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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Hop-Heads, your dreams have come true! Hop Ottin' is Boontling for "hardworking hops," and they're surely hard at work in this brew. Hop Ottin' starts with a strong floral aroma, which winds into a deep and complex body. In an intriguing balance, honey-drenched malts coat rich hop undertones. At length, the hops prevail, with a satisfyingly crisp finish. Hop Ottin' bites like a cankicky bluetail (Hop Ottin' bites like a rattlesnake looking for a fight.)


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Smells like blueberries, really. Head not real good, but it has an extremely strong hop flavor, which is nice. Certainly a top-notch, hop-heavy beer, if youíre an IPA kind of guy. A faint metallic finsih is its only downside.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours a copper hue. Smells of hops and mild malt, also notes of oxidation. Hops come on strong but lack any floral complexity. This was unusally bitter for an IPA. A fruity hop flavor shows up after the swallow but lacks a real hop punch throughout this beer. . Overall a mediocre IPA. Try a Goose Island or Tyranena instead!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a orange/copper hue with an off white, two finger cap. The nose was hoppy; consisting of pine needles, spruce, citrusy lemon zest, grapefruit meat and a hint of wild flowers. Beneath the hops, the malt was caramely sweet with some pleasant toastiness as well. Very nice! The taste had plenty of good things going for it as well. Hop bitterness is fairly strong and raw. The hops really shine with pine needles, spruce, grapefruit rinds, and a healthy dose of wild flowers, especially in the finish. Beneth was a stong malty backbone that created a perfect balance as it warmed. Nicely consistant from start to finish. This is a work of art.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ebonheart (12) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
A nice change of pace afterdarker brews, doublebocks, and barleywines, this IPA fits nice at the end of a meal or a drinking evening. Very hoppy, yet not pungant, it fits the mold of a good drinking IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 This is my favorite beer. Nice and strong, really hoppy. Love it. Unfortunately, every once in a while the local distributer doesnít have it. Never found another IPA quite as good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Ahhh yes. This is one of my IPA faves, ranking with Alpha King, Two Hearted, and Mad Hatter. Love this stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Great floral and citrus aroma, with evenly clouded golden appearance. Strong taste of overbrewed tea, with highly floral taste. The hops bitterly assault the senses, while it is simultaneously watery. Horrid. EDIT: this product is far better on draft, but does not have the aroma of the bottled sample I tried. It was also very biscuity, but not horrid in any way. score adjusted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Iíve probably adjusted my entering of ratings to make this my 500th. I had no choice, it was part of international night of swill, I wasnít going to bring in 500 with a Carib or Club Colombia. Anyway, thanks to Blankboy for this one. Very strong citrus aroma. Orange pour, creamy white head. Very strong hop taste, creamy mouthfeel (yet slightly lacking in a decent base to the whole thing. 7%? Really? Very good, and Iím sure seemed that much better compared to what we were trying that night. A pleasure to share my 500th with jerc, greg, and blankboy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Amber body with your basic IPA head. Hop aroma with a sweet malt mixed in. Very hoppy taste that lingers with you for a while. Has almost a creamy texture...but with bite. Very nice IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Slight floral initial taste leads into a bad (is there a good?) metallic taste. They use hard water but this was above that as a reason. Bad batch? I canít imagine all these good reviews if it always tastes this bad. IPA is my preferred style so its not me.


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