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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
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-09-2012 03:30:56 | More by wertschy
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knb112


3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-14-2012 23:41:07 | More by knb112
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-06-2012 03:40:58 | More by lupercmda
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cunninsa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass.

A- a light amber color, lots of carbonation sticking to the sides of the glass. A small white head, that dissipated quickly.

S- Soapy. A bit of citric hops, and some malt sweetness.

T- Some floral and citric hops hit up front, a bit of balancing sweetness. Not much going on there. Pretty much run of the mill APA.

M- Aggressive carbonation for the style. Light to maybe medium body. Not overly dry on the end.

O- not bad, but nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 17:27:53 | More by JWU
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-17-2012 16:42:18 | More by nstroup
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Shibbykaiyai

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this on a recent trip to State College, PA at Kildare's Pub.

A nice amber colored APA, with a malty smell. A smooth APA, it was a good APA, not too strong and not too hoppy.

A good session APA. Not anything great, but it goes down easily.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 02:11:34 | More by Shibbykaiyai
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KevieJames

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-25-2012 20:13:24 | More by KevieJames
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

I had this one on tap at Otto's last Friday but I wasn't reviewing then so we got a six pack to go and here we are.

Appearance: Beer pours a dark hazy orange with about half a finger of eggshell white head. Decent head retention and not much lacing.

Smell: Hoppy with some citrus notes. Decent balance with a hint of pale malt. Smells nice but not anything over the top.

Taste: Very nice tasting Pale Ale. The Centennial and Cascade hops provide a very American hop punch...citrusy and fresh. There's some subtle maltiness which provides some balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale. Smooth and very drinkable. Nicely carbonated and refreshing.

Overall: It tasted better on tap but even from the bottle this is a tasty pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 11:10:29 | More by pburland23
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-22-2012 15:11:53 | More by THECPJ
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fchicken


4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-23-2012 06:06:55 | More by ChrisPratz
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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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pretty much a IPA or DIPA in color wouldn't expect this dark for a "pale ale". Head is minimal and settles to a mild lace ring and even agitation of the beer results in some bubbles that quickly make them self's scarce.

S - Actually smells quite balanced. Not very hoppy or pale in aspect just balanced pale malts and bittering hops.

T - A very smooth drinkable pale in my opinion. You get pale malts then slightly bittering hops. Then in the finish some sweet breads and a mild hop presence. It's very smooth.

M - Light to medium, borderline session able.

Overall again as expected with the red ale and DIPA being very good this one is also tasty. The only drawback again is no place to find six packs or singles but I can mix it in a sixer for 10 bucks and that gives it some props. Good pale guys!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 00:57:33 | More by DrDemento456
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-26-2012 15:21:01 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Lightly orangey/peachy dark golden that is very bright and clear with a nice amount of bubbles rising to the reasonably big off-white head that dimples a bit as it settles with okay speed. It retains a nice skim and leaves fairly good lace.

S: Plentiful bright citrus hops – fruity grapefruit mostly. Behind that there is some biscuity pale with toasty & caramel hints and some quite minimal sweetness. A bit of a bready yeast note comes in as it warms.

T: Like the nose in that it is more hoppy than malty. More complex though. Hops add a bit of rind to the grapefruit and also a touch of pine & some grassy/herbal character at the end as well as some dry resin in the lingering finish. Good bitterness that grows with consumption. The pine and resin hop note grows as well. Some of the fruitness (not all that strong) seems like it could be from esters. Malt backbone is quite solid while serving as a nice platform for the hops. Malts are biscuity, just slightly toasty, some mid-range caramel, pleasant & subdued sweetness, and just a hint nutty on the backend. It is pretty dry and steely overall.

M: Evenly medium body with a firm yet softly expansive carbonation. Quite well attenuated with some texture from hops & a lightly drying finish. Pretty refreshing.

D: A good session strength American pale with a nice balance. Nothing non-attractive. Looks sexy, good feel, aroma & flavor that while not amazing are very solid and quite fine for the heft. A nice little quencher with plenty of good character. Good & tasty, but won’t slow you down.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 17:37:49 | More by SickGnar
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a nice golden color with not too much head. There is a moderate amount of lacing upon the quick dissipation of the head.

Smell – Carmel malt is the most prevalent. While not very potent, there is a light amount of pine and citrus hop mixed in.

Taste – A very nice malt backbone with a slight roasted barley flavor which is lightly sweetened by a bit of toffee flavor. The lighter hop flavor then comes into play toward the middle and the end. Mainly pine and earthy in nature, it leaves a nice finish to the taste.

Mouthfeel – A little thinner then would be desired with an average level of carbonation. Pretty standard for the type of brew.

Overall – Not bad, but noting too special. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 02:43:52 | More by Darkmagus82
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-07-2012 00:20:47 | More by jfcaa193
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-03-2012 04:10:56 | More by TimoP
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erosier

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a nice amber color with a medium sized and light bodied off white colored head that leaves a little lacing as it fades fast.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of crisp earthy and citrus hops.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, a nice mix of earthy and citrus hops that aren't too overpowering and mix well with the malt base.
M: Crisp, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, medium to light bodied. It was a nice session beer.
D: Overall it was a very sessionable beer where the malt flavors and the hops mixed well together and made it enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 11:11:58 | More by erosier
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polubog

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-29-2012 22:43:57 | More by polubog
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jra173

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-18-2012 21:00:51 | More by jra173
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20%

01-12-2012 05:29:48 | More by ygtbsm94
Mt. Nittany Pale Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
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