Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,468 | Reviews: 1,173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz. amber bottle. No freshness dating. $9.49/6-pack at Carytown Wine & Beer.
Appearance: Lovely brightly-colored copper appearance. Beefy white head simmers down to a fluffy layer with pronounced lacing of the glass.
Smell: No brainer here. It's hops. Like a bouqet of flowers for the nose. Also some citrus aromas along with a honey-like sweetness.
Taste: Long live the hops! While the hops certainly dominate the flavor, particularly at the end, there is a certain malty sweetness that does a tolerable job of standing its ground against the eventual onslaught of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium amount of carbonation and the bitterness from the hops make for a mouth-puckering finish. Very enjoyable.
Drinkability: Slight "oily" residue on the palate and lips add character to this brew. The very dry finish only slightly detracts from a satisfying experience. Consider yourself warned when you read the back of the bottle: This beer is for devout hop-lovers only.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2003 15:23:12 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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
90 out of 100 based on 2,468 ratings.