j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Another bottle found while doing some cellar tidying, and another bottle that probably shouldn’t be this old, probably about a year on it. Whoops. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium sized beige head. Still some hop aroma on this one, soft caramel and malt. Medium bodied, a bit of age shows up early, malt. Thins out a bit, picks up some more malt notes and a touch of bitterness on the finish. Not bad, especially for a more than year old pale ale.
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper amber with an off-white head. Piney, fruity, and citrusy aroma. Flavor follows the nose with a touch of caramel and a hint of grapefruit.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from the good Mr. Zook. Thanks Gabe! It pours a light amber orange with a small, frothy off white head. The nose is pine needles, slightly fruity malt, and some toasted undertones. There is a touch of pine on the hops side mixed with nice toasted and cracker notes. Crisp and rather dry on the back end. Nice. Light to medium body with a dry toasted finish. This one comes across as something unique and is definitely worth a try.
DiarmaidBHK (4054) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint floral notes on the nose. Pours a beautiful ruby tinged golden. Big hop notes on the tongue. I can’t say I’m getting the faint nuttiness but I like hops so I’m happy. Aerating it brings out even more hop notes. My favorite ottos so far.
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a frothy one finger light beige head that had pretty decent retention. Nice fresh citrusy hop nose, just the right hopping level for a Pale Ale, bright and delicate. The flavor has a nice level of bitterness and a restrained toasty maltiness. Easy drinking and great in it’s simplicity. Light to medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. I like this bottle quite a bit more than the previous ones I’ve had. Nice work Otto’s.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with a thin tan head. The nose is really soft and lovely. Fresh and fairly fruity. A little bit of light citrus. Pale malt and a nice balanced citrus character. A bit of spice mixed in with the tropical fruit character.
deyholla (9714) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Brian! Poured a clear butterscotch with a near white head that dissipated completely. Aroma was a combination of pine and grain that was slightly sweet. Flavor had a bit more of a citrus note that was joined by pine and sweet grain for a nice beer.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at brewpub. Amber with minimal head. Aroma is faint pine. Flavor is grassy bitterness. Meh.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle purchased at the brewpub - brown pour, caramelly, fruity and dry finishes with a touch of citrus and tart. Good balance.