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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,878 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,878
Reviews: 1,203
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 127
Gots: 331 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

Our Hop Ottin’ IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with copious amounts of Columbus and Cascade. This beer is a showcase of the bright citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and resiny bitterness that hop heads crave. With a brilliant, deep amber color and solid malt backbone, hints of citron, roses, and bergamot climax with a dry, herbal finish in this well-balanced interpretation of a West Coast IPA.
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Ratings: 2,878 | Reviews: 1,203
Photo of Dave1999
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very malty IPA didn't get much hop flavour at all just bitterness. From the review I would guess this is an old can.

Photo of AndreRus
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA! One of my favorite. Taste and the smell really stand out from the other IPAs

Photo of Quartierij
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of dank203
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

really fresh floral hoppy aroma and flavor. pretty dark in color. bit of grapefruit/orange peel bitterness. solid buiscuity malt backbone

Photo of wLcz0rz
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Redish Amber color. Citrus and hops are very distinct with a little floral aroma. Orange peel is very distinct slightly piney with a slight grapefruit aroma and bitterness. Strong hops but not too overwhelming and perfectly balanced with malts. Leaves a slight lacing on the glass.

Photo of rjs246
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Unimpressed. Tasted cidery and didn't have the hops to hide it.

Photo of Jim_Benz
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I don't know. Appearance is cloudy amber with a full, soft head;, smell is a little soapy; taste is a little soapy, too. What else? I like the full-bodied malt, though it's a bit too caramelly for my taste. Hops are indistinct--a little pine, a bit of floral character, not much citrus or spiciness. All in all, kind of a mish mash. The soapiness probably derives from the floral hops. Mouthfeel benefits from the oats, but I think that contributes to the soapiness too. I imagine my impression is in the minority, and maybe influenced by the fact that I just finished a Dogfish Head 60 Minute before pouring this Hop Ottin' IPA, but I don't think it's all that great overall. Not too bad, but ...

Photo of djhowell
2.24/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I don't understand the glowing praise this beer gets here. I had this on draft and it was a total malt bomb with some hints of pine but mostly just bitter hops over bready malts. Maybe this keg got left out in the sun for a week?

Photo of BlO
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent! Very distinctive attributes, each balancing and playing well together.

Photo of Nishriver
3.06/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I had this out of a can so not sure if that made a difference. Pours a bright amber, smelled great felt excellent. Tones of vanilla, maybe a lil smoke. Yummy

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L:cloudy blood orange with 1 finger head citrus taxi pine freshener with some bread T:citrus bread this is more like an american ale and would be an awesome one but ipa I dont taste I enjoy this

Photo of jamesacampbell
4.9/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A perfect not too hoppy IPA that you can drink all day.

Photo of GmAn613
1.87/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This was fresh and appalling. Overly malty and disgusting. Ipa? Really? Plays like a brown but tastes worse. The smell is also equally as disturbing and not a fan of this filth I was given

Photo of aleigator
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden-yellow color, decent head.

Fruity hoppy aroma, defined by orange, mango, lime and malts, with hints of wheat and pine.

Bitter from the beginning, bready malts bind the hops to a pleasant first impression. Carbonation is lively, supports the straigh, dry but very refreshing character of the beer. Pine, malts and hints of honey add complexity to this hop fixated IPA. Hop is very citraic, bitter from the first split-second, gets mixed up well with the other ingedients, creating a very hoppy but balanced beer. Mouthfeel is dry, chewy, hop punches the tastebuds. Fantastic long hoppy aftertaste, with lime still being present. Still some sweetness prevails for a long time, adding a syrupy note, which creates a great support for the hops.

Photo of jrob21
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I like hops but not ones that finish in a bitter, biting sort of way. The most entertaining thing about this beer is the label. Bear + deer antlers = beer. Get it?!@ Not very well balanced. This is to IPAs what Heineken is to Pilsners. A bitter hell.

Photo of CraigS119
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased as a single can from Total Wine, Tampa. Pours a semiopaque amber with white, pillowing head. Smells of tree-fruit, fig, berry, strawberry, and pine. Tastes like a berry IPA; lots of sweet, blueberry syrupyness followed by malts and caramel. Hints of dried apple and plantain throughout with "Belgian spice" (coriander/ginger/clove/etc.) and hops on the tail-end. A velvety body permeates sweetness throughout while the prickly carbonation that follows punctuates the hops and spice. The more I sip this beer, 2 things come to mind: First, that it feels like an American IPA & Belgium Triple hybrid and two, that it would go great with a bowl of strawberry cough.

Photo of jooler
3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

looks dark and cloudy. it smells like a malt bomb. it tastes pretty malty with a noticeable alcoholic taste. can't really taste the hops.

Photo of bhoffman_5
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA. Moderate pine aroma. Strong pine bitterness flavor.

Photo of metsfan1
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A little more malty than I typically like but definitely a solid IPA.

Photo of jonb5
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 fluid ounce can, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Golden, slightly hazy, medium sized rocky head, with a slight tan, moderate retention.

S: West coast hops and citrus fruits, slight cocoa.

T: Started out with some strawberry like sweetness, this was quickly countered by grapefruit, which then lent bitterness that lingered, also had some burnt malt and gummi bears.

M: Light body, crisp, moderate carbonation.

O: Can’t really add to what has been said, well made, balanced but one of a croud.

Photo of imfinished
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the single best IPA I have ever imbibed. Love it.

Photo of even23
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

I love IPA's and has got to be one of the best.... Love the taste. Has that IPA taste but lacks that harsh taste that a lot have.. Wish it came to New Mexico!

Photo of jazzface78
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

The hop-malt balance that the kids dream about. Love it

Photo of Smr7626
3.75/5  rDev -6%

I went out and tried all of the Alstom Bros 100 rated American IPA's I could find. I live in Lexington KY so I do not have access to many, but I do travel and have tried beers from all over the country. In my latest taste test I decided to pit several of the 100 point Alstom Bros American IPA's against each other. The candidates: Anderson Hop Ottin', Smuttynose, Dark Horse Crooked Tree, Victory Hop Devil, Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point.

I have had Sculpin and the Hop Devil on tap in their local region before and I love them both. Out of the bottle the Sculpin holds up, but time and time again I am disappointed in Hop Devil. It was good, but far far from 100 point rating. That is a head scratcher.

Now for Anderson Valley's Hop Ottin'. As someone who moved to the Bluegrass from California i want to give them the benefit of the doubt, but I guess this brewery and me are not on the same page. This was decent, but far from perfect. I had the good fortune to have a Zombie Dust recently and that is perfect. That the Alstrom Bros rated this beer better than Zombie Dust makes me question every review they conduct. It poured a carmel color, with a nice head. The hop character did not remind me of typical west coast IPA's like Sculpin, Stone, or Sierra. It was malty, had a depressed hop presence, and while tasty, it did not live up to the hype by any shape, way or form. Quite frankly, it was mediocre. Kind of like having someone tell you how great a movie is but you end up bummed out.

My favorite hoppy American pales or IPA's to date:
1) Zombie Dust
2) Flower Power
3) Sculpin
4) Firestone
5) Ninkasi Total Domination
6) Sierra Celebration
7) Victory Hop Devil (on tap, not bottle)
8) Lagunitas

Photo of G_Mad
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,878 ratings.