Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a pale copper with golden edges. The body is perfectly clear, almost abnormally (Abby Normal?!?) clear... A foamy tan head starts out huge and slowly shrinks down to a thick cap, with lots of fantastic lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is rough and ragged with tons of Columbus goodness. The hop smell is very flowery with a touch of grapefruit. A hint of malt cleverly hides underneath the hops.
Taste: The flavor is hops, hops, and more hops. Flowery, grapefruit rind-soaked hops run ragged over the poor malt, offsetting the balance. The malts barely even make an appearance, showing up with a slight malty, fruity sweetness, but are thrown off the stage by the Columbus hops. Finishes bitter with a slighty burnt character. I think it's a bit one-dimensional, but it's a good dimension to be stuck in.
Mouthfeel: Medium in body, with a dry, crisp mouthfeel. There's a brief swipe of alcohol towards the end that serves to cleanse the palate.
Drinkability: Pretty good. This is an extremely solid IPA. I'd like to see a bit of Chinook or Centennial thrown in as a dry-hop to give a bit more complexity, but it's still a damn good brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2003 23:27:18 | More by MJR
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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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