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RATINGS: 1954   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.)


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
homebrew99 (2) - USA - JUN 1, 2002 does not count
by far my favorite ipa.I love hops and this one has them.large quantities of columbus. It has the right alcohol content for this style. It is very refreshing, not too bitter, not too sweet, just right. I strive to brew a batch this hoppy. Hop Ottin is the best!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickerbocker (13) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Over the top with Hops, slight chocolate wrecks the otherwise substatial hoppy bitter grapefruit taste that is a requirement of excellent IPA. That said this is above average as a fine example of California Art of the Brewery.

5
   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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Absolute perfection. This is one of my top five "desert island" beers. Sadly, we are unable to get this beer in MN any more...but it is definitely worth a trip to WS to stock up!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2011
This is literally one of my favorite IPA’s to date...the only bad thing about is it’s availability where I live. The smell has pine and and resin herb smells with some sweet toffee malts. The taste has a very crisp and refreshing hop bite that tastes herbal as well. It has a very long bitter and dry after taste digs deep into your taste buds. I also get the sweet toffee and brown honey bread like malts that add to the richness of the hops perfectly. I really think this is a perfect example of an American IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Perfect honey drizzled toffee hop nectar hops. And malted hops and honey. Yummy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bartazo (87) - Esztergom, HUNGARY - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Számomra ez egy tökéletes IPA. A keserűsége ideális és ezt úgy öleli körbe a gyümölcsösség, hogy ívás közben nevetni támad kedvem! Ebből mindig kellene itthon néhány üveg.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Yeah, what they said. It’s the Hop Ottinest! It looks like an amber jewel beneath pale white clouds. It smells like grapefruit and lemon. A touch of roasted, coffee bitterness travels along a smooth, sweet undertone into a full bodied, well-executed dry finish. Uh, I like it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
neilvis99 (3) - USA - APR 26, 2000 does not count

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Oofa!!! I thought Acme was my fav but as I continue to expand on my brews I am always pleasantly surprised. Great head that sticks around until the chubby lady has her thang with us, beautiful fragrance and color. Lovely bouquet. Flavor...Oh mama, this IPA is so full of hops that you want to lick the wall to wipe it off of your tongue. I loved it and will get some more as soon as I’m done with this six. Great brew!!!!


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