Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by zdk9:
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A- Out of the bottle a dark cloudy orange with a plume of head bursting bubbles large and small. And to top it off there's some rings of lacing even before I take a sip. A nice looking IPA.
S- Nice and hoppy with a lot of pine, resin, and orange. A very inviting aroma. As the beer warms I notice more caramel and lemon-lime.
T- The taste doesn't have the same hop characteristic as the smell. It's a lot more earthy and floral. I get Jasmine tea as well as bitter greens. In the deep corners of my mouth there's some super pithy grapefruit or lime. The malt is stronger in the taste- caramel definitely comes to mind, but maybe something a bit weaker, more in line with malt syrup.
M- Quite bitter. I think my tastebuds are getting more acclimated to this type of bitterness, but I'd still prefer a little less gripping bitterness.
O- A nice beer with a variety of smells and tastes. Tone down the bitterness and unify the whole thing and I'd love it. But I certainly like it as is.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2011 07:19:22 | More by zdk9
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4.39/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz can (gasp) into a tulip.
A - Deep amber with about a finger of creamy light tan head. Sporadic lacing down the glass.
S - Floral and citrusy hops. I thought it would be a little more in your face (or nose), though.
T - Bitter earthy hops, but well balanced and a bright finish.
M - Full bodied up front but finishes clean and dry like an IPA should.
O - Whereas some west coast IPAs go for nothing but hop flavor and aroma, this is really well balanced while still maintaining the signature floral hop notes.
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 03:01:52 | More by FocusDave
3.15/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
355ml bottle. Shaker glass. Orangish amber color headed by white & wide crown. Piney, citric –orange & grapefruit- aromas, slight caramel malt & floral notes. Bitter upfront yields to a gentle sweet toasted flavor. Medium body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Honey hues in the middle are swept out by hoppiness that lingers into an extended bitter finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 16:53:00 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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