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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

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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slvrmon82

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-11-2012 03:02:10 | More by slvrmon82
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jra173

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 02:47:51 | More by jra173
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-21-2012 01:47:00 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-17-2012 16:42:11 | More by nstroup
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-14-2012 02:04:15 | More by Aschap
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Shibbykaiyai

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 02:28:27 | More by Shibbykaiyai
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-16-2012 10:45:03 | More by jtd335
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 18:46:04 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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KevieJames

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-25-2012 20:11:16 | More by KevieJames
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 21:57:13 | More by tempest
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LexShaw89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2012 23:56:53 | More by LexShaw89
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-22-2012 15:12:07 | More by THECPJ
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a golden orange body that had some slight haze to it...the head was white in color and two fingers tall...it fell to a thin cap and left some nice lacing

S - Sweet, juicy citrus is all around...orange, lemon, lime, mango, grapefruit...slight bitterness...the malt is there to add some more sweetness, but the nose isn't cloying

T - The juicy hops start things off...they provide a lot of citrus flavors and as I said before they are very juicy...the malt is strong in the middle and provides a nice transition between the sweet and bitter parts of this beer...there is a trace of caramel coming from the malt bill...after the malt subsides, the bitter hops creep in...they aren't in your face bitter, rather a very palatable bitter

M - Medium bodied...crisp, refreshing, slightly bittersweet

O - I enjoyed this one way more than Double D...all the citrus flavors and supporting malt bill really made this IPA enjoyable...I loved it on tap, but was hesitant about taking home a sixer

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2012 13:29:32 | More by thain709
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fchicken


4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-04-2012 02:29:24 | More by fchicken
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-23-2012 13:53:30 | More by augie
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a six pack from THE HOP SHOP in State College, PA this weekend...cool bottle shop with 8 taps for growler service...good selection of local stuff...a bit pricey at 11.49 a six pack...

A - Nice 1 inch head that hangs around...with some very nice lacing...clear caramel-copper with a slight haze...not sure if this is bottle conditioned or not?

S - As with other reviews this beer definitely has minimal aroma...mostly caramel malt notes...a bit of hops in the very beginning...the bottle sniff was really nice...but I think once poured the aroma just goes flat...a bit of pine and earthiness...not great...

T - Relatively fruity, definite caramel notes, very clean, not enough bitterness for me...yet its still a tasty beer...after 2 I'm liking it a bit more...

M - Good medium-light body mouth feel...nice medium carbonation...very crisp...not syrupy...good

Overall - An okay IPA...an even better Amber Ale if it was labeled as such...its very hard to compete within this style when there are so many world-class IPAs to fight against...this one does not win the prize...but its very solid and totally drinkable...give it a try and decide for yourself. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 22:46:04 | More by HopHeadRyan
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-29-2012 05:50:30 | More by abcramer
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-27-2012 22:36:46 | More by foureyedgeek
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Yummmmiller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-03-2012 00:54:44 | More by Yummmmiller
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mjh5397

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-03-2012 00:54:31 | More by mjh5397
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-13-2012 03:02:25 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-31-2011 19:45:32 | More by DWolf
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A rich, copper colored beer with a white head that faded to a full cap. Some random splotches would stick to the sides as I drank this.

S - Smell is a bit muted. Some caramel malts, bit of piney hops and a touch of resin. Smells nice, just kind of a weak aroma.

T - Solid tasting IPA, have no complaints. Malt backbone is nicely balanced with some resiny pine and touch of bitterness. Nothing terribly distinguishing about it, but it's above average and good tasting.

M - Medium bodied, appopriate carbonation.

O - Nice beer. Pretty enjoyable, easy to drink. Would gladly drink this again if offered, although wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 03:27:56 | More by AgentZero
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2011 03:01:14 | More by jpd7374
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-27-2011 07:06:20 | More by SpillyBeers
Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.