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RATINGS: 1987   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2004
on draft library alehouse santa monica, CA: huge pine nose fresh kick ass hops up those nares. nice freshness following through the palate. grass, pine citrus with tangerine dreams. crisp cool and refreshing. a definate fine IPA, quite a bit of the ethyl as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
A very good IPA. Somewhat reminds me of SNPA only noticably better.It wins out over SNPA in the malt department wich is better balanced.Not as good as the Three floyd’s pale ale,but good nonetheless. It is potent though at 7%abv so be carefull.A true sipping beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 9, 2004
Pours amber with a white head. Earthy hop aroma. Flavor is earthy as well, with citrus hints. Nothing complex, but a well made IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2004
bottled. really tasty ipa. amber. big earthy, pine aroma, rasping orange cordial and then quite bitter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 this one reminds me of sierra nevada pale ale,but with a bit more kick.also has a bit of a citrus flavor to it.although once again,careful how many of these you put back,they sneak up on ya!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2591) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Bottle Pours a medium dark copper/amber color with a quite large head that settles quickly but maintains a good film and sticky lacing. Aroma is of citrus rind, malt and hops. Flavor is definately citrus up front, malt then the hops come barging in to the party. A lot of carbonation, fairly thin feel and a quick finish that leave quite a bit of hopy bitters at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 28, 2004
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a reddish copper color, with a huge sticky white head at first. It quickly faded back to a sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of resinous, grapefruity hops, sweet malts, and a background of yeast. Slight caramel aromas, but not overpowering. Tastes are of hops bits at first, then the malts come into view. Then, the hops bite again as it’s swallowed. Well balanced, the malts and hops aren’t in a battle for dominance, which is more than a welcome change. Malty richness mouthfeel, followed by the classic hops sting. No alcohols discernable in either the aromas or flavors. Finishes somewhat dry, but hoppy. A decent IPA that isn’t over the top. I really enjoyed this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
screigh (472) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Poured a decent sized white head. Beer is a hazy orange color. Quickly melowed and some decent lacing. Initial smell is of beautiful hops. This is where it turns bad. While the taste is OK and on traget for the style at first the aftertaste is terrible. Reminds me of the smell of old crab shells. Leaves a weird taste that will not go away. Not impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
A IPa with a real clear color and a head that lingers around for long time? answer is yes. The aftertaste i get from this beer is like you just put a few dirty pennies or some metal in your mouth but yet it keeps me sipping away without a care in the world.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Draft. Amber beer witha big whitish head. Fruity grapefruit/tar flavors with a nice bitterness. Light aroma of grapefruit. Finishes dry and refreshing.


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