Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - A solid looking finger of dense eggwhite colored foam rises above a slightly hazy orange-amber brew that looks like it has an almost purple cast at times. The head is small but pretty, and it leaves a little bit of really crusty lace on the glass. Swirling produces more head, and retention is pretty damn good.
S - Mandarin orange is very prevalent, with lively rind/zest notes too. The juicy citrus hop profile is gorgeous, and they are backed up by some solid biscuity malts too. Very nice.
T - Again, this is extremely juicy, fresh, and fruity. The hops take on more complexity in the mouth, and I can pick out mandarin orange, pineapple, and some grapefruit too. This is almost perfectly balanced since the awesome hops are almost matched in intensity with the tight and firm malt flavors.
M - Medium bodied with tons of structure and fairly aggressive carbonation. The finish is extremely bitter and quite dry as well. Damn fine stuff!
D - On of the best IPAs I've had in quite some time. I've been getting a few stinkers recently, and this one has renewed my faith in one of the most common styles in the good beer stores. This is a sipping beer, not really a session brew but I would drink two or three slowly and enjoy every drop. Pour this into a snifter to catch all of the nice hoppy aromatics.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2007 23:54:03 | More by pmcadamis
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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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