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style
Brewed by Otley Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Brewed with help from Glyn Roberts, manager of The Rake, Borough Market.

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3.7
fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

3.4
yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
From cask at the Rake. Pours dark orange with a small white white head. Aroma mild apple fruity and slight citrusy. Crisp hoppy. Smooth malty, slight hoppy and fruity. Bitter and medium dry malty. Dry bitterness with a subdued fruity note. Bitter and malty finish.

3.5
Ungstrup (37625) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. An amber beer with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruit and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, caramel, and fruit, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.3
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
Cask @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask@The Rake, London. Copper colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is a lot of fruits, some spruce, mild toffee and also some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is alcohol, quite rich on the hops as well as slightly spicy and wooden. Pleasant.

3.8
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2010
Cask. Pours an almost clear amber golden with a rough white head. Sweetish fruity nose with both distinct hops and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, flat, lots of caramel and fruit - quite sophisticated really. Warming alcohol in the finish. 200110

3.5
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
20th May 2010. On tap at the Rake. Hazy gold beer. Light white head. Slightly silky palate, a little dry. Well balanced. A little salty malt underpinning some spicy hops. A bit different and by the far the best beer I’ve had from Otley. Tasty and very drinkable. Well done Glyn!

3.3
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
bottle at home ... amber ... thin white head.... soft sweet floral orange hop ... little crdboardy nose ... bitter oily hop ... bitter candied peel ... very mandarin but bitter mandarin ...

4.1
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Keg at Tap East, London. Pours a lightly fuzzy ruby-gold with a thick, foamy, off-white head. Nose holds tons of sweet, ripe and juicy citrus fruits, some berries, plum, hints of toffee. Medium to big sweet with tons of juicy fruits, lots of berries, grape, some ripe orange, mango, pineapple. Really, just tons of juicy fruits. This isn’t really like a classic DIPA, but it is damn drinkable and pretty nicely balanced. Moderately bitter but not at all harsh. Some juicy pine. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Faintly warming finish with lots more juicy, ripe berries, ripe citrus, some bread, cherry, plum. Pretty delicious, even though a classic DIPA it is not.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Gravity Dispense at the Battersea Beer festival, (Feb ’12). Pours a dark golden / amber colour with a very thin white head. Fruits (dried) and malts dominate the nose, a good all round earthy aroma, you just know that this beer has some bite in it! Rich fruity hop flavours in the taste, slight hint of apple and maybe a pinch of spice in the background? A full bodied ale, sticky in the mouth and a fairly dry finish. Overall not a ’hop bomb’ but a good earthy hoppy chewy beer, will re-visit in the future hopefully!


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