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Mt. Nittany Pale Ale - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Mt. Nittany Pale AleMt. Nittany Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ski271 on 03-08-2005)
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jmp491

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer a bunch of times, usually just on tap, but this was from a firkin at Zeno's in State College and served in a pint glass. The beer was a medium amber color that is not see-through. There is a small amount of head that stays with it through the whole beer. Very citrusy or piney hops dominate the scent. The hops are very aromatic. But the taste is impeccable. One of the best beers I've had. At first, it wasn't bitter. It was quite fruity, with a grapefruit aftertaste. As you drank the beer, the bitterness level seemed to rise, but you couldn't taste the alcohol at all. Very smooth and easy going down, with a nice finish that coats your mouth. This was much better out of a firkin than the normal tap. I could only drink a couple of these, though, because it is quite a heavy beer. Overall, a delicious taste, and I hope Zeno's gets another firkin of this soon.

Serving type: cask

06-25-2007 04:36:47 | More by jmp491
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fchicken


4.5/5  rDev +20%

04-04-2012 02:29:00 | More by fchicken
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pretext

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-12-2014 03:01:39 | More by pretext
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

05-24-2013 22:52:42 | More by HopHeadRyan
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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewery

Arrives a beautiful light amber with orange tints. It's topped with a nice one finger head of off-white foam.The head eventually drops to islands and a ring, with splotches of lacing observed throughout.

This beer smells like lemongrass. Very pleasant citrus/grass aromas from hops, very fruity, with toffee apples in the back from malts. Awesome.

The first flavor is caramel malts, then a quick jolt from hop bittering. On its heels is a clean, refreshing grapefruit and lemon flavor, slightly grassy. Aftertaste is citrus caramel candy, but not sweet.

Mouthfeel is crisp and perky. A good zing from carbonation across the tongue. Hop bitterness grabs at the back of the throat. Finishes clean and sharp. Great burps!

This is a really good beer. Good representation of the style. Get a keg for your next party.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2005 13:45:56 | More by jakester
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bill_kutz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-16-2013 03:22:03 | More by bill_kutz
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-23-2013 03:18:36 | More by Greenplastic615
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augie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-22-2012 20:30:45 | More by augie
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kjb32812

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-13-2012 02:45:49 | More by kjb32812
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TheDreadnought

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. Bomber bottle, poured into a Tiffany mug.

Poured an awesome apricot color with a large head that returned quickly. Nose of fruit and flowers, most notable apricot/malt flavor. Taste was typical malt/spice for an APA, fruity/hoppy/spicy with good carbonation.

Overall, this beer came off a "Wow, that's pretty damn, good" suprise for my first Nittany.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 19:49:34 | More by TheDreadnought
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Light orange body with a thin white head in a HopDevil glass... bright and efficient, with sporadic tracings on the glass... sharp spruce and hops, light and clean... bubbly and smooth on the palate--a bit creamy on the tongue... swift and pleasant... a bit on the lighter side of pale ales--surprising (and refreshing) from a micro! and yet, perhaps, this is the way one should taste... a mixture of feelings: another winner from Ryan, but this ale is a step below Sierra Nevada, not to mention the other Otto's brews I've sampled--but it is solid, and who doesn't love something with Mt. Nittany in its name!?

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 03:54:32 | More by dacrza1
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ajbogs

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better choices from Otto's; it's a golden pale ale with less IBUs than the Double D and considerably subtle for the style. Can be drank at any part of a session and can work in all seasons.

This beer is a nice change of pace to the hop packed landscape of American Pale Ales.

Enjoy it at Zeno's pub, especially if it is Pulled Pork night. The sweet pork blends very well with the easy flavors of the brew.

Serving type: cask

12-30-2007 08:22:16 | More by ajbogs
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-23-2013 20:26:16 | More by KolbMarley
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-16-2011 21:21:30 | More by RyanPS
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery, into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden orange with a 2 finger width of white foam that settled down into a beautiful frothy covering that left decent lacing. Aroma is of fresh citrus and light hoppiness.

Taste is dominated by a fresh citrus and hops with a underlying backbone of sweet malt. Finishes bitter with a splash of sweetness and fruit twang. Mouthfeel is a crisp light medium.

A tasty and quite easy drinking Pale Ale makes for quite the sessionable experience. I went through this bomber in no time. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 02:14:17 | More by Kegatron
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewpub last football season.

A: The ale opened with nary a hiss, leading me to worry about how well it has held up. Luckily the pour managed to spunk up a finger of white head. The ale is amber colored, crystal clear, with a brilliant orange hue.

S: The nose is biscuity, full of dry grainy malts that nicely support a citrusy hop aroma that is stronger than one would expect.

T: While a bit of chill, the ale reveals a smooth hop profile that exudes citrus. As it warms, the malty side reasserts itself. Biscuit and caramel flavor define the malts while a citrusy blast of flavor livens things up substantially. A nicely balanced offering.

M: The biscuity flavor nicely supports the hops, giving them some time in the limelight before taking it back.

D: The bite at times makes me think IPA but the grains keep it a solid pale ale. I've had this on tap, from a firkin and now a bottle and I've never been disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 02:08:45 | More by akorsak
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-22-2014 13:48:01 | More by CAD22
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cunninsa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-02-2012 02:09:39 | More by cunninsa
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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jac5084 for this one.
Pours deep and clear amber colour with one finger white-ish head. Dissapeared fairly quickly leaving lots of lace. Smell - hoppy, citrusy, very strong and nice. Taste is pretty much the same - citrus and hops plus some spices perhaps. Smooth and rich, very balanced and very refreshing. It's drinkable, I'd love another one.
I'd say it's a typical pale ale, but really good one.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 04:32:31 | More by Voonder
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-25-2011 14:10:33 | More by nh2032
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a firkin cask at Zeno's Pub.

A--Slightly cloudy orange copper. Little head but it was served out of a cask so this is to be expected.

S--A slight fresh hop scent but nothing overpowering.

T--Very nice hop tang. Citrus and pine tartness. Balances well with the biscuit like malt.

M--A bit thin (see above in A) but nice hop bitterness prevails.

D-- A fine drinking beer. Good example of an English Pale, a fine session beer.

Serving type: cask

10-29-2007 13:08:03 | More by Deuane
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-21-2012 01:46:15 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-09-2013 02:13:34 | More by pcsnyder
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-09-2012 03:30:56 | More by wertschy
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russwbeck

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-14-2011 08:55:46 | More by russwbeck
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Mt. Nittany Pale Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
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