barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Wow! what a great IPA. Deep Golden Color with a nice fruity citrusy aroma. Decent solid head leaves sticky lacing down the sides. This tastes just as the description says as a hybrid blend of one of my favourite English style IPAs that accidently incorporated America’s NW hops...In my mind this is more balanced than any American IPA I have had. Where did the 6.8% go? I’ll have another! chubbyhubby (11) - ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
This was a sneek release that I was fortunate to obtain from a friend of the brewer. I was told this one is for US export only - so a very big thanks to Patrick. I believe the name is just "Hoppy Otter IPA" as that’s all my label states.
Goldeny amberish colour. Great aroma with both a grassy and citrus scent. Decent head off rough pour which leaves nice lacing. Nice sweet biscuity, caramelly crystal malt backbone. Malt balances wonderfully with the hop bitterness. A bit more highly hopped, and carbonated than normal English style IPAs...interesting and very drinkable. This is very similar to a few of the American IPAs I have had only it has kept the balance that English IPAs are notorious for.
Excellent! Very well brewed. When will this be released in the UK? and Where can I find more? britishalenerd (11) - USA - JAN 17, 2008
Wow! This was not what I was expecting! A new style to the US? This seems to be an old classic English IPA recipe with 5 of the Pacific NW US hops. Interesting to say the least. A bit dryer, higher in carbonation than expected. Great grapefruit, piney aroma. Nice head which slowly dissipates and leaves lace around glass. Malt and hops are nicely balanced unlike some US styles. For a 6.8% this beer goes down GREAT!
Very complex taste of Munich, Cara, and Wheat malt..possibly some crystal.
This is a lovely old world meets new style which this English microbrewery has done well. I enjoyed it thoroughly.