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RATINGS: 2041   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2683) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2005
The thing that really sets this IPA apart for me is the creamy, caramel malts that were present near the finish. They really add a nice complexity to the body. Solid IPA all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2005
12oz - floral aroma of hops. Light amber with small head and good lacing. Taste is good but nothing special. Citrus and hops dominate. Iím a bit spoiled on the IPA front in San Diego and this comes off as mediocre. A good session brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1894) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2005
No directions needed to figure out where this IPA was brewed. With a citrus floral aroma, medium body, not over the top bitterness the breweryís location can only be in Northern California. Itís a vibrant IPA with seven percent alcohol content. "Proteja el ambiente no la tire" - yes, I recycled the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
Golden copper color with a thick white head. Nice malt nose but not any discernable floral or citrus notes which is weird for an IPA. Bitter throughout. Very tasty but if your going to go ahead and make a beer this bitter you might as well add the extra malt backbone and hops to give it a more aggresive personality.


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