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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,284 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2284
Reviews: 1160
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%


Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001)
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kflorence

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours copper in color with a fair amount of creamy, white foam that sticks to the glass as it goes down. Looks to be oily, which is always a good sign for an IPA. Carbonation looks to be lower than average, which should make this one quite drinkable. Seems inviting and on the lighter side of the scale.

S: Tons of hop in the aroma. Grapefruit, lemon, flowers and a bit of pine resin. Seems to spread the hop spectrum. There's also a definite barley and malt backbone in there and a touch of huskiness. Pretty much the quintessential hop aroma here.

T: Hop dominant for sure. A solid malt profile sits up front with a healthy dose of barley, the malts are fleeting, however, as they quickly subside to a plethora of hop goodness. Finishes bitter but not overly so, and dry with a lingering flavor of grapefruity citrus, pine and butter.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with a lively, crisp carbonation, a good amount of substance and a bit of oil. Slides smoothly down the tongue and is dangerously drinkable.

O: Loved it. A great example of what an American IPA should be. Both flavorful and drinkable, sits light in the stomach and comes in at 7% ABV. Probably not the tastiest IPA I've had, but definitely up there on the chart. Sure to please the hop head in all of us.

Serving type: can

02-29-2012 03:48:41 | More by kflorence
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml. bottle. The label reminds me of Northern Exposure series :-) Amber colour, medium h ead that last long enough to leave a great lace. Smell of tropical fruits, pine, tea - or is that tobacco? Medium to full body, sticking in the tongue. Taste of tropical fruits, tea leaves, pine, notes of citrus and caramel. Great.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No date on can that I can see.

A - Opened the can and foam started coming out immediately. Poured a massive three finger frothy head and is a hazy golden orange color with tones of carbonation streaming up the glass.

S - Pine, Grass, resin, and spiciness, with a caramel malt backbone. Not over the top in the hops.

T - Follows the nose with the Pine, Grassy qualities. Has a herbal quality and a zestyness to it as well. Has a bitter bite and reminds me of a traditional IPA.

M - Smooth medium to full body with a softness to it. Pleasant and bitter on the tongue.

O - This is a nice traditional IPA, and reminds me of where great IPAs were about 5 years ago. Not a hop bomb by any standard but a nice tasting bitter IPA. If you love IPA's you might like this one however if they are not your favorite style you might be better off picking something else up, Cheers!

Serving type: can

04-21-2014 23:22:47 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Skyscraper of a head that slowly melts, leaving very nice lacing. Darker amber in color that what I'm used to from an IPA.

Smell: Smells much more like an APA than an IPA. I'm not getting hops here--only caramel malt and sweetness and nut aromas.

Taste: Starts off big on the caramel malt. Somewhere in there is pine flavor from the hops, but the malt swallows most of it. Reminds me of Alpha King, a beer that I didn't care much for but that I know a lot of people like. I was anticipating a hop bomb (I mean, hop is in the title plus this is a west coast beer), but I suppose this is well balanced. It finishes too sweet.

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Overall: Again, I understand that I may be disappointed because I didn't get the hop bomb I was looking for, but there's still some nice flavor here. The really sweet finish is what really turns me off. It's not something I would look for again, but those who like a sweeter IPA with nut and caramel flavors may love this one.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,284 ratings.