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RATINGS: 2154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.)


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
Aroma has plenty of hops, some malt also. Orange, pours a small cream head. Hops arenít as full in the taste, malt has faded too. Medium bodied, hoppy zing. Fine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
An amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is dusty hoppy as well as slightly flowery. The flavor is sweet malty and rather hoppy. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle. Orange colour with a medium tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma and a dry hoppy light citrus taste. Medium body and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2005
Bottled. Pours a clear orange, with an offwhite head. Aroma is is hoppy, with some sweet maltiness. Taste is sweet malty, with lots of hoppy bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Aroma instanly of a hoppy as hell IPA with a hint of earthiness. Does not disappoint. A little hazy, good foamy head, super-lacey.Very active in the mouth, sharply bitter, it weaves through the buds on your tongue. Ends abruptly of grapefruit, extremely quenching.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7113) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Rerate Good solid west coast IPA; nothing out of the ordinary; fades at the end. Original 3.4 Sonoma Wine Exchange, Sonoma, Ca - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium orange with a fluffy white head. Light sprucey aroma. Flavor is crisp and citrusy with a decent nutty, malty back end. Mouthfeel is a bit on the stinging side. Overall, an avergae IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Well, this one is not quite worth the dollars spent. It was a favorite back in the day but is moving out to the edge, mostly due to price. Itís got an iconoclastic west coast IPA flavor to it....a good balance between the malt and the hops but nothing spectacular in either direction. I know this means good balance but Iím looking for a commitment rather than compromise for the 5 star rating. If you ever get to Cali you gotta go to the AV...what a beautiful place to brew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
multibeast (13) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Very hoppy and very good. There is some bitterness to it, but nothing to keep you from coming back for more.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
This is a damn good , super hoppy godsend! Tastes like a pine forest, very refreshing, great hoppy aftertaste, slightly bitter....itís about time I found something this fine!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 Orange-amber with a high white head. Citric, herbal hop aromas with more than enough candyish caramel maltiness. Full bodied and very bitter. Satisfying.


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