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RATINGS: 2062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 (Bottled) Clear amber color with a small, solid head. Floral-hoppy, lemony aroma with woody notes. Flowery-aromatic-hoppy, slightly woody flavor with a strongly bitter, lemony finish and a dry, bitter, slightly astringent aftertaste. Medium-bodied, slightly harshly bitter, but reasonably smooth and low-carbonated palate. An ok, but somewhat harsh IPA. (Bottled, was 7-4-8-4-15=3.8) Hazy darkish amber color with a small head. Flowery-hoppy, slightly sweet aroma. Very, very floral-hoppy, slightly sweet flavor with an almost overwhelmingly hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, sparingly carbonated palate. This really is a hop-headís dream... itís hard to even finish the small bottle. Rough stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (391) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Poured amber with a thick. fluffy white head. Very perfumed and hoppy nose. Nice strong floral hops bite in the taste, with a touch of sweetness. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2004
This is one hell of an IPA. Great sweet hop aroma. This is a wonerfully hopped, well balanced brew. This isnít anything to piss yourself over, but it most certainly has everything necessary to make a darn good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Chestnut. Suprisingly subtle floral hop aroma with a touch of pine cones and malty sweetness. I have a feeling that this is an older bottle mainly because the hop presence I was expecting just wasnít there. Still though, the malt is still fairly effective as the lead. Notes of honey and caramel overpower the hop flavor and bitterness. Iíll have to rereview this sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5685) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle: Very malty aroma for an IPA. Lots of honey and light hops in the aroma. Dark orangish-amber with an off-white head with okay retention. Nice lacing. Strong honey presence in the flavor. Light citrus. Nice hop finish with the caramel still lingering. Decent balance, but could use more hops to balance the incredibley strong honey presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2004
This is a great IPA. Pours a ruddy orange with a nice head and a *great* lace down the glass. You canít ask for any more in the looks depít. Aroma is floral and citric. Flavor is grapefruit, some nice malt, and some spices and fruit I canít quite place. Did I mention hops? Palate is crisp and clean. Good body and great balance. Overall this is excellent and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6104) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Tap @ The Yardhouse Pasadena,CA Grassy hops and bitter oranges in the aroma. Brownish amber (well it was kind of dark in that place), low creamy head. Fruity and grassy, plenty of earthy and spicy notes as well, peppery finish. Medium body. Long lasting bittering hop note afterwards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Light amber body with a small but bubbly white head. Very intense hop aroma, very floral. Slightly sweet in flavor, followed by fresh citrus and a hoppy bitterness. Well rounded. A very good, though not outstanding, brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Amonmg the best IPAs made in the Western USA.......second only to Stone IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2004
Deep amber colour with a thick lasting yellow head. Lovely malty aroma, caramel, toffee, biscuit and cookie dough malts as well as a deep spiciness. Light resiny aromas as well. Flavour is well-balanced, initially sweet caramel and toffee followed by heady spicy aroma with a hint of pine and juniper. Following this, youíre smacked in the face by a nice hoppy bitterness. Different from most PNW IPA that Iíve had before. Very tasty brew.

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