Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz to a pint glass. There is a picture of a bear with antlers on my beer.
Pours a very vivid golden copper with a finger of foam. Mild carbonation, lacing isn't bad. Retention could be a bit better, though
Nose is pretty spot on for an ipa. Strong juicy hops, pine, grapefruit and some citrus with some sweet malts present. Although it smells pretty good, the smell is pretty muted and I have to really stick my nose into the glass to get a good scent. Not very pungent, the only fault I find with the aroma
Taste follows the nose pretty well, hops, pine, grapefruit, come together with a bready malt. Nice bitterness, great ipa taste.
Feel is nice also, crisp and medium bodied, nice tingle on the tongue. Rounded wet sticky finish
Overall a good west coast ipa. Not the best by any means, but definitely does the style justice. I pick a six pack of this up every now and again, never disappointed
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 02:36:05 | More by lordofstarside
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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 2,434 ratings.