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Slab Cabin IPA - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Slab Cabin IPASlab Cabin IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-27-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jascott2112, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

rypkr, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

whojim, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BeerCon5, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BigRizz62, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Yellolab2010, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of dacrza1
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE REVIEWED: August 7, 2014... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: enjoying a nice haul from our State College weekend...APPEARANCE: clear, red amber body that streams a steady effervescence; dirty white head settles from a solid finger to a creamy resilience flaring with sunbursts of lacing--great to look at... AROMA: brilliant botanical array of lilac, carnations and grass; secondary scents of spices such as allspice and nutmeg--invitingly complex... PALATE: mellow, medium-bodied and drinkably relaxed; a thin yet consistent aftertaste holds to the back of the throat; creamy, if anything... TASTE: a solidly established pale ale, though not big enough for the India moniker--well-rounded, perhaps, by the soft, sweet malts that balance every sip; the malts--creamy, buttery--escort blunted hops along the journey, with a sessionable invitation... OVERALL: although a pleasant sipping beer, I find it tough to call this IPA anything beyond above average, as so many breweries are setting thee bar so high in this style...still, tough to slam a beer that is aesthetically pleasing and delivers on its promise with enough balance to convince--albeit temporarily--that the overhopped IPA is not the way to go ....

dacrza1, Aug 08, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper, honey golden, clear

Not much in the way of aroma. Faint grassy hops and some bready malt.

Sweet caramel malt up front, sugary. Earthy hops, not prevalent. Some bitterness peeks thru towards the end if the pint.

Light watery body. Medium carb.

Malt forward for an IPA. Falls short in aroma and mouthfeel and hop presence overwhelmed by the sweetness. Off-balanced the opposite way of how I would prefer an IPA. More of an APA and to that point, it is well crafted. Would have again but wouldn't seek out.

hopflyer, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Roze, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

lorla117, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

efrank, Jun 18, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

State College's finest brewery distributing bottles throughout PA I'm excited, deep caramelized malt sugars. Pours a deep caramel ruby almost brown hue, one of the darkest IPAs I've seen in quite some time, light beige head forms fine speckled lacing. Aroma has citrus notes with an earthy dank hop note with background of caramelized malts. Actually a nice balanced hop character earthy citric and hints of pine the hops go great with the bready caramelized malts in this beer, it's not the ideal current modern IPA it's blend of English and American traditions. Mouthfeel overall is impressive slightly slick hop oils roll thick across the palate, a bit heavy with each sip. Overall the drink is doing it's job quite refreshing easy to consume and provides the palate with some nice complexity.

WVbeergeek, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Durandal_777, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

FrozenBeanz, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

rodlavers, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

YalovaIA, May 06, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an orange color with a slight haze. White head and a bit of lace. In the nose, bright grapefruit and orange hop scents and some biscuity malt.

The taste is very bitter and citric, which is in trademark IPA fashion. The malt base is caramel like and a bit toasty. Hoppy grapefruit, pith, and pine are all in full force.

Medium bodied, well carbonated feel. Overall, this is a pretty decent IPA. I'd say par for the course.

Stinkypuss, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Coreynezy4, May 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Perfect clarity on this one. Nice amber brown color. Flavor is okay. Kind of an odd off-taste. After all this talk on the forums about quality concerns, I wish I knew how to better describe what I was experiencing. Anyways. It's a decent IPA. Doesn't seem quite right to me. Oh well. On to the next.

RblWthACoz, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

skydogpenn, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

JKWBMH, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

SamEaton2, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bsm80x, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

VaporDome, Feb 08, 2014
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Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.