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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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2,820 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,820
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 123
Gots: 291 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

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Photo of board45
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle

Hopheads this one might be a daily drinker for you. This warm amber w/ a red hugh beer has a large laceing head to it. The smell of this beer isnt to strong though you can almost taste the fruity hops. The taste isnt overly powering of hops, but starts and it dosnt release that pine till the end. It is there and strong, and it lasts. Orange is present in the middle and finishes with some malt and pine. Be body is thin though full. Thin texture but a full flavor. This is a great every day drinker for hopheads. Wish i could get case loads of this just to have around. Thanks Anderson Valley for leaving me with a great first impression.

Photo of ckollias
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours an orangish-amber hue with a thin white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Citrus – Malt – and hops aroma.

T: Sweet malt up front followed by a solid hop punch to the face. Finished slightly dry and tart.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Solid IPA – well balanced and hoppy.

Photo of bwd110
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into SA Perfect Pint Glass

A: Pours a deep orange / golden honey. Nice, fluffy white head that yields to sudsy lacing down the glass. Looks like an IPA you drool over.

S: Nice hop nose - real citrusy, little bit of yeasty funk, little bit of alcohol fume. Overall has that signature Anderson Valley pungent smell which I've come to know and love.

T: This one perplexes me a bit. The Winter Solstice and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, I loved from the get go.... Not so sure here. I think this one is a little out of balance. The citrusy hops hit you at once, but the malts have little time to work over the palate before the piney, bitter finish takes over and ends it all. Overall, a good tasting brew, and fits the style of a West Coast IPA quite well - I maybe am more in tune with big hops should = big malts.

M: Medium to thin, carbonation is a touch on the high side - just a tiny carbonation zap. Crisp, no real issues here

D: Very good! I could see myself drinking quite a few of these. The high abv is hidden well

The more I drink this one the more it grows on me. Definitely an Anderson Valley product, not sure if they use the same distinct yeast strain or hop variety in all their brews, but it is easy to tell you are tasting an AV beer. Quality brewer here.

Photo of Illinick
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Classic fair here-deep amber in color with a slightly off white, medium thick head that sticks around nicely. Retains as a 1/4" inch layer throughout. Above average lacing as well.
S: Grass and pine resin up front followed by some citrus hop aromas and citrus pulp scents. The scents come together at the end in a citrusy, grassy, piney hop smell.
T: Pleasantly surprised here. Follows the nose with grass and pine resin up front followed quickly by some citrus pulp and rind flavors mixed with generic hop bite. Towards the middle a nice malty flavor arises to off-set the hop and citrus bite with the just the right kick of "sweetness." Ends with some pine resin and a nice citrus hop bite.
MF: Medium with the right amount of hop and malt kick.
Overall: I'm really glad I gave this one a shot. An above average IPA to say the least. Great flavor profile with just the right kick of malt to balance it out. But do not be fooled, the hop and citrus pulp flavors dominate and they do so exceptionally well.

Photo of 99bottles
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Served in a pint glass with an inch and half of yellowish-off white head and a rich amber colored body.

Smell: Ahhh. A very prim and proper american IPA with loads of pine and citric "juice" from the hops. Not overdone, but obviously more accentuated than the malts.

Taste: This is just one solid IPA. It has a lot of sweet hop flavor with exceptional citrus notes of orange and grapefuit. There is some nice pine in the finish that tastes of freshly cut hops. The malt is rich and sweet, yet finishes dryly with a biscuit flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nicely balanced, this offers a great blend of body and viscosity with enough lightness to quaff it endlessly.

Drinkability: This is a true session beer, not overloaded with palette crushing bitterness, but not fizzy and weak either. Absolutely great for drinking, but not the "best" IPA I've had either. A nice one to try, and maybe buy a case of.

Photo of doho95fu
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper color with a medium off white head. The smell is obviously hoppy with some floral and citrus hints as well. The taste is hoppy - it has a nice bite but is not overpowering. It allows you to enjoy the hoppy flavor without just noticing the amount of hops. Good feel in the mouth with a perfect level of carbonation - not fizzy or flat. I will pick up a sixer next time.

Photo of jackorain
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark orange and fairly clear. Very tight 3/4 inch head with great retntion and rings of lace down the glass.

S-grassy, spicely hops, some piney hops as well. Doughy malts at first followed by sweet carmel malts. A real nice fairly complex aroma but could be stronger.

T-The malts hit 1st bread and carmel, there is a hint of sweetness before the hops kick in. Piney, grassy and citrus hops push the malts back almost immediately following the initial malts lead. Some malts re-emerge only to be squelched yet again by the long bitter finish. Quite nice

M-hop oils coat pallete. Medium body, nice carbonation

D- easily could fit my definition of a session. IOW-No need to switch during a evening out or at a party.

Overall- a nice hoppy brew that offers some balance with malts that can be consumed easily as a one brew night.

Photo of GJ40
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

A - Rich golden color with good clarity and a fair but creamy head. Very nice lacing.

S - Floral and fruity hops with some yeast and malt too.

T - The initial impression is of hop bitterness (almost a tartness). It's got a very nice grapefruit flavor and just enough of a malt backbone to support the hops. Some yeast comes through as well.

M - Good body and texture.

D - As a hophead, I think this makes a nice session beer.

Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a Spiegelgau glass: 4F head which quickly resolved itself.
Light copper color- an attractive beer.

The aroma was not strong- light grapefruit and other citrus.

Mouth feel: quite smooth for an IPA, not well-carbonated, and transitioning well to the taste.

The taste was different at warmer and colder temps.
Colder temps- more grapefruit, malty, and a hoppy finish with some bitterness.
Warmer temps- less citrus, less bitter, and a cherry-like fruit taste. I preferred the beer at slightly warmer temps.

Overall: quite distinctive. The beer is different than other IPAs: there is a cherry/citrus taste, the MF is smoother, and the finish is more even- not overly bitter.
Worth checking out.

Photo of jpro
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another brew picked up from Sam's in Durham. Bottle poured sloppily into a standard shaker pint...

A: Rusty orange with a massive three-finger bone white head; wow, the head on this one is impressive: rocky / milkshake-esque... after a couple minutes, it's still a two-finger head; great retention and awesome lacing (sheets of stickiness all over the place). The only the thing that would add to the appearance of this beer, for me, would be some hop haze / cloudiness.

S: Sweet malt / caramel; citrus hops; pineapple and mango; a little earthy. Smells delicious.

T: Hmmm, taste seems to not be quite on par with the aroma... caramel malt, backed up by a nice citrus / pine (slight) / herby hoppiness; puckering grapefruit rind, post-gulp. For some reason, it just doesn't seem as tasty as the nose would imply. Weird.

M: Medium-bodied and slick; kind of like the taste, there's just something that seems a tad incomplete.

D: Looks great, smells great, tastes pretty good! A good west coast IPA (that seems to me to have a little more east coast character, for some reason - maybe the fact that its not super hop forward).

I have another one in the fridge, and I'm looking forward to having it again.

Photo of argock
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass

A: Beautiful copper with mountainous off-white head and tons of lace.

S: Wonderful example of use of a variety of hops ranging from earthy to spicy and citrus. There is a honey-like aroma as well.

T: Delicious and plenty of evidence of the multitude of hops with a great blend of spice and citrus which mixes well with the maltiness. Hoever, the malt is extremely sweet, above caramel, similar to the honey in the aroma. More citrus nature to the hops would balance this better I think.

M: Not overly oily and slick but not unpleasant.
Hops bitterness grows as you progress through the glass.

D: An excellent IPA from Anderson Valley with a unique quality, but the sweetness needs more quenching tang of citrus hops.

Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a deep orange/copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head and sticky lacing everywhere a very enticing looking AIPA,the smell is just what you would expect from a nice AIPA with aromas of resinous pines,citrus and floral all coming thru,it has a nice above average mouthfeel which suits it perfectly and makes for more than one of and has tastes of resinous piney hops,some light citrus and finhishes with a slightly bittersweet tinge of a caramel undertone and some piney bitterness,overall this is the third beer i have tried from this brewery and so far its the best in my eyes as its a nice easy drink that is simple yet very sessionable and would drink again.

Photo of unionturf
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into my DFH pint glass. Looks amber/gold & clear with nice 1" head popping out the top of the glass... nice.

Smell is caramel and hops, taste is well balanced with the hops dominating the aftertaste. Leaves nice lacing rings with every sip, is a very good tasting IPA with excellent drinkability. I would recommend this to anyone and could have quite a few

Photo of ThaBobfather
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy/cloudy golden/ruby color with wide thin pure white head.
Smell is like a bouquet of fresh flower petals. A bit of citrus note hidden inside a flurry of hoppy smell.
The taste has the hops upfront and accounted for. Very crisp with a light caramel malt finish, barely there, but there.
Our finish is refreshing and crisp, our bitter hops stays around nicely and is not overpowering or offensive.

Photo of snaotheus
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a large goblet

Pours orangish amber with a big head. Head fades slowly, leaving a big frothy ring that clings to the glass. Smell is surprisingly sweet and malty, with a lot of pleasant floweriness.

Taste is rich with a sour, damp bitterness. Lots of grapefruit bitterness, maybe a little date providing the sourness. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel is solid, pleasantly heavy without being too thick or sticky. All things considered, quite drinkable.

Photo of timtim
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

ipa ipa ipa... a grreat example of the style... perfect mix between the modern american ipa and the old school english style... beautiful nose - very floral - great taste with a little bitterness... more than your average american... long time fan i am... go go mendecino

Photo of JayS2629
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rusty amber with a creamy white head that fades fast but leaves nice seafoam lace. The aroma is of grain, pale malts, caramel, and bright fruity hops. Hints of peach, grapefruit, and tangerine zest. The taste follows with a grainy pale malt background, hints of caramel and lots of bitter grapefruit, peach, and bright lemon peel. Creamy, smooth, but crisp and refreshing. Overall a great IPA.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of crossovert
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a 12 oz purple adorned bottle with a moosebear drinking some water. 7% abv, nice for an IPA.

Pours into my pint glass with a small foamy off white head that takes quite a bit of time to dissipate and leaves a little bit of non-dissipating foam leaving a little bit of lacing behind. Color is amber-orange.

Smell is of hops, piney and citrusey. The hops seem pretty vibrant so I'm assuming its fairly fresh.

Taste is smooth and hoppy. Very bitter finish. Hops on the tounge are mostly citrus, grape fruit up front and predominant with a hint of lemon in the background. Slight malt reminiscent of bready pilsener malt. This one is mostly hops though, great for anyone who likes their hops on the edge. But for a one-dimensions ipa I would like the hops to explode even more. That being said this one is easy to suck down and has a decent mouthfeel like any other IPA.

Overall a solid IPA for hopheads everywhere.

Photo of fauxpunker
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap/Growler. Deep copper with persistent, thin, off-white head that fades away. Nothing fancy here. Just a straightforward, grab you by the taste buds IPA. Good hop aroma, a faint hint of malt, and plenty of hop flavor. A little grapefruit taste in the bitterness. Solid example for the style.

Photo of Donkster46
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beermanbrian
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bronze color with a off whit head. Minimal carbonation bubbles that make this beer look kind of dead is the only knock i can give it. Great hops floral/cirtrus smell. Nice bitterness bite to the taste. A nice IPA - certainly good but tough to compete with all of the great ones available. Would certainly drink again but not sure it will make the cut when i'm comparing it to others and deciding which one to purchase.

Photo of lunarbrew
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very good looking beer. Head retention is very impressive. The head is light caramel color and very creamy. The lacing is strong and sticky. The beer pours clear with a rich amber color.

S- Definitely a clear hop presence, although the aroma is not terribly rich. There is a pretty fruity citrusy scent of grapefruit and lemon.

T- The nice subtle hop aroma leads to a pretty smooth and balanced ipa. The beer is relatively sweet (mostly honey) with a bitter, but not overwhelming finish. The finish is mostly floral with lingering grapefruit. Definitely fits the style.

M- I really enjoy the texture of this beer: very creamy, heavy, and full-bodied. I may expect a lighter mouth feel from an ipa like this with larger bubbles and less carbonation, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

O- A very enjoyable ipa. I would prefer a fuller and richer cascade aroma, but the flavor and texture were exciting and well executed. Will drink another...Soon.

Photo of nickadams2
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A_Pours hazy orange with a thick , sticky off white head. Nice retention. Lacing coats the glass.

S_Strong,sweet floral aroma.Pine and grassy hops.

T_Strong hops upfront.Nice floral bouquet but not as strong as the smell.Grassy earthy hops give this beer a good kick.

M_Full bodied and sticky.

D_Pretty drinkable but for some reason I have a hard time putting down a lot of beers with a strong floral aroma or taste. Easily session-able though.

Photo of whoneeds8
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a hazey burnt orange with a nice two finger white head that sticks around, leaving good lacing. As always, my nose can't find any good scents (my noses fault). The taste however is very hoppolicious. Lots of bitter bite on the front of the tounge. The backend mellows into both a carmel malted sweetness followed by a grass like flavor. The carbonation leaves good bubbles in the glass but doesn't agrivate the mouth. Very smooth.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,820 ratings.