Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Yimosan:
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 12oz bottle onto my tulip glass.
A- Amber in color with an off white creamy head. The head stuck around for a good while, and left quite a bit of sticky residue up and down the sides of my glass.
S- On the nose it is definitely floral, citrus, caramel, and sweet malt.
T- Caramel and malt, combined with citrus and orange blossom honey. I didn't find this IPA bitter at all, as a matter of fact it reminded me of a Dogfish 90 Minute IPA...very similar in profile.
M- Very clean and thirst quenching. The finish is quite long...I finished this beer about 15 minutes ago and it's still kicking...love it!
D- Ok...IPA's are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles, especially after my buddy Steve hooked me up with the hops. I never thought I'd be saying this, but oh well...it is what it is. This beer is very easy to drink and dangerously smooth!
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2009 21:58:15 | More by Yimosan
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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
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