RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.)

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

Columbus, Cascade

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours a caramel coppery orange color with a medium sized white lacing of a head. Aroma is of slightly piney hops with hints of spring flowers and tangerine citrus. Taste is pleasantly hoppy with a slight piney overtone and citrus. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brstp (201) - - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Bottle. Dark orange color, large lasting khaki head, complex aroma of pine, grass, orange, raspberry maybe? Extremely bitter, some citrus hops shine through and slight malts, clean, crisp, almost astringent finish. A little more intense than most of its west coast brothers and sisters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2194) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours caramel-orange into the glass, with a nice frothy head and awesome sticky suds lacing. The nose is complex, of caramel, pine and citrus/light grapefruit. The flavors dwell less on the malt contingency, and more on the hop notes. There is some Cascade and pine resin heavily in the finish. The mouthfeel is sticky, oily and refreshingly medium-round. Goes well on the palate, and a well-rounded IPA offering here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2006
First, I am not a hoppy kind of guy, but this is good beer. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange color. The nose is crisp and hoppy but not overly so and the orange just begs for summer drinking. The flavor is hop head heaven but very balanced and not overdone. The beer is refreshing and clean on the palate without a bitter aftertaste. These guys know how to make beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
This is a fantastic approachable IPA. Appearance: Pours a orange-ish color with a foamy off white head and decent lacing. Smell: I liked this aroma so much I accidentally snorted it up my nose LOL oops! A fruity aroma of orange and a drip of pine oil sit on top of a sweet malt aroma. Very enticing. Taste: This is only the 3rd beer I have ever had from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. All I have to say is *Where have you been all my life!* Three for three have been spot on fantastic! To start this beer is super smooth. It enters the mouth fruity and juicy. It has a nice balance citrus orange drink flavor and pine hop grapefruit bite. It is balanced with a sweet candy malt undertone. The aftertaste is the best of all. The grapefruit clings to your palate relentlessly but not obtrusively. mmm. It just begs you to take the next sip. I *LOVE* this fruity hop flavor. WOW! Mouthfeel: The beer has a brilliant solid malt backbone in addition to the Hop-Heads dream bite. Drinkability: You would *never* know this beer is 7% ABV. It just goes down so easily. I finished my beer before I could finish writing these words. This beer was a generous gift from a great friend. Next time I will buy much more than one! =) Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Certainly not 94th percentile, IMO. Strong soad-sudsy aroma is probably the highlight of the beer, as it fades into an overly bitter saliva-sucker, allowing little flavor to come through in its attempt to torch you dry. The hops are there, unfortunately they are too strong in bitterness for this beer and block refreshing flavors in the way of being powerful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Always a favorite. The beer is absolutly beautiful. Nice deep copper with a pillowy head. Rich aromas of lime and basily hops. Amazingly well balanced on the palate. Just as the toffee malt starts to turn towards sweet a wave of bitter hops shows up to deliver a crisp finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Very strong floral/citrus aroma. Creamy white head. Decent lacing, but the head vanished eventually. Nice, but not overpowering resin tasate. Could probably keep drinking this one. Amber in color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Aroma and appearance are the same as anyother IPA. Piney citrus flavor with some nice malt flavor too. A bit of caramel I think. Finishs with a good amount of hops that stays in your mouth. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Amber color with a thick and mostly lasting white head. Strong resiny pine smell. You can tell this one will be loaded with hops. Sure enough, strong hop flavors dominate this beer. Sticks to the piney end of the hop spectrum. Solid malt background. I like the beer but I hate the pricepoint.

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