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RATINGS: 2023   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.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Pours a coper color with a thin head. Strong aroma and flavor of citrusy and resinous hops with caramel and a lasting bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
droomyster (14) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
The bottle itself is a work of art. Rich and dense head, aroma is a powerful blast of hoppiness, with an inviting earthiness and honey sweetness detectable through the bitter pine. Pours a clear ruby gold color, plenty of carbonation bubbles taking their time as the float to the top. I can’t wait to taste this. I’ve just been admiring its appearance and smell for about 5 minutes now and the head is still rich and thick. Here goes the sip. This IPA is an extra bitter boy. It would be incorrect to say that the sweetness balances the bitterness of this brew, but after such a floral, hoppy smell and such a hoppy taste, my senses zero in on an underlying sweet citrus. Medium to full bodied, not very smooth. Kinda sticky and oily all at once. Beautiful clumpy lacing left all over the glass. Overall terrific drinking experience, but I wouldn’t have two in row after such a big hoppy punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Good to great IPA. Lots of bitterness with evened out character. Definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Hoopy aroma stood out from the pour along with the hoppy flavor though out. Dark amber color and good head with some lacing on the glass. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Slightly grassy hop aroma. Malty backbone is in the smell, too, though. Coppery body under a white head that laced well. Malty nose, but hoppy at the finish. Nice bitterness, but not a strong hop flavor. Of course, I did drink this coming off of a Dreadnaught... Good standard IPA palate. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Clear copper/amber under a thick light khaki head with very good lacing. Plenty of hops in the aroma but not so much that it overpowered the citrus & pine notes. Well balanced flavor for a fairly aggressively hopped brew. Just enough fruity (apricots/oranges) and malty sweetness to support the hops. I thought the mouthfeel was a tad thin but I had been drinking a lot of Stone IPA lately and few other IPA’s compare well to that one in mouthfeel. Very crisp and dry finish with a nice bitter bite. Overall, a very, very solid IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Good bottled IPA, excellent fully lasting head. Good hoppy flavor. Pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abc2248 (9) - LITITZ, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005 does not count
Bottle. Really good stuff. Floral, hoppy aroma. Medium amber color with good lacing. Great balance in the flavor - sweet malts and lots of bitter, but great tasting hops. A keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Medium amber in color. Big fluffy white head made up of tiny bubbles. Aroma and flavor is all floral hops with just enough malt to balance it a little. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. strong hop-floral aroma. pours a clear gold with decent lacing. a suprisingly balanced IPA for a west-coast brewery. very good, a very full hop character, but a rounded one.

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