Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Florida9:
4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Served in a pint glass with two fingers of off-white, slightly orange tinted head. Wife describes the color as "cooked pumpkin" which I wouldn't have ever thought of, but would also find as an apt description.
S: Extremely floral hops.
T: Very sweet pale malts intermixed with floral hops. There is a mix of light spice and bitterness on the finish.
M: Medium in body with medium carbonation. Interesting interplay between the malty sweetness which coats the tongue and the hop bitterness on the outside of the mouth.
D: A nice, flavorful IPA. Definitely preferable on tap, though the malty sweetness is too much for me. Could drink one of these at a time and would need something to offset the sweetness before I could continue. Overall, a quality beer.
Serving type: on-tap
08-30-2009 02:00:27 | More by Florida9
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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 2,431 ratings.