Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
650 ml bomber
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Thanks go to buffalohead for sharing this to start a small tasting at his house. It was mostly a run of the mill IPA but coming from Otto’s those were my expectations. As a way to tune the palate it worked perfectly. This is an above average example of the style but nothing spectacular in the end.
Aroma / Appearance - The thin off-white head was weak as it fought with the amber carbonated body. Woody hops and mellow oak chips waft through the air without gripping the nose like some aggressive IPAs.
Flavor / Palate - The profile is more hoppy than malty but fairly balanced. The finish sits gently on the throat. Without overwhelming the palate it has an easy going touch that lets you know you drank it recently. This is one of those typical lawnmower beers that you would drink on a warm summer day while grilling burgers.
Bottle. Good piney hop aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Big stable creamy tan head. High bitterness, clean and slightly rough. Caramelly maltiness. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt, spicy grassy hops in the finish. Pretty basic IPA - drinkable and tasty. Can’t complain here.
6/4/7/4/14 [3.5/5] anders37 (26649) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish. Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
The slab cabin pours amber clear with a weak head that hugs my glass. As for aroma it is of carmel malts, citrus hops, a slight spice, and a pine like hop scent. I could taste sweet malts, mild bitterness from the hops, and citrus. The finish is pleasant. The bitterness doesn’t take away from the flavor of the beverage. My palate was not hit hard but it does impact it. Overall I enjoyed this. It’s worth trying.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer has a decent color with a nice reddish/brown hue to it, a nice white one finger head, and decent lacing on the glass. The beer has a decent citrusy hoppy scent and a mild medium malty finish. The beer tastes decent with a medium citrusy flavor that is followed by a well balanced maltiness to it. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated and has a lingering bitterness from the hops. Overall, a decent IPA but it doesmt blow you away..but decent. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Very nice IPA. Pretty copper color that is clear and laces well. Nose is very floral and taste follows through with nice hops and a little bitterness lingering. hopscotch (11108) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Fairly clear burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, white head. The nose is grassy and piney. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Perfectly balanced - much like a PNW IPA - with a pinch of salt. Crisp, moderately bitter finish. Bottle provided by otakuden!
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Pours copper with a lasting white head. Smells of earthy hops, peppery. Tastes of earth, tea, some dry malty hints. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
This poured a nice amber color with a large white head. Aroma was nice medium amount of floral and citrus hops but nothing too crazy. Flavor was much the same at the beginning a nice blend of different types of hops, but unfortunately the bitterness fades quickly into a rather bland biscuty finish.