Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by GregBlatz:
3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Read a lot about this one but haven't had one. Local beer shop had these in cans.
A - Pours a nice copper orange color. Head is very thick and pillow like. Couldn't pour the whole can into a pint glass because of the head.
S - Severe esthery hop scent. Maybe grapefruit? Malt sweetness.
T - Wow, hop flavor dominates. The hops seem to be almost exclusively late additions. Very little bitterness. Very different.
M - Smooth and creamy. No alcohol heat. Medium carbonation.
O - A very nice beer. I'd be curious as to what types of hops are in this. Maybe cascade and amarillo?
Serving type: can
08-19-2011 22:37:05 | More by GregBlatz
More User Reviews:
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 2,441 ratings.