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RATINGS: 2156   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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3.8
Delirium (673) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 Bottle. Pours slightly murky dark amber / orange with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, with malt backing and some floral hops. Flavor is sharply hoppy and bitter with considerable malt backing and lots of resin and grapefruit, gaining a bit more malt towards the middle, and a long, kind of earthily bitter finish. Very good.

2.9
jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Big foamy off white head over a murky orange amber beer. Nose of orange peel and cereal grains. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with honey, buscuity malts, and lots of hops. The finish has sharp resin, pine, and old orange zest notes. I’ve had this beer many times over many years, and I always find it just an okay beer.

3.5
Tejas (1009) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Not much aroma or flavor at first. OK, I get it now. This needs to warm up a bit. Lots of flowery hoppy flavor. OK malty backbone too. Solid IPA. Would be especially good in a bomber or on draught.

3.8
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Good stuff. lots of type hype about the hops on the bottle, but it lived up to that for the most part. very bitter and tart. smooth going down. how i like my IPA’s!

3.8
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep golden, slightly hazy. 2 inch off-white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, with essential oils and some floral smells. Also, some muted grassy aroma. Taste is sharply bitter, not much citrus in the mouth more grassy and piney. Aftertaste is bitter and lingering. Pretty high carbonation for an IPA making it pretty active on the palate. Medium in body. Very good IPA.

3
hapjydeuce (1005) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Was not too fond of this IPA. 22oz. bottle, pours a clear toasted golden color with a small off-white head that ends up lacing the surface. Slight floral aroma with notes of sap, orange and hay, but it didnt blow me away. Flavor is dominated by grassy grapefruit flavors that fade into caramel and a decent hops finish. I felt this beer was missing something. I would like to have a bigger and fresher hops aroma along with a palate that lasts. This was somewhat one dimensional, and flavor fades quickly.

4.2
BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
wow. that is a really nice IPA. i love the pine needle taste and the citrus character. seems close to perfect as i have ever tasted. the carbonation is highly moderate and the mouthfeel is moderate. this brings out a refreshing characteristic that is expert balance. no hint of alcohol. lightly malted which we hop heads don’t mind that much. mild woody feel and taste.

3.9
Svesse (8921) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2007
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 15 June 2007) Dark amber colour with brief beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with orange, grapefruit, pine needles. Lots of hops, but still balanced. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, orange peel, pine needles and loads of hops. Rather one dimensional, but great hop character and nicely balanced. Great!

3.7
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Pours a nice golden color with a nice head and lacing. Nice sized head. Full of aromas...usual grapefruit and pine, with a bright floral note. Taste is good, kind of unusually balanced, with a unique malt character and nice explosive hops. This IPA would have been better with a few more bittering hops and a less complicated balance. Very Good

3.5
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Sampled with Stegosaurus on tap at Issac Newtons. Clear amber pour with mild hoppy aroma. Mild hop taste blended with citrus. This was actually blended pretty good. Not a great IPA but not bad either.


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