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RATINGS: 2011   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.)


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a semi-clear copper color. There’s about two fingers worth of off-white colored head, though the texture is a bit rougher than I prefer. The retention is solid enough, though, and good amounts of lacing are left behind. S: The hops here are mostly piny, with some lemony hints and no tropical fruits (or any other citrusy notes) anywhere. Meanwhile, its malt backbone is loaded with toffee and nuttiness. I kind of wish this was less malty and more fruity, but that’s only personal preference. T: There’s a slight opening of nutty sweetness - then boom, the hops hit. Sadly, there isn’t much hop flavor, rather it relies on grassy bitterness as a ballast toward the building caramel sweetness. There’s something past the swallow suggesting leather, and after half the bottle, becomes too malty for me. But it’s still pretty good at the end of the day. M: Carbonation pokes through the body quite strongly, and helps to dry out the finish some. It’s also quite crisp and relatively light (if somewhat sweet on the linger), so this one is pretty drinkable. O: This kind of IPA - sweetish, bitter from the hops, no citrus - isn’t my style, but this *is* well made considering that. I have trouble finding this one fresh, and it’s a bit pricier than the standard IPA 6-packs; as a result, this one isn’t on my ’must buy immediately’ list.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (873) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2015
Fľaša. Tmavo zlatá, až oranžová farba, biela pena. Vôňa ovocná, citrusová, jemne karamelová a korenistá, chmelová. Chuť sladká a zároveň ostrá na jazyku. Väčšia nasýtenosť. Ovocné a najmä trpké citrusové tóny, pomaranč, grapefruit. Dlhá horká dochuť.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lobs_ols (240) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2015
Clear dark amber, strong white head. Light US hop aroma. Tastes lightly bitter, some roastiness, some sweet notes. Finishes bitter and a bit roasty. I remain unimpressed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
feliponk (4) - CHILE - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Cerveza aromatica y de un amargor fuerte pero agradable al paladar, buen cuerpo y espuma correcta. Una de las buenas IPA que he probado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (204) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2015
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo casa 21/02/2015. Color ámbar, espuma blanca. Aroma afrutado. Sabor a caramelo. Final amargo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melnis (238) - LATVIA - FEB 20, 2015
Aroma could be more exquisite and intense, taste is mind dipa lvl but kind boring....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (384) - - FEB 14, 2015
Small white foamy head... opage dark orange/amber yellow glow.. smell hops yeast... taste hops some bitterness some hoi and old cheese.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (170) - SINGAPORE - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 35.5cl bottle at Thirsty The Beer Shop, Singapore. Deep amber colour with a small to medium sized white head. Light carbonation. Aroma of pine, hops and a little bit of sweet caramel. Sweet hoppy fruit taste with a light malt backbone. Nice bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
Normal IPA. Nothing unusual, good bitterness, good flavor, citrus, fruits, dry bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerale (60) - - JAN 28, 2015
Âmbar com pouca formaçăo de espuma. Notas terrosas, frutadas, um pouco de pinho e malte ao fundo. Corpo e carbonataçăo médios, final longo com agradável dulçor e amargor no retrogosto.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
Deep amber color, tan head. Caramel nose, grapefruit, resin, ripe fruit. Citrus taste, earthy hops, resin, caramel malt, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.


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