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RATINGS: 1983   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.)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Skunk bud aroma, real nice, folar, citrusy, pungent, and weedy. A nice amber hue with a low retention beige head produced by aggro pour. Bitterness is upfront, a hinto of greprefruit and honeysweet malt, and it stcks around a bit in the finish. Refreshing and satisfying, 2 dimensional itís all right...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewKrew (29) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Starting with its piney citrus aroma an aubrun appearance, this ipa is balanced and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Copper-colored pour with medium froth head. Nose is floral and hoppy but a little muted. Palate is medium-bodied and assertively hoppy. Flavor is ipa enjoyment with a noticeable grapefruit bitterness that is bold and mouth-coating. Dryness lasts. An above average ipa that makes up for in flavor depth what it lacks in aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2006
nice floral and grass notes with this dark amber pour. malt background was rather one dimensional but overall a little better than average for the style. thanks to Fordest for the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Dark Orangish color with a bubbly white head. Floral hop aroma nothing much else there . flavors were dry and hoppy at first with a soapy citrus like finish. Thi8s was the beer about 6 years ago before the double and imperial Ipaís came to town. Not bad but thereís much better out there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3586) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2006
bottle - This beer seems pretty typical for the style. Thereís the hoppy aroma, the light malt flavor and in this case perhaps a touch too thin on the palate, and the strong, bitter hops finish that hangs around for awhile. Itís alright.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Absolute perfection. This is one of my top five "desert island" beers. Sadly, we are unable to get this beer in MN any more...but it is definitely worth a trip to WS to stock up!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Strong hoppy aroma, same for the flavors. A classical IPA. It pours orangish, with a medium head. The finish is that of a typical IPA, it is medium bodied. Hints of flowers and citrus are also present but thed hoppy bitterness is dominant

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3265) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is strong pine hops that smell fresh as can be. Flavor is wonderful. Stong hop bite with a nice bitterness to it. Also some fruityness and pepper show up on the swallow. A very good IPA and a very easy on the wallet for such a outstanding brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (958) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Picked up a 22 oz. bomber of this from Hi-Time Wine in Costa Mesa, during a recent visit to Southern California. No freshness date on the label, but otherwise some good information about the beer. The beer poured clear peach in color, with a two finger thick head retained very well. The Smell was piney, and grapefruity, with a little peppery bite. The aroma was not quite as fat I was thinking it was going to be. The taste was quintessential West Coast IPA., with an abundance of pine resin and grapefruit, and more than a smattering of caramel malt. Very juicy and tart taste, and a quenching yet dry mouthfeel made this a very quaffable beer. The alcohol at 7% was a bit high for a single IPA, but it only showed up in moderate number of fumy intervals. Before I knew it, the whole bomber was a goner.


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