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Outta Kilter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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84
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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Ahhh---my native Ohio brews another goodie! This wee heavy pours a rich orange tinged red
with a VERY thin head and light clinging soapy lacing. Nose of caramel malts, medium roasted
grains, toffee,, a bit of raisin, a hint of alcohol, and bready goodness. Flavors have a sweet
characteristic up front, roasted peat malts, brown sugar, lots of malts and even more malt.
Smooth drinking with a light bite at the end from the hops, yet non bitter and in line with the
style. Medium carbonation on the mouthfeel. Very drinkable yet deceptive on the alcohol.
A fantastic brewery that makes solid styles. A true blessing to the state of Ohio.

Cheers

Brutaltruth, Yesterday at 11:09 PM
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

SteveCarrozza, Sunday at 03:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rudabegga9, Thursday at 09:37 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

dsshuck, Sep 01, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

JamieDuncan, Aug 25, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

bubseymour, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, light herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, light herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice scotch ale. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. Really needed to be a bit bolder on malt flavors, but still a nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

muskiesman, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jmathis, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ChrisMon02, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

golf4collet, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mpenning13, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

krome, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jgunther71, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

ZachRusk, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

CaptDavyJones, Mar 12, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

dunlap926, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mhammo129, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

Besides a little nit of burnt red-orange deeper in the body, this beer is just beyond medium orange in color. The head is small, spritzy and sparse, and retention just above average, though lacing is good.
There's lots of malt and sweetness in the aroma. It's got something like candied orange peel, doughy sugared breads, and caramel along with a whiff of alcohol. It's got a bit of juiciness and even a touch of hop leaf just noticeable.
The flavor takes all those things and brings them out more fully for a nice, complex and well-rounded character. The sweetness comes close to cloying but is balanced out by breadier aspects of the malts, even as some toasty, mildly smoky brown sugar comes in. The hops are used to good effect; a lot wouldn't work well in this beer, but the touch of leaf and the slight bitterness it adds really keep things on level. The hint of warming alcohol actually adds another dimension rather than just heat. The rye is also used well, earthiness another aspect of the balance and spiciness another of the depth.
The carbonation is even, making for a consistent, strong crispness in a medium body. It also manages a good smoothness all the way through.

Brenden, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

22 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - This beer is rust colored with orange highlights. It has one inch of tan head.

S - I smell toffee with hints of vanilla. I get some whiffs of alcohol, too.

T - The taste is caramel malt and some alcohol.

M - Full

O - This is a tasty wee heavy. The alcohol becomes apparent as it warms.

buschbeer, Jan 27, 2014
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Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.