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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A classic American IPA with lots of floral punch and assertive hop presence. Hopped with Nugget, Palisade and Amarillo colored to a reddish hue thanks to Munich and Aromatic malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4388) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Pours clear amber with medium, frothy, off-white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, earthy hops, spice, and light bread malt. Flavor is light sweet malt, heavy earthy and floral hops,and light fruit esters; dry, bitter finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Hand-Bottle from Miver. Thanks Joe. Pours a deep red amber with a small sudsy white lace. Nose has a lot of perfume and floral notes with some tropical and citrus fruits going on. Flavor has a nice complex hop flavor--more citrus juiciness, earthy, a bit of lemongrass. Tasty, wish I could have it fresh but the handbottle. held up pretty darn well. Thanks again Joe(Exclamation point)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4014) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a sharp orange with a light off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavor is chewy hops and of set by the malts. The bitterness remained in the finish and keeps the tongue eager for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2008
From growler. Terrific nose on this one. Fruity big hop nose, with apricot nectar, pine resin, and grapefruit pulp. Mild nutty sweetness in the malt. Very fragrant, hoppy and sweet. Dark coppery brown clear, with thin foamy off-white lacing head. Pretty dark for an IPA. Medium watery body, with medium carbonation. Easy drinking. Starts with rich caramel-biscuit malt sweetness that is quite mild. For all the wonderful hop aromas, this IPA is not that bitter or hoppy in taste. Nice apricot-grapefruit hop taste, with just a mild astringent bitter finish. The hops are more tasty than bitter. The after is lightly dry, with a nutty bitter character and mild sweetness. Very nice IPA - like the milder, sweeter version of Double D.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
Nice citrus notes on the nose. Pours a ruby brown with a light white head. Big hop explosions on the tongue especially if you aerate it. The taste lingers nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (3760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
Darker amber colored body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Caramel and biscuity notes, mellow citrus, floral, and piney hop character. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, semi-sweet throughout, muddled finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
hazy amber, thin lasting white ring. Nose is stale cardboard and cheese, light grass and resin. Flavor is more resin and grapefruit front, mid is caramel and oxidation, finish shows more resin and light fruit. Thin, sticky, hopefully this isn’t fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt, spicy grassy hops in the finish. Pretty basic IPA - drinkable and tasty. Can’t complain here. 6/4/7/4/14 [3.5/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3474) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
12 July 2011, bottle. light amber, slightly pinkish, clear, steady bubbles. frothy tan head. sweet malt and rosy hops in the nose. med/thin watery body w/ some carbonation. can’t say i’m a huge fan of this. it is arather nettle/briar hop flavor. there’s no real sweetness or malt flavour and the hops aren’t the best to rest a beer on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
650 ml bomber
Thanks go to buffalohead for sharing this to start a small tasting at his house. It was mostly a run of the mill IPA but coming from Otto’s those were my expectations. As a way to tune the palate it worked perfectly. This is an above average example of the style but nothing spectacular in the end.

Aroma / Appearance - The thin off-white head was weak as it fought with the amber carbonated body. Woody hops and mellow oak chips waft through the air without gripping the nose like some aggressive IPAs.

Flavor / Palate - The profile is more hoppy than malty but fairly balanced. The finish sits gently on the throat. Without overwhelming the palate it has an easy going touch that lets you know you drank it recently. This is one of those typical lawnmower beers that you would drink on a warm summer day while grilling burgers.

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