Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pour: Clear copper color. A huge head that rose at least an inch above the glass and stuck with no spilling over. Excellent retention and lacing.
Smell: Primarily consists if sharp, piney hops. A hint of citrus and an understated malt backbone.
Taste: A rather malty taste kicks things off. Caramel and toffee notes up front give way to a vicious assault of piney and grapefruit bitterness. Surprisingly well balanced, but with a dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full, and creamy body. Low to medium carbonation. Excellent.
Drinkability/Overall: This is a dang good beer. Smooth drinking, great flavor, and slightly quaffable. Dangerously chuggable, the 7% really sneaks up on you!
Final Notes: This beer is good stuff, what can I say? Excellent paired with spicy food. Hop-heads will love this one, but it has enough malt to keep malt-heads happy. I love it.
Serving type: can
06-27-2011 22:49:50 | More by bagpiper2005
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
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,480 ratings.