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RATINGS: 2085   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Bottle. Coppe/amber color. Off-white colored head with thick, foamy lacing. Pleasant balance. Nice floral and slightly citric hop aroma. Tasty sweet malt flavors with tart hop bitterness and flavor. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2005
a perfect score. every one i’ve ever consumed has brought the greatest pleasure. nice opening. oozing hop aromas. color is beautiful, deep shiny golden copper. foam is dense, isn’t going anywhere. few bubbles. rich dry malt. bitterness so bold but not harsh. is soft on the palate yet firm. thick foam clings all the way down the glass with every pull. well balanced, ever solid, perhaps the pinnacle of the style American IPA. dangerously enjoyable. commercial deScription is great, ’honey-drenched malts’, so true

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Wow good stuff! Bottle poured a dark amber with a good thick head and stringy lacing. Aroma of big hops and citris. Flavor is great! Grapefruit and citris first, then the hops kicks in bitter but in a good way. The finish is a hopy bite that lays on the palate a long time. Easy drinking IPA, very,very good!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Floral and citric hops dominate the nose. Light amber color with a medium white head.Crisp hops upfront , some grapefruit. Well blanced lightly sweet malts, finishes dry with a moderate hop bitterness. Solid IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Pours much darker and flatter than expected, a pure brown color. Hop aroma is modest and there is a hint that this may be skunked. The flavor is really dry and roasted, with some acidity as well - grains are almost stale. There are no indications that this beer has seen its better days, but better adays are what it could use. I’ll sample another, but this one leaves me unimpressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
Aggressive grapefruit aroma. Very dry bitter aftertaste, not solved by any food or drink. Rather grapefruity hoppy drink inbetween. Well carbonated, but rather one-dimensional and so-so IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Wicked wicked beer. I love this... The bitterest of the bitter. This is my daily bread. I try and find other beers to drink, but alway end up taking another 6 of this home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
This beer smells like an American IPA should. Which is not to say that I love it, but I do like it, and hophead or not you have to appreciate its quality. Perfume, pine, grapefruit, and indeed, even a bit of strong mustard, leap out of my glass. Good amber-bronze color with a very long-lasting off-white head. Slightly more murky flavors, esp. in the first two seconds, which come off as citrus with a bit too much of the peel on it, or a lemon with a bit of mud on it. Then some better bitterness kicks in in earnest and you’re off to the finish. Fortunately, the bitterness is held in palatable balance by the decent malt backbone. Still, dry, quite dry to my mouth. A hint of alcohol comes out too, but very minor, and I would have just guessed it was a standard 5% or something. The palate benefits from a little of everything--hops, malts, alcohol. Pretty decent among IPAs, particularly because if avoids some of the excesses to which brewers are prone when working in this style.

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