Maltopia Double Scotch Ale | Hermitage Brewing

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Maltopia Double Scotch AleMaltopia Double Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing
California, United States
hermitagebrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Zorro on 11-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
17.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
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12
For Trade:
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Surf 'N' Suds Beer Festival held at Carpenteria State Beach in Carpenteria, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that that is tasty, but the mix of aromas is much better in my opinion.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, foamy, khaki-colored head. It smelled very malty and somewhat earthy. Notes of caramel and toffee were present. A little too rich and sweet with caramel and toffee flavors. Some grassy bitterness helps.

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Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of chinchill
2.32/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Maltopia wee heavy. 9% ABV. Just purchased, nearly 2 year old bottle

Cloudy copper-brown body topped by a semi-durable foamy head.

Smells sweet, boozy, and a little off.
Likewise for flavor which seems to confirm an assessment of at least. starting to go bad. Rated with a slight tolerance (boost) for age.

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Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown/tea colored with 2+ fingers of quickly dropping tan head, very noisy! Decent head retention & lacing

S: Plums, bready notes & toffee, where's the peatyness?

T: Caramel; some tobacco, toffee, peatyness & dryness up front. Big-time malty sweetness as this warms, dry & warming, peat/woodyness as well. Finishes dry, warming, somewhat figgy, a bit of peatyness with much toffee sweetness, but in balance. Almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Fairly chewy, slight over-carbonation, warming with a bit of smooth out on the carbonation as it warms

I like/love this style & in my neck of the woods, there aren't enough on offer. This fills a void & will buys this again if I see 4-6 packs of this ( this was part of a mix sixer, for a change a pleasant suprise! ). Not one to stay on, but a nice night cap brew to be sure. Only tried 2 from these guys, so far both are winners

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

Finishing the visit the BMVH off with my first taste of a relatively new brewery to this distribution area. It pours a clear sunrise bronze-copper topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, lightly-toasted biscuit, sweet flowers, and buttery toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some candied orange peel and a drier sense to the syrup and biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying-ish finish. Overall, a nice little Scotch ale, something that makes me curious about the rest of this brewery's offerings...

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop, hint of pale malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, slight dry hop, hint of oatmeal, and slight hop. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and body.

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Photo of tone77
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, sugar. Taste is malty, sugar, alcohol, some dark fruits. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Zorro
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish brown colored beer with a very slight tan colored head.

Smells of malt, smoke and grain. There is some caramel and green apple in the scent. Faint scent of grape and raisin, smells something like Raisin Bran.

Starts out sweet with a strong smoke flavor. Fair amount of raisin flavor. Smoke stays with all the other flavors and doesn't go away. Pretty malty with lots of smoke.

Mouthfeel is good.

Not a bad Wee Heavy at all. If this beer had a bad point it is it isn't thick enough.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Well, not sure why this beer is getting crushed. Decent appearance, nice malty caramel aroma with a sweet malt taste and light to medium mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good Wee Heavy. Very tasty and easy to drink for a beer that is 9% ABV. Underrated!

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.22/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown in color with a murky complexion. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. The aroma is of sweet caramel malt. I taste plenty of sweet, dark, caramel malt. The mouth is warm with alcohol, moderately chewy and sticky.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok, here is the thing about this one. The malt is big enough, the smell is pretty good, but the peat thing - I am just not into it. I know that CAN be a component in a Scotch Ale and that is just the way it is. I would grade this even lower due to my own taste, but I am trying to be as unbiased as possible. Thin and sour at the end. Won't be trying again. Won't even finish this one.

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Photo of beerpadawan
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Offa
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep red, medium tan head soon thins to foamy ring.

Aroma is darkly toasted, slightly caramelized, winey barley and winey whole wheat bread, a bit meaty, with dusty pine bark. It’ not great, but pretty good and full-bodied.

Taste is sweet dark toast and raisins, slightly winey with a hint of corn in the finish. It’s light in body and alcohol is evident but not overly boozy or rough. It’s a bit simple and one-dimensional.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass from a 22 oz. bomber. The Maltopia pours a ruby brown with a thin ring of foam. Cap is short lived.

Nose is endearing of brown sugar and some alcohol.

Flavor is sweet and of black cherry.

A Scotch Ale that drinks more like an Oktoberfest with a bit of smoke. Not bad..Yet...

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Maltopia Double Scotch Ale from Hermitage Brewing
3.52 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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