IPA not a Imperial IPA. Nice hop bite to it. Besides that tasted like an IPA
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 Hazy copper color with a small off white head and nice lacing. Nice big citrus hop aroma. Nice big piney, resiney, hop taste. Full and bitter, a beautiful double IPA.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark straw/amber colored. Huge aroma of hops, with some citrus, and floral notes. Tastes extremely hoppy, and finishes with more hops, malt, slight dryness, and some fruitiness. I took a growler of this home (I bought 3 growlers here on my first visit, that's how good the beers were).
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oh, the resin, the resin, it was like camping in a pine forest without a tent. Or maybe like making out with someone who'd wearing a pine-fresh car doohickey around their neck. Whatever turns you on. This tasted very much like sucking on a pinecone, the malt background seemed to recede the longer it was in my mouth and it finished intensely bitter. Hop juice isn't my cup of tea, but I keep trying the biiter beers looking for one that will impress me. This is too unbalanced, in my opinion, but if you're a hop head you will probably dig it.
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Co-rated with Scraff...
Very hazy, amber ale with a very small, creamy, white head. Decent lacing.
The aroma is of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, caramel and pine. Lots of cascade hops?
The flavor is nicely bittered from beginning to end. Malt-wise, there are some caramel notes, but overall, to drink this elixir is like chewing on juniper berries and pine cones. Hops, baby! Medium-bodied with an extremely dry mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish.