Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
3.68/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Saw one of these new cans and had to give it a go. I have enjoyed this one before....
Julian dating code on the side (damn missed that in the store!), May 4, 2011, poured into a tulip.
A: Big plume of an off white head that mushrooms up over the edge of the glass and holds on like a brick. It is amber in color with good clarity. The head slowly fades and leaves behind some clumps of lacing.
S: Notes of pine needles and grapefruit, and apricots waft from the tulip. There is a solid malt backbone evident as well, reminiscent of some sticky caramel. No hint of the alcohol.
T: The hops are muted, this can is a bit past its' prime for sure. It is still good though, with a healthy malt back bone full of toasted bread, and caramel. It finishes with a moderate dose of bittering hops semi dry.
M: Ok mouthfeel, nothing spectacular. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
O: Next time I will be sure to inspect the dates more seriously. This probably would have been much better a month ago. Cheers!
Serving type: can
07-12-2011 21:37:47 | More by Neffbeer
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear copper with a big and very persistent head. Lots of lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is big citrusy grapefruit hops. Taste is mellow toasty carmel malt upfront. A little underlying malt sweetness throughout. Finishes with an herbal hop bitterness. Heavy creamy mouthfeel. This is a very rich tasting IPA. And by that I mean it has a fantastic maltiness behind the hops and even challenging the hops for center stage here. Also the heavy mouthfeel. Maybe the drinkability suffers a bit, but this is a great, and unique, IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:12:21 | More by burnstar
3.44/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
overall a good beer. This IPA seemed to have a little more sweetness than most but overall it seemed to balance out quite well. I like the way high IBUS but was pleased with this one also. Just a touch of creaminess added to the balance. Overall happy with this one. After reading other reviews, I was kind of mixed about trying, but once I did, I was glad I did...
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 02:39:41 | More by hophugger
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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