Three Pines IPA | Gilded Otter Brewing Company

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Gilded Otter Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2002

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by metter98:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewpub. The brewer is competent and this is a competent American IPA. Orange body with thick lace. A good bitterness, but a real hophead delivery is amalted away. All the malts lead to an above average mouthfeel, and it starts out in fact sweet and finishes bitter from the buildup of hop oils in the pint. So not that smooth or balanced but relatively tasty.

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Photo of shoretaxi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a moderate cereal malt and a grassy English hop.

The taste consisted of doughy malts, grassy hops and a touch of orange.

The mouthfeel was full for an EIPA. Soft on the pallete as well.

Overall a nice robust ale. Not an AIPA however.

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Photo of board45
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very easy beer to drink. A copper pour, with a floral aroma. Good bitter taste though out. It is an eye opener. Not too hoppy but, WOW! Good Stuff! Not much to say, except, Quality Stuff. The Food and staff is great there too. I could sit down w/ a few growlers of this and do some damage.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Rifugium
2.61/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewpub

I'm trying my best to give the Gilded Otter beers better ratings, but it just isn't happening. Too bad...I like the place, but the brews are mostly just sub-par. [anti-homerism]

The IPA looked fine enough; clear amber pour with a wispy layer of white bubbles on top, and a thin ringlet about the perimeter. Light aroma, vaguely floral hops, touches of pine, standard malt base. Taste was similar to the aroma, with a grainy malt background overlaid with light floral hops, pine bark, bittering and a bit metallic all the way through, with a sensation of chewing on construction paper. Without a significant alteration of the recipe, this can never be a good IPA. Light body, thin mouthfeel; tolerable, but not revisitable.

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Photo of Ikeithbot
4.71/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So I've going to the otter for over ten years. I'm newer to ba. So I gave the three pine's another shot after a long hiatus. It was great! Defined by an amazing floral aroma is really a great hoppy IPA

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Photo of Gavage
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: lightly hazy orange in color with a long lasting two finger head. Some spotty lacing developed.

Smell: soft floral hops and orange slices.

Taste: in the battle between malt sweetness and floral bitterness, the bitterness wins out. An orange citrus coating softens the edge, but this needed a touch more malt to balance it out IMHO.

Mouthfeel: crisp and mildly dry throughout. Bitterness lingers long on the tastebuds after swallowing. A bit lighter in body than others in the style.

Drinkability: pretty good, a notch above average in my book. I look forward to trying this again on a future trip to compare.

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Photo of tobelerone
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I hate knocking beers but I cant say this one was anything but substandard when put up against the many well made IPAs on the market, and I'm not talking about Pliny or flower power.

The appearance was off; a bit cloudy and urine colored with very little head, retention, or more than a bit of patchy lace rather than the creamy sheets you find in most quality IPAs.

The aroma was weak and very mild..a touch of pine and to much caramel malt. The flavors were rather muddled, with aspects of floral and pine hops and a lot of generic maltiness; nothing was very distinct or particularly appealing and there was more hop bitterness than hop flavor.

Oh and the mouthfeel was odd too..thin and prickly without being clean, crisp, or dry. Sorry but this was an unimpressive effort.

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Photo of aquatonex
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pretty decent IPA. I think I'm spoiled since I had Dogfish Head 60 Minute.

Pours straw gold, looks like an IPA. Light bubbly head, quick dissipation, slight bit of lacing. Smell is OK, was expecting more, consisting mainly of weak flowery hops and wheat. Taste is a little better, but mainly bitter with nothing else to add complexity. Mouthfeel lingers with little flavor, just the bitter hops. Overall, it was OK, but not great.

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Photo of pezfiend
4.85/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: lightly hazy orange in color with a long lasting two finger head.

Smell: floral hops (EKGoldings) and orange slices .

Taste: Great balance between a high hop content and malt sweetness, citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Crisp but lingering, the hops stay for a while and are given a good competition with the malt at every sip.

Drinkability: Actually my all time favorite beer. I wont lie I used to work at this bar and nothing has ever compared to Darren's IPA. I hope to get back this summer for more.

Serving type: on-tap

The Hobbit raises a glass to his favorite brewer

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Photo of Los1324
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

NEWSFLASH: This is an English IPA made with Fuggle and East Kent Golding hops. If you wnat dank, resin, sap, pine, and rustic bitter from American hops look elsewhere.

A: Clouded medium amber to sunkist orange. Looks oily. 1/4 filmy head. Little lacing.

S: Strong woodsy/orange aroma. Tangerine citrus, not too much in terms of sweet florals. Maybe some earthy clover. Musky and sulfuric scent reminiscent of white grapes; this sulfur scent may be offputting, but is typical in EIPA variants. Strong malted toffee. Sweet grass.

M: Very very very smooth. Low body and very light feel. A tad watery. Low carbonation. Nothing for flavor to grip onto.

T: Tastes better than peripherals. Balanced well between sweet and bitter. Muted bitternes, yet underriding throughout aftertaste. Pine sap, orange citrus, pineapple, and melon twang. Biscuit, honey, and toffee, contributed from malts.

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Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tgbljb
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a hazy amber colored beer with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is loaded with piney and citrusy hops, and malt is buried in the background.
Taste has strong hop flavors at the beginning, a some nioce balancing malt shows itself at the finish.
A pleasant easy drinking beer. Nice job.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rbastone
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best of Otter's offerings

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guitarsnbeer
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had my first visit at the Gilded Otter and it was great. I enjoyed their RIS which was outstanding, followed by their altbier, ending with a growler of this to go. It was a no brainer based on the past two beers I tried and the small sample of this treat sealed the deal.

Appears enticing with a murky copper orange/tangerine hue. A good amount of suds and lace stick around, certainly delicious and fresh looking.

I really enjoy this aroma of slight apricots, and just a pleathera of pleasant aromas ranging from crisp baked biscuts to piney and floral grass and earth notes. Fuckin' great.

The taste is very pleasing and follows through with notes of piney resin and a contrasting caramel malt sweetness. A good range of flavors all around.

Light-medium bodied with just the right of carbonation IMO. Good brew to put back a few without getting too toasted.

Overall I'm very happy with the quality of this IPA. After I ordered the growler, I second thought my decision and might have prefered their Altbier. However as I sip this Three Pines IPA I have no regrets, and look forward to going back ASAP for another pint or 2 and a growler to go. Good beer made by good people, check it out.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cavedave
4.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange into my snifter. A gorgeous inch high head fades slowly to a coating of offwhite. A swirl produces clinging blankets of fine lace.

Nose is English hop kent golding fuggles full of flower and herb, a mild citrus edge, just a little biscuit/toffee presence, and a faint hint of luscious yeast. Smells more like an English IPA, but who am I to say?

Taste is a charge of hop driven goodness, deliciously bitter , with an edge of sweet orange peel and floral herbosity. A hint of sweet rolls sneaks into the sip as it accelerates into a marvelously astringent and dry finish. A wonderful take on this American IPA style using an excess of English hops to charge the bomb.

Drinkability is awesome, light, so tasty, easy on the mind, I could probably drink this till the cows come home.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Three Pines IPA from Gilded Otter Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 31 ratings