kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is bright and citrusy with lots of fresh hops and a moderate caramel malt base that has a touch of toastiness. The flavor is rather bright and citrusy as well with some nice grapefruity notes. A little more malt backbone than the Mt Nittany Pale, and not quite as floral. Still quite drinkable though, and not sweet at all. Medium bodied, a touch of chewiness in the texture with moderate fizzy carbonation. I really like the aggressiveness of the hops here while maintaining the 5% alcohol. Good beer. mike67 (1196) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with thin, foamy, white head and some carbonation. Aroma is of bready malt, citrusy hops, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is full, chewy and tangy. Citrusy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, grapefruity. Nice, tasty, balanced IPA. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Color- burnt orange (slightly red)
Head- 1 finger, white, some lacing
Mouth Feel- slick
Aroma- grapefruit, floral
Flavor- sweet malt, slight spice from hops, juicy citrus
Yum! Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Draft at Otts Pours a clear copper with a small white head. The head is gone fairly quickly. Has a very well mixed aroma of hops and malts with the hops just winning out. It is very well blended. Has a solid mouthfeel and good carbination. Packs a decent hoppiness and a good dry finish. On the light side of medium body for me but this is a good beer. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Thanks to Kramer for this. Pours a amber color with a great hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is fairly standard, but still good. Not anything too out of the ordinary, but a good IPA. More citrus hops and pine.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Hops are one of the most intriguing and invigorating spices of life. They grab you by the seat of your tastebuds and shake you a bit to get your attention. That is what they are supposed to do. They remind us of what it’s like to be alive; to be shocked and excited and delighted all by the power of taste. Taste, of course, is integrally linked with smell, and the two of them together make magic. Hops are here to exploit that magic, and I couldn’t be hoppier for it. Otto’s Pub & Brewery is out of State College, Pennsylvania, and today they are here to tease, tingle, and invigorate my senses with their Slab Cabin IPA. Let the taste-fest begin.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Deep amber depths shimmer under the light, refracting deeper rays of mahogany and blood oranges. A soft tuft of white foam lazes about even as pockets of lace cling stubbornly to the sides of their glass vessel. A forest of pine needles damp with dew whisks me away to a secret orchard of ripe and aromatic nectarines and tangelos, even as pine needles, resinous sap, and green grass remain strong in their presence. Enraptured by her brilliantly amber and garnet depths, I dive head first into the deep-end. Clean and bright with a very fresh body and palate. Not overly heavy, her presence dances across my tastebuds with grace, a veritable footwork of bright citric skins, orange zest, dewy pine needles and sweet sticky sap. Some freshly sliced yellow grapefruit snaps in the background as a mildly dry, bitter grassy finish lingers after each quaff. Her light effervescence is highly refreshing when combined with her bright, playful palate. An excellent IPA, I could sup on Otto’s Slab Cabin all day long, but alas, my glass is already empty.
For a bottled production IPA, Otto’s Slab Cabin was bright and fresh, a rarity in the sometimes lackluster world of pasteurized IPAs. Not quite as fresh as the growler of Nelson IPA from Alpine, but pretty darn close. That alone is a miracle of craft brewing for which Otto’s deserves extra recognition. If you ever stumble across a bottle or two, make sure to bring her hone with you and rediscover the invigorating pleasures of hops.
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. BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Brewed in the USA... Growler from State College !!! Courtesy of The Capt, thanks Mark. Pours amber in color with a medium off white head. Aroma of malts, nuts, citrus and hops. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, malts and a hint of honey. Mouthfeel is medium in body, very clean and easy to drink. Pretty good stuff !!! Cakes (428) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
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. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Thanks gunhaver for the share. Pours amber gold with a nice white head. Nose is sweet malt with noticeable tart citrus, honey, pine, and and some floral hops. Flavor is pine with tart grapefruit. Lots of malt and a bitter bite. Interesting.