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

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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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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
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
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
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
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%

Photo of nstroup
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%

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

Ba Review #188
Served On: 07/14/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Picked up a sixer of this at the brewpub when passing through State College, PA.

Look: The beer had a semi-clear dark copper color with a beige coating of foam as the head. Lacing was phenomenal. Carbonation bubbles were not very plentiful. Basically A textbook East Coast IPA appearance.

Smell: The nose had nice hints of pine and some floral notes. An herbal quality also helped make up the aroma.

Taste: Upfront was a mild pine character that moved into a bitterness that seemed to cleanse the palate for a moment. Then sweet malts took over on the backend, as the bitterness and pine notes seemed to reoccur for the finish. Mouth feel was medium and the carbonation level was stronger than the appearance suggested.

This was a great example of a balanced East Coast IPA. I would not hesitate to add this offering to my regular rotation.

Photo of KevieJames
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Boxer's in Huntingdon, PA. Great beer to have with my burger. There's a big, sharp citrus bitterness that's not too juicy, but still not too dry or astringent. It's just a well-built IPA with herbal lemon over biting pine. It's more West Coast, with a lighter than usual body, but that just makes this a little more drinkable.

Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.