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RATINGS: 2203   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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3.7
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle purchased at the Foodery in Philly. Pours amber orange with diminishing off white head. Aroma of floral hops, wet crystal malt, and bread. English influence on the malt profile with notes of toffee and honey, nicely offset by some earthy hop bitterness that carries through to the finish. I also pick up some orange tea notes in the finish. Nice and interesting IPA

3.9
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Nice hazy amber color with huge, beige foamy head. Aroma is big hops, bready, citrus. Big grapefruit citrus style burn, then mellows to a watery hoppy bitterness. Kind of light bodied for an IPA. Pretty average IPA I suppose.

4.2
sudzluvin (13) - haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
I loved Sam Adams Imperial Pils. This is equally satisfying. If you luv hoppie beers this is a good one. Nose, yeasty dried apricot aromas. Good amber color with lingering head. Midrange body and quite smooth.

2.9
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Brownish tan, mild floral aroma. Big head fades slowly. Moderate bitterness, medium mouthfeel. Easy drinking but underwhelming.

3.8
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
pours amber with a big off white head. nice lacing. nicely balanced malty/hoppy aroma. balanced toasted bittersweet flavor. good bitter hoppy finish. medium body. great smooth creamy carbonation. solid IPA.

3.8
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Poured a reddish-orange relatively clear hue with a slight white head with little lacing. Definitely some spice and honey in the background. Rather easy to drink. As far as IPAs go this one probably ranks in the middle for my taste.

3.1
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2006
pretty standard IPA, nothing really jumps out as being extraordinary or even interesting, it’s good but lacks any sort of character or anything to make it stand out against the rest of it’s indian brethren. drank this one while some sketchy freaky guy pretended to puke habenero peppers and freaked out the woman who was working next door alone, she gave me a stone bomber in return for staying there while the creep show did his creepy show

3.7
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 12 oz bottle via Liquid Solutions. Pours a clear copper with a large head. Nose has lots of pine and grapefruit. Taste is the same as the aroma, with a crisp dry finish. Bittersweet resiny aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel. Full bodied. This is quite tastey and very drinkable if you like tons of resiny hops.

3.7
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Samples at the World Beer Festival in Durham, NC. Nice amber color and one hell of a thick head with great lacing. Big strong floral bite from the hops with awesome bitterness to finish.

3.7
freekyp (2194) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 Deep amber with a thick white head that near coats the sides of the glass. Strong floral aroma with a blueberry fruitiness zaps the nose at the first whiff. Medium bodied with bitterness rising quickly to a crescendo at the finish, then sticking around for a good long while in the fade. A malt backbone with girth keeps the hops in check while the soft slick palate and active carbonation that scrapes the tongue makes this one a real winner.


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