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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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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

bill_kutz, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mdillon86, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bacher468, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

micahmye, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

eargle, Nov 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

bvlaminck, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

wertschy, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

knb112, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

lupercmda, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

cunninsa, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of JWU
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

JWU, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

nstroup, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Shibbykaiyai
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

Shibbykaiyai, Jul 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

KevieJames, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of pburland23
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

pburland23, May 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

THECPJ, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

fchicken, Apr 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ChrisPratz, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

augie, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

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!

DrDemento456, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of SickGnar
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

SickGnar, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

Darkmagus82, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 07, 2012
Mt. Nittany Pale Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.