Slab Cabin IPA | Otto's Pub and Brewery

Slab Cabin IPASlab Cabin IPA
BA SCORE
68.3%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 167 ratings
Slab Cabin IPASlab Cabin IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
ottospubandbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kegatron on 09-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,088
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
167
Liked:
114
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
10.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Otto's Pub and Brewery "Slab Cabin IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Wegmans, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, it's darker than I thought it would be, it's a deep copper with orange highlights. I'd call it darker than even an English IPA should be. It's clear though, and the finger thick head of off-white seems to be holding well. I'm not finding a lot in the aroma. The flavor is quite rich though, loaded with darkly caramelish and bready/grainy malt, and livened by some spicy and gently piney and citrusy hops. They're not bright, but they're sufficient to balance the malt on the flavor side, and a very firm bitterness balances it on the sweet side and it finishes mostly dry with some residual malt and bitterness fading, leaving only earthy and piney hops behind. It's nicely balanced, and fresh and clean - I was worried I'd be opening an old bottle but it's not - although it's not an American IPA according to the guidelines that most brewers follow. And I won't go into the reasons for that because if you're reading this you either already know what I'm talking about or you can look it up. So, do I ding it for that or just score it hedonistically? I think I'll give them a pass because even though they advertise it as "a classic American IPA" at the brewery the label makes no mention of that. And it's a pretty good beer overall, more of an English IPA, but whatever. Nicely done. Medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the palate. Quite drinkable in fact.

 1,543 characters

Photo of ajm5108
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Fairly non descript but fine IPA...hops are more bitter and don't possess much depth, malt bill is bland but provides a decent enough foundation , nothing to really expound upon, very run of the mill

 199 characters

Photo of oline73
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SrHopsAlot
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On cask, Nugget DH

18 characters

Photo of rdoggg
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
2.84/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wortman1998
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gambit23
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmos27
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goblue3509
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evostudios12
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvoRich
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

(Reviewed by my girlfriend, Sierra. Who doesn't drink beer)

Look: Murky, and thick. Looks like it might be syrupy. Nice and fizzy. Bubbles form nicely.

Smell: Hops. Not over powering. Light, like a fresh apple on a summers day. Meh.

Taste: Not the worst I've had. And I've had really bad ones. Would drink again. Taste like alcohol.

Feel: Cold. Light. Like a babbling stream through a mountain range in mid-April.

 421 characters

Photo of KChristie87
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmartinger
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at John J. Jeffries in Lancaster, PA. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium white head - very good-looking beer. Initial impression is pronounced citrus and pine resins, but there is enough malt sweetness to make it well-balanced. Medium mouthfeel; very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol is not at all evident. All in all, a very tasty sessionable IPA with enough hops to be flavorful but not overwhelming.

 422 characters

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwinek
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OGShotzy
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 68.3% out of 100 with 167 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.