Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Bottled, filtered, Occasional;
The purest spring water drawn from the River Otter is used to brew this traditional 19th Century-style IPA with a bit of a twist. Handcrafted with English floor malts and our very own yeast, we have added five of the US Pacific Northwests most citrus-flavored, aromatic whole cone hops to create a new, complex, highly drinkable beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
(16.9oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of floral, caramel, and oven toasted biscuits. Flavor of well water with strong iron, caramel malt, and floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08: The beer is a hazy light amber color with a wispy off-white head that disappears quickly. Thin top ring of lacing with spots under. Aroma of hops and peat malt. Medium body with a subdued floral hops character, and flavors of earthy malt and pine. Kind of reminded me of Kelpie with more hops. The finish is mildly bitter and creamy with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Just average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
16.9oz bottle-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, herbal/earthy/slight pine hops-slightly bitter. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12138) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of tiasted caramel, fruity, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, fruitiness, and citrus. Body on the thinner side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
shared by papsoe. cloudy brown, small white head. quite hoppy aroma, fruity bitterness (hoppy fruity) flavor is quite hoppy, also earthy, grapefruit, malty balance. very hoppy ipa considerig its from england.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Date: 04/06/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

Appearance: clear amber, wispy dirty white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with earthy hops,
Overall: sweet caramel malt aroma, light earthy hops, light twang, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2008
500ml bottle shared by Tom. Clear yellow/amber colored body. Sharp honey pine nose. Dry, crisp, oily, properly bitter, a bit too syrupy and sweet, but clean and sharp, which is nice. Some tea leaves and thyme (and even some celery/vegetal/fuel thing) tasted in the finish takes a bit away from what otherwise is a decent beer that I could enjoy drinking great quantities of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle brought from Georgia by a friend. Pours a deep dark orange color with a frothy, white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, and almost sweet malt. Flavor is rich, hop bitterness, with a lasting finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle. Pours dark orangeish, copper color with a sticky, slightly off-white medium thick head that leaves a decent bit of lacing. Minty aroma with some raw cake mix thrown in there. Delectable bitterness with some faint citrus notes, some cookie dough and a bit of spearmint. Mouthfeel is of the appropriate thickness and carbonation for the style. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (7674) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08: Pours a cloudy amber with a minimal head. Dank aroma of tart fruit and hops. More malt than hop in the flavor and is also pretty tart. Not great.

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