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RATINGS: 2070   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.)


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Aroma instanly of a hoppy as hell IPA with a hint of earthiness. Does not disappoint. A little hazy, good foamy head, super-lacey.Very active in the mouth, sharply bitter, it weaves through the buds on your tongue. Ends abruptly of grapefruit, extremely quenching.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6290) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Rerate Good solid west coast IPA; nothing out of the ordinary; fades at the end. Original 3.4 Sonoma Wine Exchange, Sonoma, Ca - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium orange with a fluffy white head. Light sprucey aroma. Flavor is crisp and citrusy with a decent nutty, malty back end. Mouthfeel is a bit on the stinging side. Overall, an avergae IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Well, this one is not quite worth the dollars spent. It was a favorite back in the day but is moving out to the edge, mostly due to price. It’s got an iconoclastic west coast IPA flavor to it....a good balance between the malt and the hops but nothing spectacular in either direction. I know this means good balance but I’m looking for a commitment rather than compromise for the 5 star rating. If you ever get to Cali you gotta go to the AV...what a beautiful place to brew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
multibeast (13) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Very hoppy and very good. There is some bitterness to it, but nothing to keep you from coming back for more.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
This is a damn good , super hoppy godsend! Tastes like a pine forest, very refreshing, great hoppy aftertaste, slightly bitter....it’s about time I found something this fine!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 Orange-amber with a high white head. Citric, herbal hop aromas with more than enough candyish caramel maltiness. Full bodied and very bitter. Satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2005
The aroma of this IPA - floral and sweet malts with just the subtlest hint of citrus and pine - provides no clue to the hoppy bitterness to follow at first taste. The beer poured dark copper, not quite opaque. Short off-white head. Its flavor leans toward the sweet malts - honey and caramel. But there is a nice coating of raspy hops during and after taking a sip, one that intensified as the beer warmed. Medium to thick body. If grapefruit and pine are your idea of an ideal IPA, this ain’t it. But I thought the balance between sweet and bitter made this a refreshing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
12 oz bottle pours copper with a nice full offwhite rocky head that lingers and laces quite well. Aroma is grapefruit, pine and caramel. Flavor teases you first with some sweet caramel malts then finishes with a nice smack of citrus grapefruit hops. On the palate this is quite balanced and smooth. Very drinkable. A fine example of a nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottled. Clear copper color with an Ivory head. Piney nose. Big hop bitterness with a ton of malt. Kind of sweet but very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2005
12 oz bottle. Deep amber color with a head that dissapated quickly, but left nice lacing. Fresh floral and grassy aromas, but the flavor fell off a bit with not much more than the standard hoppy citrusness and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Still pretty decent.


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