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RATINGS: 2035   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle. Amber body, good size white head. Big massive hoppy aroma, piney resin. Intense hoppy flavour at first, bitter and resiny. Mellows as the glass goes on. Lacks the malt to be truly balanced but that is probably not the point. Very nice beer. Medium smooth body. Thanks Blankboy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
Beer #8 in the line-up at The International Night Of Swill. One of the good beers that we used to break up the stream of fizzy yellow blandness. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Resiny hop aroma with sweet malt and honey notes. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, mmmmmm! Flavour is abundantly hopped, but itís well balanced by the roasty malt. Very good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Amber pour with a creamy off white head. Dense citrusy aroma with a little bit of toasted malt. Oily mouthfeel to start, giving you a bit of toasty malt flavor before drying out. Big íní rich IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2005
Not much head out of the bottle but this is very good. Good amount of Grapefruit to wake you up and nice blend of hops and malts. Nice citrusy bite included. Havenít had a good IPA in a while, I was overdue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2661) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 Pours out a nice copper color with a little somewhat foamy head. The aroma is a floral/hop smell. First bottle I rated must have been an off bottle. The taste is very very clean and very nicely balanced. A very solid brew that Iíd consider for an every day beer. Thumbs up

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
This is the first overrated ipa i have found. Aroma of wet grass and bad pale ale, did not enjoy. I still had hope by the look of the copperish color and the frothy head, but i was let down. The beginning taste is almost good but then it fades to a bad pale aleish taste. There where lots of hops(and i am a hophead) but the balance was just really bad. Iím an ipa lover and i was shocked to find this rated as it was. I found this beer to be a very bad example of an ipa. It almost taste more like bitter pale ale to me. Maybe i got a bad bottle, but if not, i will never have this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2005
Wonderful coppery redish orange appearance, and an ample fluffy if not terribly impressive off-white head that leaves spidery lacing. Smell is strongly of hops combined with notes of slight citrus and other fruits. Taste is more potent than anticipated by the aroma. High on the hops, whereas the citrus hinted at is barely noticed. Overall good, but could be better balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2005
Smooth, golden copper in color. Creamy, thin, white head. Lattice-like lacing. Aroma is an Earthen hop bouquet - fertilizer, cardboard and wet, moldy laundry. More tropical and citric in taste than indicated by aroma. Dry hopping is prevalent. Maintains a grapefruit sweetness and a honey-vanilla essence. Nice consistency. A fine hop movement, backed with caramel malts and citric elements. Well-executed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 Sampled out of the 12 ounce bottle. Poured a coppery orange color with a thick white head. The lacing was pretty nice but I have seen better. Aroma was very hoppy with citrus and graitfruit. The maltiness was lacking in the aroma and the taste. Pretty good and worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 19, 2005
One of my favorite IPAs! I have put off rating this, I donít know why, Had again tonight, and loved it as much as ever. Very balanced, Citrus flavor, well hopped, very No.Cal. I always enjoy this beer.


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