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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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very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
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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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -9%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brownish/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrusy hops. Taste is not nearly as hoppy as the smell. It is well balanced, more caramel malts than I expected, some hop bitterness, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall us a solid beer.

tone77, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Kendog65
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Kendog65, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev +3.1%

athomasPSU, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of crowsnest
4/5  rDev +3.1%

crowsnest, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TTripp725, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Blaze5445
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Blaze5445, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Doogflaggat
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Doogflaggat, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of lccrunchy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

lccrunchy, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jagada, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

twenty5, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Damian74Shensky, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
3.84/5  rDev -1%

22 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with thin, foamy, white head and some carbonation. Aroma is of bready malt, citrusy hops, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is full, chewy and tangy. Citrusy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, grapefruity. Nice, tasty, balanced IPA.

mikeg67, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%

Another of my recent acquisitions while visiting the Knickerbocker Hotel in Altoona.

My pour resulted in just better than a finger of dense, creamy, tawny foam that slowly fell, leaving great lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-copper with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled deeply of grapefruit. I hope that I never grow tired of that smell! Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was not equal to its smell. Instead, it had a prevalent biscuit malt flavor on the tongue that seemed to overwhelm the hops. That is not to say that it was not hoppy, just not as intense as on the nose. Finish continued to be fairly malty, more like an EIPA than an AIPA. It was not bad, per se, but not great for the style.

woodychandler, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.1%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
Photo of Analog_kid
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Analog_kid, May 15, 2013
Photo of pcsnyder
4/5  rDev +3.1%

pcsnyder, May 09, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%

Bought a 22-oz bottle in Wegmans in Williamsport. I considered cheap at $4.49 per 22. Didn't see any bottled on date or freshness stamp on the bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with okay head and good carbonation. Smells malty sweet with a kiss of hops. Maybe some crystal 40 malt in the nose. Tastes mostly malty with hops in the background. Hops are there, they just don't quite take the forefront like today's IPAs. Hops seem like American citrus variety but meld pretty well with the sweet malt aroma & flavor. Feels a little medium to heavy bodied. Finishes a tad too sweet. Not a bad beer, just isn't one of my favs in today's wonderful lineup of flavorful & hoppy IPAs.

jwhancher, May 08, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%

A - caramel amber with a thin, off white head that has decent retention

S - citrus, dark bread

T - dark bready malts, citrus, some banana, faint sweetness, some pine, decent bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, very crisp

This is a decent IPA, but it's not one that will separate itself from the crowd. I would have preferred a slightly different malt character, but what is here isn't bad. The hops are present, but I wish they were a bit more intense. Overall, this is a nice IPA that is refreshing and easy to drink, but it will disappoint the more intense hop heads.

tdm168, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jwat, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +3.1%

A-dark amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-citrus, pine, malt, hints of floral and herbal

T-nice juicy citrus with some pine and a nice slightly sweet malt backbone, slight herbal notes, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a solid IPA with a nice balance of flavors

MDDMD, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

billmayo, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

bacher468, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

micahmye, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

eargle, Nov 20, 2012
Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.