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RATINGS: 2138   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 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.)

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

HOPS:
Columbus, Cascade

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3.5
robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 old rating: 8/3/7/3/15 - 3.6 pour is semi-cloudy dark amber with a small bubbly light beige head, and good lacing. smell is sweet fruit, caramel, and some orange. taste is crisp, light grapefruit, grassy, some citrus, caramel, and orange peel, ends bitter.

3.4
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle at Akkurat. Clear red/amber - white head. Sweet malty, high hoppy, grassy, pine, a bit plain american - but OK.... Thats it !!!

3.8
Aquilo (654) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Reddish blond, with a thin foamy head. Smells of berries, blueberries and raspberries, as well as hops. Maybe a hint of pine. Hoppy flavor, but not overpowering. There is a citrusy flavor under all those hops; blood orange I think. Rather smooth. Palate is just about perfect for style.

3.5
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
12oz bottle. Nice hoppy beer with pretty good aroma well balance of hops and malts. Starts very hoppy ends with nice malty finish. Good brew.

3.5
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2007
pours a slighty hazy gold. nice frothy head with linear lookng lacing. Aroma is soapy and some piney hops. thick velevety mouthfeel. fresh earthy hops with bitter citirc finish.

3.6
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2007
A lightly hazed orange golden brown with a thin dense cream colored head. Big floral hops with a rich malt backbone, bordering on caramel. A bit of a honey sort of sweetness, Light cinnamon sort of spice? A bit of toast, which I don’t normally like in an IPA or hoppy beer, but it’s not bad here. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, a bit viscous. Hops a bit past prime. Fadded toasty floral hops. A bit of that grapefruit seed, particularly in the finish. A bit of caramel, making this darker than most IPAs, but not bad at all really. A bit of cinnmaon, again, against some of that honey sort of sweetness. A big bit of bitter bite in the finish. Longer and lingering. I’d like to try a fresher bottle.

4
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
12oz. Rich Golden pour with a lively white head. Fairly typical nose with possibly the slightest notion of wintergreen. Solid body with moderate carbonation and intriguing notes of orange peel. Pleasant finish with little to no bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Will definitely return to this one once I’ve tried all the others :-)

3.3
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Aroma had evident floral notes with lots of spiciness. Beer poured quite cloudy with a big head, which slowly disipates. color was a light amber. flavor was lots of spiciy hops, not a lot of citrus. Malt is there, but that’s about it. medium palate. pretty typical but good ipa.

3.6
nearbeer (5452) - 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
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.


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