overall
95
94
style
RATINGS: 2197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop-Heads, your dreams have come true! Hop Ottin is Boontling for "hardworking hops," and theyre 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.)

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L), Munich (20L)

HOPS:
Columbus, Cascade

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2007
355 ml. Darkish copper with a large and lasting head. Aromas of citrus, resin, dry grain, and a plastic-metallic tinge. Initial big fruity-malt mix moves slowly to evergreen resin that gets more bitter to the end. Orange and grapefruit kicks in there about halfway through. The plastic-metallic flavor comes in at times too; not good. Palate is smooth, near medium-bodied, and seems more tingly on the front than the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elmertheowl (1) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007 does not count
Definitely a fruity/floral aroma, bitterness was mild. It was easy to enjoy it in big gulps.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
The floral aspects of this beer smack the nose west coast-style with crisp bitterness to follow. The medium body ends as a regular IPA which distinguishes itself via its garden-like qualities. The malts add some dryness to the overall mix but do little to restrain the floral overtones which are satisfying as far as bitterness but seem flat without a malty backbone to land on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phiconners (151) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Aroma has hops, somewhat subdues. Pours a little thicker than some IPAs. Hops comes through nicely. Flavor is good but not quite great, but a solid IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Remarkable?! Not at first, but I was quickly changed in mind. Decent balance but not plesant at first. big floral hop aroma. Yellow with slight ruby hue. Collared rings with lacing that stuck. Medium mouthfeel. Slick/resinous palate. Soft conditioning but has a bite afterwards. Thin head diminishing to a sheen. honey yellow head. Drinkability only ok at first. nuttyness undertone. Alcohol barely detectable. Addictive when it comes to the hoppiness. Tried 1-2; the last 3 were awesome, maybe the weakness of it is what makes it so drinkable?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1977) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Had on 3/27/2001. Aroma is a light hop scent. Color is a nice golden with good carbonation and head. Taste mellow and hoppy. Starting with a light medium body it goes down with sharp feel. Finish is a light hop flavor and light malt flavor backed by a strong bitterness. I do not feel it is as well balanced as a Pale Ale should be.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
9/12/07 From the bottle. Aroma is grassy, earthy American hops forward balanced with some light sweet malt. Appearance is light hazy orange-gold with a moderate off-white head. Flavor is grassy, earthy hops forward, well balanced, with a moderate malt background without too much character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carb feel. Overall, great balance in flavor but lacking a little in the aroma balance.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stine (1772) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bright and luminous bronze-orange pour. Fairly insubtantial initial aroma of soap and cotton candy. Toffee and raspberries with a pleasant malty tone after a while. Tastes crisp and quite astringent for the most part. Soap with a floral disposition dominates. Heavy tangerine syrup simmering underneath. Finishes with a vegetal steam of yerba mate, with that dirty hay and raw thyme bitterness. Spritzy palate, with a kind of sugary bite on the slick soap. Mild urinal cake on the distant smack. A bit hard to put back, though nothings really wrong here. Boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Honey color. Sweet, floral aroma with some hops as well (not as hoppy as I would have expected it to be). Quite bitter for me, almost a shock to the mouth. However, it is a crisp bitterness. No long aftertaste. Wish there was more flavor to it. Overall, a fun and perky beer that I would try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - SEP 3, 2007
On tap at Map Room, Chicago. A Very nice IPA. Maybe closer to Alpha King than Two Heated Ale? Didnt mind the bittering hops-- not too overwhelming.


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