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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

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 39
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ski271 on 03-08-2005)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "On Draught[;]In Bottles".

A much better-behaved beer than the previous one! I got the aggro pour started, it set up a pseudo-cascade which then settled into two fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep, golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Once more, my kitchen was co-inhabited by Midas, Mammon and Croesus who had shown up for a taste of mein gelt. Nose had an odd metallic quality along with a grassiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. Taste was decently hoppy, slightly citrus bitter with a grapefruit tang, but muted by a grassy flavor that accompanied it. Finish was semi-dry and quite refreshing. I could see this as a gateway beer for people who are curious about hops but do not want to be immersed in them.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 17:51:16 | More by woodychandler
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lorla117

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-18-2014 22:32:53 | More by lorla117
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-14-2014 06:48:25 | More by RblWthACoz
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-01-2014 23:36:52 | More by jwat
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep straw color with a chill haze. Small foam topping recedes to a light film on top.
Aroma of floral hops (cascade?) , some pine, citrus and sugary malt, perhaps extract?
In the taste, lemony citrus, lemon grass, leaf, a bit tart and pale malts backing up. Some bread, biscuit, and citrus makes up most the flavor. Not a whole lot going on but smooth and easily drinkable. Not a bad beer to take a sixer of to a party, but outside of that, its just an OK beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 03:57:39 | More by Stinkypuss
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-01-2014 20:40:09 | More by Coreynezy4
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Dirk_Chappelle

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-29-2014 23:00:29 | More by Dirk_Chappelle
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 07:42:05 | More by deonreds
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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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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-20-2013 15:07:37 | More by athomasPSU
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of floral hops, a touch of sweetness. Taste is mild, some hops up front, malts at thew finish. Not bad, but a bit bland for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 11:32:41 | More by tone77
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, not much carbonation, two finger fluffy head.

S-Good deal of earthy hops, some dirt as well as some malt.

T-Rather malty, earthy, caramel, dirt, but not much in they way of hops, tad unbalanced as well.

M-Light, not much carbonation and watery.

O-Short story; too much malt not enough hops to balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 23:09:33 | More by rlee1390
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-16-2013 01:29:03 | More by jagada
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. Pours orange with short-lived, thin, fluffy, white head. Aroma is of caramel malt, bread crust and piney hops. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of piney, herbal hops, biscuit and caramel malt. Finish is long and bitter. Very nice Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 02:14:19 | More by mikeg67
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-09-2013 02:13:34 | More by pcsnyder
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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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - amber with a soft, white head that has good retention

S - light malt, some caramel, mild piney bitterness

T - caramel, pine, some toasted malts, some citrusy notes, moderately bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice, refreshing APA. It doesn't offer a dominant flavor, but it does have a decent, balanced character that makes it very easy to drink. I would like a bolder hop presence in my APAs, but I did find myself enjoying this one nonetheless. It's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 00:57:59 | More by tdm168
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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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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-25-2012 06:27:17 | More by mdillon86
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-24-2012 18:18:53 | More by bacher468
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micahmye

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-22-2012 00:07:49 | More by micahmye
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eargle

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-20-2012 20:12:34 | More by eargle
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Mt. Nittany Pale Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.