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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
86
very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-27-2008

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Photo of woodychandler
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Analog_kid
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of pcsnyder
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jwhancher
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tdm168
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of billmayo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of micahmye
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of eargle
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of leweascoba
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of saucy626
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jenray
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of slvrmon82
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jra173
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a very solid IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery in State College, PA. Great offering available all over Central PA and can compete with any of the top East Coast IPAs. This is a great regular to add to your lineup and is balanced enough to be a good session IPA.

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Aschap
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Shibbykaiyai
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle while in State College, PA.

Went very well with a takeout bbq burger and fries from Kildare's Pub.

A good brew. Not too biting, but you can definitely taste the hops and citrus. Before I leave later this week, I will pick up some to take home.

Photo of jtd335
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.