Arthur's Amarillo Pale Ale | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by k75 on 11-10-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by CharlesDarwin:
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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On beer engine at the brewpub - Oct 31, 2007. Aroma is a fresh, in-your-face blast of raw hop cone, the day picked. There’s a very upfront quality to the aroma, in that it’s very yielding and ready to express the brilliant bouquet of tangerine, glowing flowers, fresh fields and dank rainforest. Spicy, rich and just a totally delightful aroma. Pours a brilliant polished gold trim, with a sheen of carbonation, some minor translucency and a finger of fluffy off-white head. Flavor moves swiftly across the tongue carrying some ridiculous hop execution. Such utilization for flavor, aroma and complexity. Spices, fresh grasses, herbals, dank dew, and rich bready depth in the hops. Gummy, resin-heavy and full of life. It’s about as perfect a cross-section of the hop as one could want. Not shredded plant or vegetal characters, just soft, breathing wafts of the minty garden sensation. This pairs with a slightly lackluster malt character. Fairly one dimensional and seemingly maybe a nudge thin, but as a Pale Ale it does phenomenally carrying the brilliant hop work quite far enough. Backs out with no alcohol, minimal yeast presence and only the slightest curt reflection of bitterness. Really not set up for bittering, instead a palpable, real hop exposure. Fantastic work, refreshingly quenchable and a very well kept cask.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of k75
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine addition to the growing Otto's lineup in state college, pa.

Appearance is that very cool, bright apricot color ( that I remember from Brooklyn EIPA )

aroma is of clean, bracing american hops - fantastic. Even non-hop lovers in the pub commented how great it smelled.

tastes of a perfect balance of malt and hops in a lighter style american pale. Very refreshing, appetite inducing and highly flavorful without being dipa strength,

finishes well and is continually drinkable

a fine local that could be regional...


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Photo of Deuane
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On cask at the pub....

A - Golden orange with a lovely thick white head that laced nicely throughout.

S - Holy! Yankee Candle needs to market this one...are you kidding, it's Amarillo hops yo! This is one I almost would rather smell all day than drink....almost.

T - What an incredible hoppy flavor...this one is a fantastic balance of hops and malt with a motha'lode of dry hopped goodness!

M - Good malt roundness with a nice strong body for a pale ale

D - An excellent beer. Very solid, a real winner! One of the best beers Otto's has made....make it more often please! I could sit and drink this one all day.

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Photo of SierraGS
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This comes from the handpump displaying a white, creamy head atop a beautiful bright golden ale. The amarillo hops aroma is absolutely pungent with citrus oil that verges on that "litter box" scent, but not so much that I thought more than a second about drinking it.

The glass is filled with malt sweetness, smooth acidity and balanced by the floral juicy fresh hops that fill the mouth to the finish. This is just short of a double IPA (I'm pretty sure it's just 5%, though.)

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Arthur's Amarillo Pale Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
4.42 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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