overall
95
94
style
RATINGS: 2192   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Aroma was citrusy and piney, very good, complex. Poured an amber body, think white head, nice lacing. Flavor was very full, robust, piney, citrus, mild soap, lingering bitterness. Nice full body. Very good IPA. Will buy again. Im starting to like AV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pretty good decent beer. Very hoppy. Heavy citrus and hop flavor and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Nice! Ive had this off and on for a year or so. Its big and nicely balanced. I prefer tap to bottle and this is no exception. The bottle Im now enjoying is very good. Crisp and full. Its quite piney and dry. I like it, it seems to be consistent, bottle after bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Not for the hop-squeamish. The question for this beer is what to pair it with. The "new carpet" hop smell is so strong, it tends to overpower all the other flavors. For what it is ... I suppose its great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Draft at Friscos. Amber body with no head. The aroma is light citrus, some pine. The flavor is citrusy, mostly grapefruit, fairly dry. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing with a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6121) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours dark orange with an off-white head. Aroma has a mix of floral and grapefruit hop notes, it is a bit heavier on the floral side. Full bodied IPA with light soft carbonation. Starts with maltiness and hops, but soon the hops just dominate. By the finish all that is left are hops that are quite piney and bitter. A resiny feel is left in the mouth to linger on. An excellent highly hopped IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3035) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Herbjones, my sentiments exactly. Not sure why this one is rated so highly. Wasnt bad, but it wasnt all that, either. With eagerness, poured it into my glass and it yeilded a nice clear amber color with a very significant head, that provided outstanding, very persistent lacing. The aroma was nice and grapefruity with some citrus hops detectable. The flavor was where the disappointment started, as this one was of bitter orange rinds, lacking much malt character at all, and full of grapefruits and floral hops. Did they use any malts for this one? Im assuming the faint hints of caramel were indicative of caramel malts? Mouthfeel was somewhat acidic and medium-bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear orange copper with a one finger thick off-white creamy head. Lots of pine resin, grapefruit, and caramel malts present. Taste is the same, with a little less resin and big bitterness thoughout, until just before the end when theres a caramelly sweetness, and mellows the bitterness out into almost no bitterness at all. Very nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slcbrewer (44) - USA - MAY 29, 2006
One of the few good IPAs we can get in Utah. This borders on being a double IPA. Very strong hop aroma and flavor. Piney, with maybe a bit of pineapple and grapefruit, but not too citrusy Nice white head with good lacing

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3462) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Nicely done IPA by Anderson Valley. Aroma is a nice blend of hops, pine, and citrus. Flavor is a strong hop kick with citrus (grapefruit) tones, pine, floral hops, and some caramel notes. Balanced flavor and a nice crisp finish.


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