Outta Kilter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.51/5 rDev -5.9%
Muddy brown appearance with minimal head that dissipates quickly.
Smell is caramel, toffee and bready malt.
Taste is sweet malt with caramel, toffee and hints of ripe fruits. Minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Light carbonation.
Overall good. Worth a try.
05-14-2013 02:47:25 | More by TrappistJohnMD
3.03/5 rDev -18.8%
A: Hazy medium brown and a tint of orange. Soft white low-foam head. Tiny bubbles line the glass but no lacing.
S: Not much on the nose, but there is some light caramel scents, and some metal strangely comes through. Not a pleasant scent with the iron.
T: Caramel sweetness, toasted crust, slightly nutty, some alcohol esters. This beer is supposed to have rye in it but I get no rye character at all. No real bitterness on this beer as expected. The esters really overpower the taste, but the smooth grain aftertaste is quite nice. I noticed a cider-like flavor as well.
M: It's medium bodied but filling. Very smooth and slick.
O: Overall it was a good malty beer, but I felt a bit cheated on the rye. I would probably not get it again, because it is overwhelmed by alcohol esters above all else. I would try it again if I could get it from a cask or keg, but it just seems fairly bland.
01-20-2013 04:25:13 | More by teromous
3.6/5 rDev -3.5%
22oz bomber poured into a Sprecher snifter glass
Appearance- Ruby red with a little bit of haziness. Less then a half finger of head that quickly dissipates.
Smell- Some bread malt, a bitter hop and a touch of rubbing alcohol.
Taste- A sweetness with a nice bready malt and a bitter hop finish that balances well.
Mouthfeel- Nice medium body that could use some more carbonation, but overall pretty easy drinking.
Overall- This is more of the actual Wee Heavy foriegn style rather then the Scotch ale american style that I prefer. Void of the carmel and peat flavors that Ive come acustom to.
12-31-2012 22:00:30 | More by BrownAleMale
4.18/5 rDev +12.1%
22 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.
A - Pours a light caramel brown, producing a thick two-finger head of eggnog-white foam that dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving a sheet of very tight bubbles over the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is amber-orange in color and a cloudy, pushing opaque with a constant stream of bubbles rising up the center from the bottom.
S - Aroma pours into the air from the pour. Toffee, butterscotch, caramels, apricots and other dried fruits. And that's before I even explore the nose. Wow. Caramelized, toasted malts; dense, fresh, whole-grain fruit-bread. Brown sugars mixed with a touch of pine and wildflower hops. Even pulled some peach out as it warmed in the glass.
T - Light and medium toasted malts mixed with a variety of sugars - quiet similar to the initial aroma. Almost as much butterscotch as caramel. Touches of dried apricot, a wee bit of cherry, maybe some orange rind. The tastes of the sugars dominate the malt, which serves as a transport for them, but it's not sweet. Hops are there to dampen and balance the sweetness, but it's very difficult to identify them on their own. ABV is very-well disguised - not at all hot or boozy. The bottle says there's also some rye in this brew, but it must be used to knock down all the sugars and keep the beer from becoming candy.
M - Fully carbonated, but a bit creamy in the mouth. Soft structure. Nicely integrated. Not much of a linger to the finish - just echos of the dry fruit and light caramels without being cloying or sweet. Well-balanced. Quality ingredients.
O - Delicious! I like this caramel-butterscotch and toasted malt bomb. One bottle is enough, to be sure, but it's quite enjoyable, like a decadent dessert. An interesting take on the style, it leans decisively toward the sugar end of this style's spectrum, and lacks the peaty smokiness and malt-dominant expressions most try to achieve. Keeping that in mind, I definitely recommend this as a nitecap to be savored.
11-21-2012 01:59:31 | More by BuckeyeSlim
Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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