phillybass (117) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
So many hops it tastes like an imperial IPA. Lots of floral aroma. Taste is wide and bitter. Something minor is not quite right. But overall very impressive.
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Tap at Split Rock, ’04. Golden and clear with a white head. Nutty hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor, with a nice nutty malt backbone. Lingering hops in the finish. Real nice offering. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
Another well made brew from Otto's. Pours dark straw colored with a great hop aroma. Tastes very hoppy, with some malt, citrus, and floral flavors at the finish. A great beer. Dacrza (1067) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Light orange body with a thin white head in a HopDevil glass... bright and efficient, with sporadic tracings on the glass... sharp spruce and hops, light and clean... bubbly and smooth on the palate--a bit creamy on the tongue... swift and pleasant... a bit on the lighter side of pale ales--surprising (and refreshing) from a micro! and yet, perhaps, this is the way one should taste... a mixture of feelings: another winner from Ryan, but this ale is a step below Sierra Nevada, not to mention the other Otto’s brews I’ve sampled--but it is solid, and who doesn’t love something with Mt. Nittany in its name!? TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2008
On tap at Capones. Pours a mostly translucent golden amber with a small off white bubbly head. Aroma was a ton of fresh hops, loads of Cascade along with some Centennial, orange, pine, floral and a lot of caramel malt to balance it all out. Flavor was a lot of the same, nice chewy hops, great pale ale, nice balance of hop bitterness and malt. This should be the favorite beer of any kid who drinks beer at Penn State!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Orange color with a bright aroma of citrus hops and some mild malt. Flavor is dominated by citrusy "C" hops that contribute a nice sweetness with malt that doesn;t overwhelm. Best new APA I’ve had in awhile. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2004
On tap at Split Rock. Golden and clear in color with a nice white head. Hoppy aroma. Nutty flavor. Hops linger throughout beer. Really nice beer. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
22 oz. bottle shared with Naka. Pours an iradescent orange with cherry red hues. Small, white, half finger head. Nose is bubblegum, citrus, floral and pine hops. Nice hop flavor, floral and citrusy. Balanced well with a sweet caramel backbone. Modrate to high bitterness at the end that lingers well into the after, the slips away quitely leaving you to want more. A good APA, and I’m sure it’s better fresh. This bottle was 8 months old.