Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by kflorence:
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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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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