TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Ottos- Poured a clear copper caramel with rocky foam head and sticky lacing. Sweet knotty pine hops on the nose with a hop texture throughout. Clean and cool with a nice bit of hop bite.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at brewpub. Poured copper in color with a nice beige head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma of mostly floral hops with some pine, citrus, and some underlying sweet malt. Tastes of caramel malt base with piney, resiny sticky hop mouth feel, light citrus, and finishes with a nice hop bittering. I really really liked this one. It was my highlight at otto’s for sure.
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Aroma is piney; flavor is piney and bitter. Good but not great.
doboy (406) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a caramel color, kinda dark for an IPA. But that’s where the problems ended. Nice lacy head, grea hoppy floral aroma. The flavor was lite, and the body full and nice. Great aftertaste and bittering. Good enough to make me want to be a Nittany Lion!!!
Shared bottle with Uncle Steve, Brian, Tom and the Southern Beer Guru, Drbayern!
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours an average, foamy, light tan head. Clear, amber body. Citrus and pine nose with some sticky crystal. More fruit in the flavor - pear and white grape accompany the suspected pine and grapefruit. More sweet crystal malt. Medium-full body with a sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Detracting. Lingering hop flavor with a bitter finish. Pretty good, but the mouthfeel really dragged it down for me.
Cakes (344) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bottle from the Brew Pub.
Impressive, a good "middle of the road" IPA that does not go "over the top with the hop". Well done here.
Advocate_Ames (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The slab cabin pours amber clear with a weak head that hugs my glass. As for aroma it is of carmel malts, citrus hops, a slight spice, and a pine like hop scent. I could taste sweet malts, mild bitterness from the hops, and citrus. The finish is pleasant. The bitterness doesn’t take away from the flavor of the beverage. My palate was not hit hard but it does impact it. Overall I enjoyed this. It’s worth trying.
johnbuck100 (210) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great looking IPA(wasn’t expecting the red appearance) with a balanced hop presence. Smother than I expected but with a nice citrus hop bite. Add the modest alcohol level and you have a great drinking IPA. Well done!
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Color is a clear amber with white head. Tastes of pine, hops, citrus and grassy notes. Flavor is a bit watered down and bitter. Nothing special.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a lightly hazy, amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, and some caramel as well. Taste of pine, citrus fruits, light toffee, grass