Outta Kilter | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Outta KilterOutta Kilter
212 Ratings
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

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Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Besides a little nit of burnt red-orange deeper in the body, this beer is just beyond medium orange in color. The head is small, spritzy and sparse, and retention just above average, though lacing is good.
There's lots of malt and sweetness in the aroma. It's got something like candied orange peel, doughy sugared breads, and caramel along with a whiff of alcohol. It's got a bit of juiciness and even a touch of hop leaf just noticeable.
The flavor takes all those things and brings them out more fully for a nice, complex and well-rounded character. The sweetness comes close to cloying but is balanced out by breadier aspects of the malts, even as some toasty, mildly smoky brown sugar comes in. The hops are used to good effect; a lot wouldn't work well in this beer, but the touch of leaf and the slight bitterness it adds really keep things on level. The hint of warming alcohol actually adds another dimension rather than just heat. The rye is also used well, earthiness another aspect of the balance and spiciness another of the depth.
The carbonation is even, making for a consistent, strong crispness in a medium body. It also manages a good smoothness all the way through.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - This beer is rust colored with orange highlights. It has one inch of tan head.

S - I smell toffee with hints of vanilla. I get some whiffs of alcohol, too.

T - The taste is caramel malt and some alcohol.

M - Full

O - This is a tasty wee heavy. The alcohol becomes apparent as it warms.

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3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange-brown body with a quickly receding, big-bubbled head. Big caramel and cola scent; brown sugar and molasses. Chewy caramel dances with a bold alcohol presence and decent hop bit hop bitterness at the finish. Thick, vinous, chewy mouthfeel.

A tad disappointing with the head retention, but the toasted, chewy malt flavors readily offset this minor fault. A respectable sipper...

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Outta Kilter from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 212 ratings
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