Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kinsman:
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours with a beautiful sticky and frothy egg shell colored head which caps a slightly hazy copper body. Presentation like this makes this beer very inviting.
Rich citrusy hop notes along with a slightly sweet maltiness. Pine resin and slightly herbal note round out the hop profile.
By West Coast standards this is a balanced IPA. Grapefruit notes and some floral character introduce the hops while a strong caramel note make for a strong malt backbone. Definitely still hop-forward but the malt adds more flavor than expected and I"m liking it.
Creamy and smooth texture with a medium body feel makes it just right. Overall, I'm really digging this IPA as it's nice to have one that prides itself on be hoppy but balanced for a change. I don't always need a palate buster to enjoy a hoppy beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2011 19:08:20 | More by Kinsman
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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 2,432 ratings.