Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Anderson Valley IPA pours a very attractive orange amber color with an ample head of foam. The head is beige in color and posses both excellent retention and lacing.
The aroma is a bit off of the classic American IPA with some fragrant grapefruity hops, plenty of earthy notes, a touch of pine and a nice doughy and caramely malt backbone. It is a well balanced aroma as opposed to a really hop laden one.
The flavor is also quit balanced with the hops being well tempered by that bready, doughy and caramel tinged malt. The flavor remains citrusy and earthy with a bit of floral spice, but it could have used perhaps a couple more helpings of hop flavor to go along with a bitterness that is well balanced by the malt.
The mouthfeel is quite nice with a medium body and lively carbonation. It is just carbonated enough to be able to retain a bit of smoothness that helps give the beer a fairly unoffending finish.
Overall this is yet another excellent American IPA. While this is not a standout in a crowded category, it is a very tasty beer that I would have no problem drinking a few of. It really is impressive how many great examples of this style are brewed. Then again, it is also pretty sad that a lot of breweries can’t make a decent one.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2011 11:45:34 | More by zoso1967
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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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