Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by DerekP:
3.78/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"7% ABV" on the label.
Amber-brown appearance with shades of glowing orange in the light. Sudsy white head up top with lacing stuck to the glass.
Sweet citrus aroma: pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Leafy. Malt notes somewhere between light caramel and milk chocolate. Very balanced in the nose.
Creamy up front with hops flavor in the middle offering an acidic liquid note, ending with bitter grapefruit. Caramel notes in the back end. Metallic (coins).
Dry, leafy grapefruit lingers and carries this brew. A good IPA. My brother's been into savoring a couple IPAs in one sitting as opposed to 6 light beers. At 7%, this is probably along the lines of what he's been enjoying.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2012 20:26:49 | More by DerekP
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3.55/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Another brewery I missed a lot of reviews for some reason, this shouldn't be too old despite the lack of date.
Pours a nice creamy fluffy 1 finger head with some bubbles popping in the middle as it fades at a slow pace, nice lacing all over too, nice rosy amber red color, hazy.
Nose lots of candy malts, syrupy sweet caramel, little toffee, etc, candied orange peel, little citrus zest, fruity hops, hint of pineapple and citrus, etc, hint of booze wafting out. Aroma of an aged IPA unfortunately.
Taste brings a bit more sweetness, candy malts, syrupy, caramel, toffee, etc, with a little candied orange peel, little zest, some citrus and hint of pineapple, not really tropical fruit though, bit of warming booze. Again that aged hop IPA note. Finish is a bit sweet and candy like, fair bitterness, little toffee and caramel, little pineapple and bitter orange peel, etc.
Mouth is med bod, bit of warming booze, decent carb but not great.
Overall OK, but seems like it is aged a bit, not a great IPA at least this day and age, more like a muted aged IPA with flashes of what could have been good. Lots more malty, lighter on the hops, etc. I'll have to try this again if I can find it fresh, but with no date on the bottle it'll be hard. Maybe if I ever find a draft version.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 02:11:08 | More by jlindros
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,439 ratings.