Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by bosox941827:
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
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
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. I've had a ton of Hop Ottin' over the years; I can't imagine why it's taken me so long to review.
Appearance: orange-brown hue with a bit of a haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam with a nice lace on the glass. I think it's pretty damn good-looking.
Smell: caramel malt with a very floral hop character. There's also a touch of citrus in there which is quite nice.
Taste: sweet, caramelly malt with a big, floral hop character. Bitterness is moderate and relatively balanced. If you like sweet IPAs, this one could be for you.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and an amazing creaminess for an IPA. Bam!
Overall: this is a very good IPA, although its flavor profile definitely favors the floral, soapy, caramelly end of the spectrum. Drinkable and refreshing, I do like to have a few of these on occasion.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:23:20 | More by flagmantho
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
90 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.