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Outta Kilter - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 85 | Display Reviews Only:
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2013 12:54:40 | More by neckbracesub
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-27-2013 00:24:21 | More by Dave_Treat
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-21-2013 19:12:04 | More by drgonzo2k2
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-16-2013 00:05:58 | More by jmann40
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-11-2013 02:45:05 | More by zekeman17
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-08-2013 02:24:56 | More by rolltide8425
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-01-2013 13:29:58 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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StefanosG

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-18-2013 23:43:21 | More by StefanosG
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-11-2013 04:30:01 | More by spycow
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2013 04:17:11 | More by ColSanders123
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-29-2013 14:45:19 | More by DmanGTR
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Haywire

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-26-2013 02:48:25 | More by Haywire
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teromous

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:25:13 | More by teromous
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 22:00:30 | More by BrownAleMale
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-30-2012 07:53:54 | More by WDJersey
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spoonhawk

Iowa

1/5  rDev -73.1%

12-28-2012 22:23:40 | More by spoonhawk
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:59:31 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-04-2012 03:05:57 | More by leinie13
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-29-2012 19:40:26 | More by Chokobo
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bryang002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-19-2012 23:29:56 | More by bryang002
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-14-2012 15:18:06 | More by t0rin0
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-08-2012 23:55:53 | More by kjkinsey
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with an inch or two of foam; neither the retention nor the lacing was particularly remarkable

Smell: A lot of brown sugar and caramel with a vague apricot and cherry fruit character underneath

Taste: Caramel corn, up front, with apricot and cherry flavors developing in the middle; the tartness from the apricot lingers into the finish, though the sweet caramel flavors dominate throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: There is a lot of confusion about this beer and, I must admit, that I was confused, too; then I realized that this is not a classic Wee Heavy but a Wee Heavy Scotch style RED ale; so maybe this is a Scottish twist on an Irish Red but, even so, I cannot say that it is something I would return to anytime soon

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 00:51:48 | More by brentk56
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Durge

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A reddish amber color with a decent off-white head and similar lacing. It’s a bit hazy with particulate. The aroma is full of cinnamon apple and mild cherry malt alcohol. Very odd and not exactly thrilling me. Certainly not what I expected. The flavor brings more of the cherry-apple sweetness along with wheat wine ideas. Some grassy rhubarb bitterness hidden in there. It’s medium bodied but with a fairly aggressive carbonation that tempers a bit of a wine-like feel. This is good enough but not as good as most of my previous Hoppin’ Frog experiences, and certainly nothing approaching the label’s promising descriptions. But still worth a try, especially if your a fan of wheat wines.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 17:47:49 | More by Durge
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

And Hoppin' Frog comes to WI & settles in just across the river. Must the options be expanding so rapidly? I guess that's OK. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pours is a deep, dark red. Pretty. Nose is rife with sweet caramel malts.

Outta Kilter isn't your dictionary.com scotch ale. The caramel malts really shine nicely, but there a touch of spice in there that adds class. Big sweet fruitiness arches over the middle of the beer. More sweetness crashes the end. Creamy & smoother than Mr. Big. All that sugar makes me yearn for insulin, but damn, I'm slugging this like Nyquil.

Enough saccharine to be called Pop Love Song in a Bottle. Doesn't really hew to the scotch ale line, but I'll take it. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 02:37:31 | More by maximum12
Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.