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Double D IPA - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Double D IPADouble D IPA

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very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: PSUDREW on 01-05-2004

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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up from the brewery a week or so ago.

A: The beer pours into my Otto's pint glass golden brown in color with around a finger or so of white head. The retention isn't great, but the beer bubbles really nicely. A crystal clear beer that looks very inviting.

S: Really big citrus aroma with a nice amount of pine underlying. There seems to be a decent amount of malt teasing the nose as well. It smells a bit muted, and certainly much lighter than the style or ABV lead on.

T: The taste is much more in line with an Imperial IPA! Certainly a big caramel maltiness lends some sweet notes to an otherwise citrusy and piney IPA. Really sweet, with a balance that is all East Coast (you West Coast Hop Heads should probably steer clear as the hops are not the key focal point).

MF: Medium body with a below average carbonation. Really drinkable, the ABV is hidden really well and the dry hop finish keeps you coming back for more.

O: Really nice offering from State College's only microbrewery. You can't go wrong at only $4 per 22oz bottle!

Photo of AdamBear
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-good color of amber. nice stable cream colored head

S-strong scent of quality herbal hops. smells fresh and creamy

T-comes in with a very bitter taste of fainted herbal hops. the flavors seem to be neat muted but maybe they're just hidden by the overpowering bitterness. the bitterness lasts in to a faint matching after-taste.

M-bitterness! medium to low carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-a pretty good and drinkable IPA. its a bit of a kick in the mouth. definitely doesn't have great flavors though.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a dull and hazy, burnt orange body...the head was white in color and stood one finger tall...it slowly fell to a thin cap, but a full ring, and left some decent lacing

S - The nose had a lot of citrus notes and some resinous pine mixed in...there was a big, sweet malt bill dripping with caramel

T - First sip brings forward a lot of sweet notes...sweet and juicy citrus along with sweet caramel...the citrus fades quickly but the caramel lasts for a while...the hops do make a come back in the finish...some piney hops cut through the caramel and leave a long lasting bitterness

M - Medium bodied...sweet, bitter, sticky, some alcohol burn

O - As many DIPA's lately, this one was just a touch too sweet for me...the bitterness was there, but I couldn't get over the sticky-sweet malt...I prefer the Slab Cabin IPA

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #146
Served On: 03/23/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

I grabbed this one while passing through State College, PA last Sunday.

Look: Poured 2 fingers of rocky off-white foam. Color was a very clear copper with barley any carbonation bubbles detected.

Smell: High level of citrus and sweet tropical fruits. A nice astringency contributed to the very complex hop aroma along with a faint malt in the background.

Taste: First on the palate was a mix of a strong pine and grapefruit. A quick bitterness hit right in the middle. Then a real nice pineapple set in to make up a pleasant finish. The mouth feel was smooth and not too heavy – given the high ABV and complexity. Lacing was amazing with large patched clinging to the sides of the glass.

I absolutely love this Imperial IPA from Otto’s. It’s nicely balanced but still has a sophisticated complexity that makes the beer so interesting.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never seen these guys before and I live in PA.

A - Pours a good clear amber brown with about a 1/2 inch of sticky white head. Lacing is good throughout.

S - First thing I picked up was floral/tropical hops leaning toward apricot or peach and a honey like bready malt.

T - Damn fine beer I couldn't believe how balanced it was at almost 10 percent! I get only a mild bittering of hops in the finish but it's balanced well with the honey bread like malts.

M - Light to medium and would be as dangerously drinkable like hop slam

Overall had to edit since I now have the option to pick up six packs of this for around 10 bucks that it's one steal of a DIPA!

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was on tap at Kclinger's -served chilled in a pint.

The color is a deep amber with excellent clarity and thick cap of creamy tan with tight bead. The retention is good and lace sticks well with lots of fast moving carbonation bubbles present. The smell is very floral at first with a sweet malt ester and slight citrus attributes which augment the fruity hop and alcohol esters. The feel is good with a sufficient tanginess and light acidity up front but gets increasingly bitter and seems sweeter from mid taste to finish too, the feel is mostly dry with high carbonation adding levity and generally a medium bodied brew with some alcohol presence and spicy warming in the belly.

The taste is very pleasant with some grapefruit flavor up front which has a pithy rind like tanginess and there is a gentle malt sweet flavor which verges on caramel but stays light as the grapefruit acidity becomes stronger in the taste with some subtle tangelo and pine from the hops. The taste of alcohol is noticeable, but not high in the flavor, very bitter near the end with lots of American hop acidity giving a little sharpness as it finishes dry and warming. This is a pretty decent Imperial IPA, not too heavy on alcohol for the 9%, yet it could use more balanced bitterness perhaps, I only wanted 1 based on the harshness of the bitterness on a fresh palate.

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this 22oz bomber at the Georgetown Deli in Wilkes-Barre on 25JAN12 for $6.99. Time to lax with a DIPA after my tasty steak 'n' cheese wrap... Nothing distinguishing found on the label, such as ingredients or freshness dating.

Poured into a nonic pint, it is a slightly hazy, muted golden color. Carbo is slow and scattered, while the head is a creamy and fine off-white layer of foam. Lacing was on the lighter side, but still decent. The aroma has some toasty malt mingling with a bit of grapefruit and a hint of honey. The mouthfeel was real nice. I got a touch of chewiness in the medium-plus body, and it was gliding easily over the tongue.

The flavor has some nice sweetness right off. There's some toasty malt mixed in with fruitiness, like apricot and tangerine, plus a hint of honey here as well. The sweeter aspect of the taste lasts quite well, and it's only at the very end that some rindy, bitter hopping comes forth. Nothing earth-shattering here, but it's still solid and quite drinkable. I'd get another, next time I'm down in PA... Prosit!!

4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Double D IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.