Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by bobhits:
4.05/5 rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Never gotten to review a beer in both can and bottle forms. This is a regular buy for me but recently the bottles went up to an astonishing 11.50 a six pack, next to them are cans for 9.99. There are far too few no brainers in life like this one.
I have no idea why this is but OMG this beer has an amazing head. This truly looks like a scoop of vanilla ice cream was placed on top of my beer, lacing, chunks of lacing, this is as good as it gets for head on an IPA. The body has a slight copper orange color with just enough density to avoid the crystal clear look which often seems cheap to me.
The nose here it a bit muted. Given the head and carbonation I'd have opened for more. There's a bit of rusty metal effect going on here. The caramel malt and the hops (the citrus ones I'm looking for at least) are somewhat hidden behind this, but please do not think this is an impact of canning. This is most certainly a result of the hops used and perhaps a bit to do with the malt.
Fresh oranges mixed with bready caramel, hints of some dough, and perhaps some mangos. I really think this one is best warmer as the flavors really come out far better close 60 than 40 degrees.
A great easy to drink IPA. A bit chewy and with a solid body under it.
I'll give the can the lead here though the nose for some reason isn't nailed in this can. I almost wonder if it was just served too cold, my fridge is a touch too cold I think.
Serving type: can
01-30-2012 03:24:27 | More by bobhits
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4.39/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz can (gasp) into a tulip.
A - Deep amber with about a finger of creamy light tan head. Sporadic lacing down the glass.
S - Floral and citrusy hops. I thought it would be a little more in your face (or nose), though.
T - Bitter earthy hops, but well balanced and a bright finish.
M - Full bodied up front but finishes clean and dry like an IPA should.
O - Whereas some west coast IPAs go for nothing but hop flavor and aroma, this is really well balanced while still maintaining the signature floral hop notes.
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 03:01:52 | More by FocusDave
3.15/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
355ml bottle. Shaker glass. Orangish amber color headed by white & wide crown. Piney, citric –orange & grapefruit- aromas, slight caramel malt & floral notes. Bitter upfront yields to a gentle sweet toasted flavor. Medium body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Honey hues in the middle are swept out by hoppiness that lingers into an extended bitter finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 16:53:00 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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