Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by northaustin:
3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
poured from a 12oz into a schnifter. pours a darker amber with one finger of tan white head. nice lacing.
the smell is terrifically balanced. usually in an ipa i judge based on hop smell. but this one has a slight malty scent to it which leads smoothly to a big hop smell. very nicely done.
taste is mostly the flavor hops and could be a bit more bitter (for my taste). however, the flavors that are present are very nice. a few citrus notes as well as a touch of the fruity, floral hops.
mouthfeel is a bit odd but not in a bad way. doesnt leave your mouth dry by any means but does give you sort of that "oily" feeling left in the throat from the hop flavor.
drinkability is great. for ipa fans this one is a must. for people who dont like the overwhelming bitterness of hops this is a must try as well. a bit expensive here in texas, but worth shelling out the extra dollar fifty or so more for a sixer of a good ipa. im very excited to have these beers coming to texas now and am looking forward to trying their other offerings (im lookin at the brother davids belgian tripel right now).
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2009 03:35:54 | More by northaustin
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4.38/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear copper with a big and very persistent head. Lots of lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is big citrusy grapefruit hops. Taste is mellow toasty carmel malt upfront. A little underlying malt sweetness throughout. Finishes with an herbal hop bitterness. Heavy creamy mouthfeel. This is a very rich tasting IPA. And by that I mean it has a fantastic maltiness behind the hops and even challenging the hops for center stage here. Also the heavy mouthfeel. Maybe the drinkability suffers a bit, but this is a great, and unique, IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:12:21 | More by burnstar
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,480 ratings.