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Slab Cabin IPA | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Slab Cabin IPASlab Cabin IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
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:
#15,002
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
167
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Otto's in State College, poured into a pub club mug.

L: Pours a clear deep amber with generous white head that fell rapidly.

S: Citrus and evergreen... nicely hopped. Also biscuits and fresh baked bread.

T/F: This is a little hoppier than a typical IPA and almost makes it up ton a double IPA. Still... not as bitter, with some nice citrus and pine notes. Well balanced with malts and very drinkable. Moderately carbonated.

O: A very fine IPA. Not world changing, but a great session beer that is nicely hopped without overdoing things. I still prefer their 'Double D' but this will absolutely do in a pinch.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Houck
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pav5069
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcole524
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hired_Goon
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color IPA with big malt flavor. Decent beer but a little more malt than I prefer in my IPA.

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Photo of One1Asterisk
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerparrot
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Genx
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling at cellar temp poured into a pint glass. The beer is a clear copper hue with minimal eggshell white head foaming up and fading to a thin surface layer with minor edging. Aroma is some caramel and a bit of pine hops and maybe some grass too. Not overpowering nose of hops, maybe an actual IPA and not just a hop bomb. First sip reveals an average body with silky smooth texture and very fine tingling carbonation that tickles across my palate with each sip.
Flavor is well balanced with some caramel and sweetness on the tip of my palate that rolls to earthy and grassy bitter, dry hops after each swallow. Still not overpowering flavor but a lingering vegetal hop profile sits in my mouth. Definitely dries on each swallow.
No hint of the ABV on this beer and the beer is VERY easy to drink as I am almost done with my pint before finishing these notes.
Well crafted and straightforward IPA that wont satiate a hop cravers need, but still is more than a pale ale and features hops without palate death.

Well done beer that I would try again.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Slab Cabin IPA from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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