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Space Otter American Pale Ale | Mispillion River Brewing

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3.79/5
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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mispillion River Brewing
Delaware, United States
mispillionriverbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,699
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
84
pDev:
7.65%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
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0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Jhfinn
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/7/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious American pale ale! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery. Nice Citra/Azacca profile. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice pale/Munich malt backbone for the ABV, with no residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just had a Lagunitas Sumpi’ Easy, so the direct comparison did not help this beer. Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Clear yellow, decent head and lacing. Slight floral smell. Taste is a bit citrusy, a bit bready. A bit of lemon and a nice bitter finish. Not bad.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a moderate sudsy white head. Good retention and yields Saturn rings of lacing.
Aromas of fruity hops; citrus, peach and pineapple. A biscuity malt aroma overlaps the hops.
Clean and crisp. Medium bodied to light, dry and easy drinking. Flavors of grapefruit, lemon, pine and a subtly sweet malt backbone that opens up as it warms. The bitterness is modrrate and clean; just about right. Well balanced. A nice pale ale.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of citrus hops with slight floral notes. Tastes of sweet grain with citrus notes, but a tad bit watery. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall an above average beer.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a can at the local grocery. Fun can and brewery from my home state. I wanted to like it and I did. Poured into a pint glass after mowing the lawn on a weekend afternoon. Very cloudy burnt orange color with a nice head and lacing. Smell is not strong. I pick up some pine and hops. Taste is stronger with fruity notes. I am liking it as a cold session beer for summer. It does have a bitter finish but that works for me.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky dark yellow, reminiscent of peach juice, with a nice head of about an inch and a half or so. Smells very topical, with mango and some peach. Taste is malty upfront, with hints of tropical fruits and finishes fairly bitter. Mouthfeel is pretty chewy. A very unusual Pale Ale.

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

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Space Otter American Pale Ale from Mispillion River Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 84 ratings