Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by flyingpig:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.04/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe website (£3.39):
Caramel amber with a centimetre tall and foamy white head that halves in size and sticks to the sides of the glass after a few minutes.
Caramel & lots of sweet malts and some brown sugar along with a bitter base. There is a definite hop filled aroma but these are more subtle than I had been expecting from a West Coast IPA and there is a floral smell to this. A good balance on the nose although a touch of alcohol manages to sneak through on the nose.
Caramel and sweet malts hit you , following on well from the nose with some toffee and biscuit coming through as well. Again the beer is more malty than I anticiapted and there is a nice alcohol kick to it somewhere around the middle too. Some floral hops and a touch of tropical fruits & citrus at the end.
Smooth with a medium body and despite the malts overpowering the hops the beer is still a bitter one with a solid alcohol kick to it that I enjoyed. There was a very nice balance to the beer and a lot of depth too, keeping things interesting right until the death.
Pleasant beer and as I mentioned above, one that was a lot more malty than I had expecting with the sweetness and caramel taking a front seat over the usual grapefruit and pine hops but the beer still worked well and was a nice chance from the norm for an American IPA. A good balance throughout and the hints of alcohol too.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 09:29:44 | More by flyingpig
More User Reviews:
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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