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Outta Kilter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Outta KilterOutta Kilter

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

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5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.83/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured from a 22oz bomber to an imperial pint glass.

A - Copper in color, thick tan billowy head, that dissapates quickly to form a nice lace.

S - caramel malt, very clean, nothing "off"

T - first taste- MALT!! sweet and toasty. very little hop presence, as expected. No alcohol bite at all, despite 8.2%

M - mouthfilling, slick, "oily?", malty, sweet, this beer needs a cigar.

D - exceptional, flawless, give me more.

This flips my kilt!!

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on whim as everything I've had from HF has been fantastic. Did not disappoint (even with the 17.99 price tag)!

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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of stimulus
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle.

A: Pours a deep ruby red with light beige lacing that dissipates in about 5 minutes.
S: Lusciously sweet caramel with ripe red fruits.
T: Sweet with a strong malty backbone, followed by a fruity finish and distinctively scotch aftertaste.
M: Despite the fact that the head disappeared, the beer retained its carbonation at an almost perfect level, and it is quite light bodied for the style.
D: Goes down quite nicely and the bomber was not too difficult to finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of imaguitargod
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Tulip glass and it developed a decent 1/16 inch head (could have been a bit bigger but it stuck around for a while). Blood red in color, smooth and very easy to drink. Slightly sweet and a little dry on the front end mixing with a nice caramel/CaraRed malt taste. The bittering hops show up in the middle with a nice slightly clean slightly sweet finish. Would definitely recommend!

~Jonathan Passow

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Photo of Pencible
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a clear, dark copper with a bit of light tan head. It smelled like caramel malt and bready yeast, with nutty malt and biscuit and a bit of orange zest. It tasted like caramel and orange and milk chocolate, with some dark fruit and honey wheat. It was thick with a bit of carbonation, and had a bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this had a good scent and a great taste and body. It was very sweet and malty from the scotch ale style, but it was also very juicy from the red ale style, which was a great blend. The alcohol was undetectable and the beer had a super smooth finish, so this was dangerously easy to drink. It wasn't the most bold scotch ale ever, but it was unique and very rewarding, and crazy drinkable. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Trying my first Hoppin Frog....the Wee Heavy Scotch is a big beer that is AMAZING!!! The beer initially pours (22oz bottle) clear amber with very thin white head that is not lacing. The smell includes a dark cherry with slight sweet malt. The taste is very sweet malt with great scotch support. The mouthfeel is full with good carbontation. Overall...NICE!

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Photo of adamette
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken last night while I enjoyed this on tap last night at Ray's Place in Kent for $4.95. The menu listed it as "Hoppin' Frog Red Scotch Ale" and I asked if this was, indeed, Outa Kilter. Our waiter, Jason, said, "No, it is Red Scotch Ale." Now I know, of course, that it is Outa Kilter. Whatever, it is a reasonable price from a brewer that consistently over prices its products. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A Hazy, brown orange body under a brief, creamy head. Head retention likely not that good due to the 8.2% ABV (learned that from Bill!). 4.0

S Nice malt sweetness with a near absence of hops presence. 4.0

T Nice sweet malt with medium roast "red" ale tastes with a "scotch" like taste that even bordered on butterscotch. I really like big, sweet beers like this so it will score pretty high with me. ABV is hidden pretty well in this one which could easily sneak up on the unsuspecting. 4.5

M Big, syrupy smooth. Goes down very easy. 4.0

D Very good, delicious! 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes as I drank this a few weeks ago. I split a bomber of this with my friend Jon passow (iamaguitargod). Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a blood red/copper color with a head 1/3 inch thick when poured. Settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass. Decent lace. Aromas of sweet roasted caramel malt and not much else. Has a nice, sweet caramel malt taste rounded out with some slight bittering hops and not much else. Has a crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbontion. Easy to drink in a good way. Nothing too special here, but just damn good and enjoyable!


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Photo of dspoonrt
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Outta Kilter pours a beautiful red-amber color with a thin layer of white head that leisurely dissipates.

Smell: Nose contains malt, alcohol, and a faint aroma of hops. It's very pleasant.

Taste: The flavor is a combination of several sweet malts, a thick alcohol taste, and a balancing bitterness. Overall, this beer is delicious and wholly appealing.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, it's smooth for a strong beer. There is good carbonation and kind of syrupy quality to the beer, probably from the alcohol.

Drinkability: Delicious and smooth, I could drink this beer all night. The style doesn't have tremendous drinkability due to the strength, but this is too good an example not to have a few.

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Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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