Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,217 | Reviews: 1,151 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bosox941827:
3.85/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
First a note on the bottle - love it when a brewer - as Anderson Valley does on this one - puts a lot of info on each individual bottle; reminds you you're drinking something unique and give you some background on the region/brewery/beer. Kudos.
12 oz bottle (duh) into an imperial pint glass. Poured cold, finished warm.
A - A bit darker than some of the IPAs I've tried recently, but still that dark orange/brown/amber IPA look to it. Rough pour yields rocky head that lingers down the glass.
S - Don't get too much on the nose, more toasted malts than anything to be honest.
T - Toasted/caramel malts - but just very quickly - at the front, quickly changing into hops, then some malty sweetness comes back again before finally resolving into a pleasant bitterness that lingers for quite a while - will really dry your tongue out. Actually prefer my IPAs with a bit more hop-punch, but this has more of a sustained hop-taste rather than a punch. Also, am shocked that this is a 7% ABV beer - alcohol seems to be indetectable in the taste.
M - Medium bodied, and very smooth.
D - Could drink these forever I think. The lack of the hop-punch would head off tongue-fatigue and the balance is pretty good. 7% ABV could sneak up on you....
Ended up liking this quite a bit. Again, prefer the hops a little more "in your face" but the sustain is quite nice. Will definitely pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2009 23:03:38 | More by bosox941827
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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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