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RATINGS: 2062   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Pours warm copper with a foamy white head. Head does not persist very long. Nose is quite citrus-hoppy with a touch of cotton candy. Mouthfeel is a soft and rich medium body with a dry slightly tannic finish. Pink grapefruit persists on the tongue for a long and gradual finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Strong bitter aroma. A cloudy amber color and a creamy white head. A light bitter flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours with a medium off-white head on a cloudy, deep amber body. Nice lacing pattern and the head cracks. Mild hop aroma with lots of malt. Hoppy bitter with a nice citrus and malt aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - DEC 15, 2005
Tap @ Cafe Trieste. Pours a rusty orange with no head. Smells hoppy and a little citrusy. Tastes the same. Not a complex hop flavor, but tasty. It doesn’t have the depth of flavor or the pine/citrus flavors of IPAs like Stone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - DEC 10, 2005
finally something decent from anderson valley. bright orange w/ beige head. grassy aroma of grapefruit. sweet and hoppy, nicely balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thenewfbi (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
Very good. Nice hoppy bite with a good floral aroma. One of my very favorite beers. Great any time of year. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2157) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2005
From the bottle.

Pours a clear lihgt orange with an ample sudsy head. The aroma is all bitter hops, fairly one-dimensional, albeit a pleasent single dimension. The flavor is similar. Not complex, but fairly good and certainly easy enough to drink.

I think there are better West Coast IPAs out there, but this one isn’t bad when options are limited.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2005
Bottled, at the East End Brewery, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
I like Oakes rate on this one ‘All dressed up with nowhere to go..., it’s good technically, but has absolutely no style.’ Says it all really by for my part it was a deep orange colour, masses of bitter hop aroma, tones of bitterness….heaps of everything. Don’t get me wrong, I love this style of beer but in this instance, it just didn’t hang together and was so bitter, it was like drinking razorblades.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2005
On tap at the GingerMan in NYC. Hazy amber color with a small off white head. Nice citrus hop aroma with very little malt presence. Flavor is again citrus hops, but the malt flavor comes out more than the aroma would lead you to believe. A well balanced, very drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured orange-amber, hazy and bubbly, with a small off-white head. Aroma of resiny hops and plenty of rich malt, hints of cedar and butter. Taste is pretty balanced, I still get a lot of butter lightly roasted malt, but the hops kick in an stay the whole, long finish: bitter, resiny-grapefruity. Surprisingly full-bodied and creamy for a strong-hop west coast IPA - overall it’s a little too bitter for me, but well made if not too complex - I like the cedar notes particularly.


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