Slab Cabin IPA | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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86
very good
165 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Kegatron on 09-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of jra173
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a very solid IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery in State College, PA. Great offering available all over Central PA and can compete with any of the top East Coast IPAs. This is a great regular to add to your lineup and is balanced enough to be a good session IPA.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Shibbykaiyai
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle while in State College, PA.

Went very well with a takeout bbq burger and fries from Kildare's Pub.

A good brew. Not too biting, but you can definitely taste the hops and citrus. Before I leave later this week, I will pick up some to take home.

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Photo of jtd335
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #188
Served On: 07/14/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Picked up a sixer of this at the brewpub when passing through State College, PA.

Look: The beer had a semi-clear dark copper color with a beige coating of foam as the head. Lacing was phenomenal. Carbonation bubbles were not very plentiful. Basically A textbook East Coast IPA appearance.

Smell: The nose had nice hints of pine and some floral notes. An herbal quality also helped make up the aroma.

Taste: Upfront was a mild pine character that moved into a bitterness that seemed to cleanse the palate for a moment. Then sweet malts took over on the backend, as the bitterness and pine notes seemed to reoccur for the finish. Mouth feel was medium and the carbonation level was stronger than the appearance suggested.

This was a great example of a balanced East Coast IPA. I would not hesitate to add this offering to my regular rotation.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Boxer's in Huntingdon, PA. Great beer to have with my burger. There's a big, sharp citrus bitterness that's not too juicy, but still not too dry or astringent. It's just a well-built IPA with herbal lemon over biting pine. It's more West Coast, with a lighter than usual body, but that just makes this a little more drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of thain709
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a golden orange body that had some slight haze to it...the head was white in color and two fingers tall...it fell to a thin cap and left some nice lacing

S - Sweet, juicy citrus is all around...orange, lemon, lime, mango, grapefruit...slight bitterness...the malt is there to add some more sweetness, but the nose isn't cloying

T - The juicy hops start things off...they provide a lot of citrus flavors and as I said before they are very juicy...the malt is strong in the middle and provides a nice transition between the sweet and bitter parts of this beer...there is a trace of caramel coming from the malt bill...after the malt subsides, the bitter hops creep in...they aren't in your face bitter, rather a very palatable bitter

M - Medium bodied...crisp, refreshing, slightly bittersweet

O - I enjoyed this one way more than Double D...all the citrus flavors and supporting malt bill really made this IPA enjoyable...I loved it on tap, but was hesitant about taking home a sixer

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of HopHeadRyan
3.07/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a six pack from THE HOP SHOP in State College, PA this weekend...cool bottle shop with 8 taps for growler service...good selection of local stuff...a bit pricey at 11.49 a six pack...

A - Nice 1 inch head that hangs around...with some very nice lacing...clear caramel-copper with a slight haze...not sure if this is bottle conditioned or not?

S - As with other reviews this beer definitely has minimal aroma...mostly caramel malt notes...a bit of hops in the very beginning...the bottle sniff was really nice...but I think once poured the aroma just goes flat...a bit of pine and earthiness...not great...

T - Relatively fruity, definite caramel notes, very clean, not enough bitterness for me...yet its still a tasty beer...after 2 I'm liking it a bit more...

M - Good medium-light body mouth feel...nice medium carbonation...very crisp...not syrupy...good

Overall - An okay IPA...an even better Amber Ale if it was labeled as such...its very hard to compete within this style when there are so many world-class IPAs to fight against...this one does not win the prize...but its very solid and totally drinkable...give it a try and decide for yourself. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of AgentZero
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A rich, copper colored beer with a white head that faded to a full cap. Some random splotches would stick to the sides as I drank this.

S - Smell is a bit muted. Some caramel malts, bit of piney hops and a touch of resin. Smells nice, just kind of a weak aroma.

T - Solid tasting IPA, have no complaints. Malt backbone is nicely balanced with some resiny pine and touch of bitterness. Nothing terribly distinguishing about it, but it's above average and good tasting.

M - Medium bodied, appopriate carbonation.

O - Nice beer. Pretty enjoyable, easy to drink. Would gladly drink this again if offered, although wouldn't seek it out.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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