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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,753 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,753
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 114
Gots: 242 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001)
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Photo of JayS2629
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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 Danny1217
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber, with an off-white head. The head dissipates rather quickly and leaves a little bit of lacing, but not too much.
Smells mostly of straight up hops. A little citrus character too.
While the smell and appearance weren't too exciting, the taste is a delight. Well balanced with a bitter hop punch. A rich, thick mouthfeel. A very drinkable IPA.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Smells of bready malt and hops.
Taste is decent. Nice hop profile of somewhat citrusy, earthy hop. The malt takes a back seat, and also there is a slight twang in there too,no alcohal bite. Grapefruit at times.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied.
This is a decent IPA right here, and has the ABV to back it up. Alcohal is barely noticable in this one. Drinks very easily. Solid.

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

A- a slightly vigorous forced the off white head to rise to the top of my pint and forced me to wait to be able to pour the rest. the color is darker than most IPAs and less hazy. the head retention and lacing is good.

S- mostly floral hops with a bit of piney earthiness to it. the malt profile comes in stronger than usual for the style with some caramel sweetness and biscuit. everything is slightly muted, though, not very strong on the nose.

T- again, the hops are mostly piney slightly floral with a load of bitterness. very pleasant balancing sweetness and finishes biscuity and bitter. a nice balanced IPA.

M- fairly full bodied with great crisp carbonation. a nice smooth feel that helps it go down easy

D- especially easy drinking for A 7% IPA. they didn't make it too in-your-face bitter and that really helps in this department. I'm sure to revisit sometime in the future now that Anderson Valley has entered the Alabama market. I'll have to pick up a Barney Flats and Boont Amber soon.

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

Dark orange in color with a slight haze. Poured with a nice dense white head that left a misty white cap. Lots of sticky white lacings on the glass. Citrus orange hop aroma along with a grainy, malty aroma. The heavier side of medium bodied with tight, tangy carbonation. Resinous hop and grain feel that leaves your mouth moderately dry. Big hoppy citrus flavor in the the front, balanced blend of hoppy pine and grainy malt in the middle. Finishes with a pine hop bitterness. Nice complexity and easy to drink.

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

Hop Ottin' pours a bright, clear, golden-orange color with an excellent looking lid of , boomingly blossoming, finely fuzzy, lightly creamy, very lightly caramel toned white. Really nice looking.

Smells of a solidly caramel malty base with nice pineapple and orangey fruits and spicy pine hops.

The flavor knows how to back it up, with a good balance of solid caramel sweetness along with fresh pineapples and oranges, peppery-earthy-spicy pine melded together. Medium-full body brings solid lightly creamy, zesty-sharp carb.

Really a very good IPA.

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

Golden brown brew with a big frothy off-white head and solid lacing. Smells of sweet pine, you know there are some hops coming, very pleasant. At first this stuff came on kind of strong with more of that pine/hops that was evident in the aroma, and then I detected a touch of something I would describe as metallic. Not as pleasing as the smelling experience. But as it warmed it did mellow considerably. There is some dry charcoal at the front and it finishes with good bitterness. Carbonation is light but adequate and the 7% alcohol is reasonably evident. At room temperature it brings out some carmel highlights that provide more of that blended IPA feel that I prefer. Another nice job by Anderson Valley.

Update on (7/16/08): Cloudy iced tea color with big off-white head and gobs of lacing. The aroma is a beautiful malt and pine hops blend, sweet and bready mild. The taste is a medium bodied malty mix of sweet pine hops and dry grass. Easy enough to drink, tastey with a touch of charcoal in the back. Solid. Touches of melon and even some muted grapefruit. No metalic things this time round, still an excellent brew as noted earlier!

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

Poured a dark golden color with a half inch head. Aroma was very floral with plenty of citrus and pine notes in the nose. Taste was quite hoppy with a bitter finish. Biscuity malt flavors were there but hops take center stage here. This beer was medium bodied but quite easy to drink even with a fairly high alcohol level. Drinkability was high for me since I enjoy hoppy beers. A pretty solid IPA that I plan on drinking regularly.

Photo of jpro
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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 SerieDNo3
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, poured into an American pint glass

A: Pours a rich amber, with a bright white, one-finger head that quickly recedes to a thin film. Leaves generous lacing down the glass.

S: Floral bouquet, with fresh hop aromas and a hint of grapes.

T: Fresh hoppy flavors mingled with some caramel and a slightly fruity taste.

M: A pleasant compromise between crisp and chewy; this beer feels substantial and refreshing at once.

D: It's a bit harsh when cold, but as it warms up, this goes down much more easily. The hoppy bite is refreshing. This would make an excellent autumn/early spring beer to have on a cool day.

Photo of argock
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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 beermanbrian
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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 sirhc3034
4.08/5  rDev +2%

Photo of StoverB
4.08/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MSchae1017
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from the bottle.

This beer pours a copper color with a frothy white head that holds and laces nicely.The smell is all citrusy and piney hops. The taste is all about the hops, piney and citrusy. There is also a strong sweetness from the malt. The body is nice along with a mellow carbonation. Overall, a good IPA.

Photo of whynot44
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking brew - clear orange/amber color with substantial creamy ivory head that retains well and produces some nice sticky lacing.

The aroma is grapefruit, hints of pine resin, honey and caramel malt, not at all overpowering.

The taste is somewhat bready caramel malt up front, then a solid hit of grapefruit and pine needles, some earthy and peppery notes drift in and out. finishes out with a lasting peppery, piney aftertaste.

Medium bodied, creamy smooth and very drinkable. Reasonably balanced (for an American IPA), but definitely for the hop head.

Photo of IronDjinn
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml purple can. Pours out a hazed yet bright copper hue, lots of carbonation culminating in a tall frothy ivory head with excellent retention. Sticky coral-like lacing.

Slightly bready malt on the nose, lemon and grapefruit rind present as a citrus element. Some grassy and pine notes as well.

Sweet bready malt up front in the flavour, herbal, citrusy, spicy hops on the back end. Well-balanced.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, velvety smooth texture, with moderate carbonation.

A clean and well-balanced IPA, that's where the strength of this one lies, making it a very drinkable example of the style without being a lopsided hop-bomb.

Photo of augustgarage
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wasn't sure what to make of this one at first, though it seems a crowd pleaser as it vanishes with disturbing haste when introduced to friends. Poured from a 12oz can into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Rusty colored body, cloudy and dark, with a raised fist of off white suds up top. Superior retention and soapy lacing.

Herbaceous, resinous, pine-laden, citrus-kissed aroma suffused with C-hops. A touch bready underneath.

Pine and citrus (bergamot? why not) of course, along with a nearly savory note emerging mid-palate suggestive of roots and flowers. Moderately bitter throughout...hops seem agressive at first, though this quality is fleeting, toned down by the caramel notes from the malt. Dry earthy finish with bark and marshmallow root.

Medium-bodied, brisk, and well carbonated with just a touch of hop oils.

Reminds me a bit of a NW IPA as the malt is quite forward, though the overall presentation is dank and herbaceous, bringing to mind NorCal overall. Not bad alone, though better with pizza I imagine. I'll usually grab a Caldera IPA when I'm looking for hoppy cans, but this is a good alternative.

Photo of dexterk1
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Pours with a copper color with rather large head.
Odor has some hints of nuttiness, fruity, and hops.
Taste is typical IPA at first, but then becomes more interesting as it moves on. Some malty sweetness in the middle and a really good hop finish.
Mouth feel is pretty smooth.
Overall, a very good IPA that is pretty diverse. Well worth getting and trying.

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate amount of citrusy hops in the nose along with some hints of sweet malts. The smell becomes a little sweeter as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste is very well balanced; the initial taste has some malty sweetness and notes of caramel while the finish has flavors of citrus from the hops along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink because unlike other IPAs, the hops do not completely dominate the smell and taste.

Photo of kirkpjr
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adam's perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful two finger head right to the brim of the glass. Copper, amber, and orange transparent colors here. Lacing develops immediately.

S: Lots of piney hops. Can also smell a malt sweetness. Some fruity hops here as well. Excellent smelling IPA.

T: Grapefruit, pine, and citrusy hops all create a nice bitter, crisp taste. A decent malt backbone to back off the bitterness a bit. Very good tasting IPA - would maybe like a few more pronounced hops.

M: Sticky, resinous. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Nothing special here.

D: Very drinkable IPA. Happy our state finally started to get some new and tasty IPAs.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle at my local Gateway Grill (Monreville)

A - Pours darker than expected with an inch of fluffy head.

S - I get bread, which is weird for an IPA but mild hops and slight pine

T - Well it was OK at best. It reminded me of an old Unearthly By ST that I had which was lighter and MALTY! I don't know the age of the beer but it wasn't as hoppy as expected.

M - Light to medium body. Not skunked or offending

D - As of now I am having a Dogfish head IPA and I can detect more hops so even if the beer was old it comes off more as a brown IPA or even brown ale not an IPA. Not the best or worst (Green Flash IPA) I have ever tried.

Photo of Jemonster
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a barely opaque orange/gold. White marshmallow fluff looking head that gets thin and uneven over time. Larger bubbled carbonation.

S: Smells like lilies and hops. Some cedar and citrus.

T: Pronounced grapefruit taste with siome classic hop bitterness. I would love it if not for the grapefruit notes. Malt and another taste thats almost meaty.

M: Didn't care too much for it but it wasn't bad by any means. A little too thick for the style in my opinion.

D: I enjoyed it a lot but that grapefruit taste hung around for too long to me. That was the only downside to this beer.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,753 ratings.