Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by mcallister:
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic looking beer. Deep copper crystal clear showing good carbonation and a large 3 inch crispy, fluffy head of white. Long retention and sticky lacing.
Caramel, toffee, biscuit, and cereal malts all shine through and are followed by piney resiny hop aromas. A bit of floral character with very light citrus.
Quite the tasty IPA. Well balance of malts to hop. Chewy thick malts, big caramel, an almost whole grain feel to the middle. Creamy and dense. The hops are very piney, grassy and earthy with a nice brisk bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is medium and fits the bill very well. Easy sipping great IPA that is more old school than what I've been seeing recently.
Serving type: can
04-14-2011 20:24:26 | More by mcallister
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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 2,431 ratings.