Hop't Scot - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +7.8%
Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-gold in color, medium-high carbonation, hazy with sediment
Smell: flowers and caramel
Taste: flowers, caramel, and peat with light grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: bitter with a more bitter end--there is a sweet backbone, medium bodied with medium-high carbonation
Overall: What I imagine a mix between a Scotch ale and an IPA would taste like. I found the bitterness on this one to be quite cutting at times. Despite that the sweetness is always present. Interesting concept, not sure if I would get it again though.
06-16-2014 13:32:10 | More by tigg924
3.3/5 rDev -1.2%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. No other notable dates or notes on the bottle. Sampled on February 16, 2014.
I have only seen Olde Burnside brews in growlers or on tap. So this was bottled and it poured a very milky yellow color with a moderate white head that sticks around. The head fades.
The aroma is not so much hopped as it is riddled with butterscotch and bready malts. Since this is an IPA any hops are way in the background.
The bready toasted malts kick in more so in the taste and there is a moderate bitterness playing up on the backside but nothing that would make me think this was an IPA. I know English IPA's are more reserved and America IPA"s tend to be very floral and bitter. Buit this had little to no hop character whatsoever.
02-16-2014 22:18:14 | More by puboflyons
3.6/5 rDev +7.8%
Ok, is this an English Pale Ale, American IPA, Scotch Ale, Stottish Ale?? It's been described as all of those by various beer bloggers & critics, and I am confused. Perhaps an official description by the brewer is in order, or at least some tag on the label.
Anyway, it has a nice deep, dark copper color with a thin light tan head.
Aroma is roasty and malty with a very slight hop presence. Misleading name on this brew. Not much hoppy about it actually.
Taste similar to smell with some caramel. Again lacking any real hop-forward profile suggested by the name. Not very 'Scottish' tasting either.
I have to be honest, I was fully expecting a nice peaty robust hoppy Scotch Ale, but instead I got a roasty pale ale that seems to have difficulty fitting into a style. It is a good beer, for sure. I think it's just me, but I like knowing what it is the brewer intends.
08-19-2012 18:31:29 | More by nebula1999
3/5 rDev -10.2%
Pours cloudy orange brown color with a massive 3 finger foamy light tan head that looked like it had pepper sprinkled on it and was so thick I ran my finger through it and it formed a canyon. It faded extremely slowly and left excellent foamy lacing. Looks were a 5 on the BA scale. Smells of skunky yeast, caramel, toffee and wet cardboard; a malty nose in every sense but not very exciting or dynamic. Tastes like it smells, basically all malt with roasted grains, skunky yeast, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and wet cardboard; maybe a hint of floral spices, but it really had no balance and limited flavor. Mouthfeel is medium to chewy, with a tart feel, average carbonation and a bready toffee finish. It was average to below average in every way except for it's stellar looks.
08-31-2014 04:17:48 | More by CHickman
3.63/5 rDev +8.7%
A: pours a slightly hazy deep golden orange. A very thin off white head dissipates to a nice solid outer ring.
S: caramel, mild toffee, rise petals and grass.
T: starts with a sugary flavor followed by a big hit of floral hops. You know the smell of spring flowers blooming everywhere? That's the taste. Grassy hops with a decent hit if astringent bitterness. Finishes watery and clean with just a tingle of spruce tip bitterness and earth. The malt base is basic and slightly sweet.
M: slightly watery and the lower side of medium. Full body on the second half. Fills the mouth with effervescents.
A really nice florally hop flavor with nice bitterness. Clean and tasty, but seems over carbonated. A very drinkable beer.
08-05-2013 13:52:47 | More by Thads324
3.3/5 rDev -1.2%
Pour from a 64 oz growler into a tulip glass. No description on the label.
A - Clear, dark golden amber body with a one finger off-white soapy head. Decent lacing and retention.
S - Super english. Bready malts with some toffee and caramel followed by some piney hops. A touch of warming alcohol and citrus.
T - Follows the nose. Starts off with some bready and caramel malts and finishes with lightly bitter and citrusy hops. Some lingering grass notes. Medium bodied with a low level of carbonation. Easy drinking.
O - A fairly average english IPA. Its solid but it fails to really stand out, which actually isn't a terrible thing for the style. There is a few articles out there saying this may be seeing a smaller format bottle. I would have a hard time choosing this over the superior BBC english IPA's that are available though.
05-31-2012 02:02:49 | More by davey101
4.1/5 rDev +22.8%
Another part of the tap take over / cask wars at Backstage Restaurant in Torrington, CT this is a muddy brown colored ale with a white/tan fair head and adequate lacing. The aroma offers a familiar Burnside blend of malt and peat and sharp herbal hops. Very appealing. The flavor follows suit with wonderfully earthy malt and leafy-herbal hop bite. There's edgy peat and apple vinegar and a root-beer idea. It's medium body or better with a dry, resinous feel and
generous but pleasant carbonation. This strikes me as being Ten Penny with a decent hop quotient. And, unlike most English IPA's, this actually provides a satisfying hop bite. Very nice.
02-02-2013 06:23:28 | More by Durge
Hop't Scot from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.