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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.)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Medium amber in color with an average sized, off white head. Hoppy floral and piney aroma. Nice hoppy, piney taste. Solid tasting IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2004
Pours a rich copper with a thick pillowy head. Aroma is sharp and hoppy with some sweet caramel and toffee notes. Body starts nice and caramely sweet with great hop flavor and balance, but takes a bad turn toward a stick bitter finish. Alright beer but requires a chaser to clear your throat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2004
Good, solid IPA. Bitter finish, hoppy, good balance, tastes like an IPA should. But I wanted something more. Something that 2Hearted Ale and Stone IPA have. Pretty damn good though. Overpriced for what it is, however, $11.99 a sixer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 RERATE - on tap at brewery: The nose surprised me a little - like malt extract and not as hoppy as expected. Still quite pleasant. Amber color. Muted caramelly malt body up front holds on as long as possible before being over-run by a power hop bitter. High resolution hops. Tight and dry bitter in the sides of the mouth. Maybe a little pine-like too. Interesting 0->100 profile, in terms of the bitter. Lingering hop and complex too. Not totally convinced of the balance however, but I enjoyed this immensly. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Haven’t had this one in awhile, due for a re-rate. Pours a beautiful clear copper with a thick, rocky off-white head. The aroma is a pure BLAST of citrusy, grapefruity hops, like sticking your head in a hop sack. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, with a ton of grapefruit, citrus and pine. Pleasantly sweet. Great caramel malt background to support the hops. Bitter grapefruit rind aftertaste. Full, round and creamy smooth on the palate with solid carbonation. The lacing sticks to the glass in thick sheets, great head retention - just perfect in appearance. Highly recommended!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
Appearance: clear, bright ruby red color, small white head. Aroma: big, fruity nose (cherry,berry, grape, citrus, grapefruit, more) lively and inviting, a bit bitter but not too. Mmmmmm! Thrilling blitz of fruity hops dazzle the tongue, rich, delicious taste, hops fade after a bit, malt makes it's mark but doesn't come to the fore. Taste returns sip after sip, hop never quit either, yummy finish. As an IPA lover, I count this among the best of them!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2004
Caramel, citrus, pine. Deep orange body. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a heavily bitter finish. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: I should really right down clever little things about these beers when I'm tasting them so that I don't have to come up with garbage like this...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
There is a HUGE difference between the bottled product and the draft. I would wash my hair with the bottled beer and drink only the draft. This rating is based on the bottle. Unbalanced taste that is both fruity and sweet; the aftertaste then becomes overly bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - APR 10, 2004
Pours orange with a thick off white head. Big hop aroma with citrus and pine. Very nicely hopped with a bitter finish. An excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2004
Hazy burnt orange, rocky off white head. Pine sap, grapefruit, touch of flowers. Lots of Cali IPA flavors with crisp citric hops and earth, but with a nice malty undertone of toffee, caramel, and the slightest touch of honey. Not quite balanced, but for Hopheads who cares! Medium bodied with a nice hops bite to round it out. This is one I can always turn to in a pinch.


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