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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,535 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,535
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 99
Gots: 166 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001)
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Photo of mattcrill


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: pours a crystal clear brick red with a slightly tan head.

Smell: piney but I'm delighted to note that there is a nice malt balance to this. The citrus/pine classic american "hopped up" beer smell is there but it's supported by a good carmel base.

Taste: Bitter and dry up front. The same pine on the delivery that was present on the wind-up. There is a definite malty sweetness that provides a good backbone to this beer. Highly hopped but balanced. A good tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: medium and crispy. The hops and good carbonation make this pop on the palate.

Drinkability: It's palate cleansing goodness! An enjoyable hop fix to be sure.

12-22-2004 04:10:02 | More by mattcrill
Photo of fortheloveofbooz


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%


4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bit cloudy, nice golden color, foamy dense head on the pour...very thick head.

S - Cramel aroma with nice citrus notes, vanilla, and even a little bit of apricot or another stone fruit.

T - A quality IPA that is well balanced with a slight sweetness, again the caramel notes coming though from the malts. Has a hint of apricot that confirms what was on the nose. Very nice citrus taste that pairs perfectly with the hoppy

M- medium carbonation and medium ++ constancy.

O - This is a great, easy drinking IPA. A little malted then what I normally go for but I really enjoyed it.

06-03-2012 00:59:32 | More by fortheloveofbooz
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours clear blood orange with everlasting white foamy head that leaves lacing. Aroma of hop resin, citrus, orange and cream. Tastes of citrus, slight resin, grass, slight evergreen/mint, and finishes sweet grains with hop soap and bitterness that coats the palate. Medium body with light carbonation creates a thick mouthfeel. A damn good West Coast citrus, dry IPA.

03-20-2011 04:24:04 | More by JRed
Photo of tlazaroff


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Crystal clear, like a tangerine orange clor with a fluffy tan head. No visible carbonation.

S: Scents of sweet citrus, maybe some pineapple, and a little lemon.

T: I get a lot of citrus with grapefruit being the dominant flavor. Some grassy-ness in the finish. Sweetness is there too, it is quite well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

D: Good drinkability, though not session-able.

05-22-2011 00:15:59 | More by tlazaroff
Photo of FanofHefe


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Recommended by one of my local bottle shop guys who knows I love IPAs, especially in cans. No dating on the packaging or can. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Beautiful clear amber body with a huge three-finger light tan head. Nice head retention and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is not strong, but solidly representative of hops. The citrus notes are a light blend of grapefruit and tangerine. A small amount of floral tones follow, with a decent amount of sweet, caramel malt.

Not a hop bomb by any means, but pleasantly hop bitter. The taste is a little more bitter than the aroma would suggest, as the sweeter side of the hops are not as present in the taste as they are in the smell. The sweetness of the taste is attributable to the malt, for sure. Decent IPA flavor balance.

Medium to light mouthfeel, that is pretty easy to drink overall. Not the best IPA I've had, but solid overall.

05-13-2011 21:20:43 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of Offa


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

On cask, this is a very goo, tasty, well-rounded and well-balancd beer. However, I suspect that, due to grapefruit notes and other elements I find, I probably wont' like it nearly as much on tap or in a bottle. In part, this is due to a (rather subjective) antipathy of mine for grapefruit taste in beer (can be good if not too much, but it's iffy) and I feel it is likely to be more grapefruity and less balanced if not cask-conditioned.

Anyway, from the cask it is a nice copper amber, practically the same colour as Fuller's ESB which my wife drank contemporaneously, and ever-so-faintly hazy. It has a medum, creamy, pale tan head slowly shrinking to a thin top and leaving nice rich rings of lace.

The aroma is grapefruit up front but this i not too strong, and there is also light resin-pine, some raisiny-winey-fruitiness, a light general caramelly toastiness.

The taste is good, well-balanced and well-rounded with some light complexity and subtlety. It has grapefruit but this isn't overdone, honey, light raisiny-winey-sweetness, light buttery caramel, and toasty grain in the finish along with spiciness. It has sweetness with light balancing bitterness and sweetness. It's very drinkable, and has good hoppy and malty flavour if fiarly light in body. It doesn't seem as high in ABV as it is, aside from the noticeable sweetness.

06-17-2009 23:55:47 | More by Offa
Photo of Act25

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

Another great craft beer in a can, poured into a Leffe Tulip.
An original, a meditation beer. Sit outside and sip from a tulip glass.

A- An awesome looking beer. One of the best rounded, floaty, heads. Feel like they do something to make it so pronounced, rounded, dense, and lasting. The retention is impressive. The head is light creamy colored, and creamy looking. The lacing is lasting, strong and sticky. The beer pours hazy apricot. Best looking IPA ever. Out of a can!

S- Subtle. Not strong waft... a calm hop presence... subtle fruity citrusy scent and a bit of Sierra stream. Seriously, smells like outdoor water.

T- Lovely first impression of freshness, with inviting and not overwhelming hops. The subtle hop aroma leads to a smooth and balanced taste. The beer is honey sweet tempered with a bitter, but not overwhelming floral esters finish. Lovely and original, in the direction of STONE IPA, but lighter.
Taste gets better as you go along. A great food beer, as well as a great meditation beer.

M- I enjoy the texture of this beer: starts creamy, but has a lighter weight. lovely and refreshing, yet, not as much gravity as a STONE IPA, TITAN, or even a 21st Amendment.

O- A must try, original ipa. Lighter smell, fresh, not over whelming, with no cliche, very original, outdoorsy, cascade hops.

Very exciting beer!

04-27-2013 02:06:04 | More by Act25
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy


4/5  rDev 0%

A: Rich amber color with no real head and thus
a lack of lace. Nice active carbonation.

S: Sweet malts and piney hop nose

T: Sweet piney flavor with undertones of citrus
and graininess.

M/D: Smooth and even bodied, lacking the dryness
of the stronger AIPAs.

06-18-2009 22:59:18 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
Photo of csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 22:38:58 | More by csmartin6
Photo of merlin48


4/5  rDev 0%

Pours a hazy, apricot colored body with a large, fluffy, ivory colored head that hangs around forever. Lots of patch lacing is left around the glass.

Aroma is all hops, all the time. Lemon, lemonrind, orange, grapefruit, pine, and honeysuckle serve up a major bouquet of fruity and floral hops, with a touch of bitter pine.

Mouthfeel is grabbing, as hop resins coat the entire mouth. Medium bodied, and carbonation is medium to high.

Mostly hops in the taste, as well. Grapefruit and orange zest bitterness here, with a hint of sweet caramel malt on the undercard. The hops take over completely midway through, and this finishes bitter and dry, with a grapefruit rind aftertaste.

The drinkability is just fine, as the 7% abv gets buried in all the hops. Definitely an IPA for hop lovers.

06-19-2004 11:20:19 | More by merlin48
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev 0%

I have had this beer many times but just now got around to reviewing it.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is pretty fruity. I get some grapefruit, orange and papaya as well as some bready malt. The flavor is bitter oranges with some bread. I also get a little bit of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-22-2010 05:02:28 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Skye1024


4/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2011 18:20:18 | More by Skye1024
Photo of mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 05:00:15 | More by mjtiernan
Photo of zdauber

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2014 18:58:10 | More by zdauber
Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet


4/5  rDev 0%

04-26-2014 00:10:25 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
Photo of dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle out of the fridge poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out a cloudy orange/ light amber color with a nice dense 2 fingers of off white head. some very nice retention as well as some nice lace.

nice balance of biscuity, caramel malt to piney, woody hops. also some citrus and a bit of resin.

starts with some nice grapefruit citrus and pine thats balanced by a biscuity, caramel malt. a bit woody. finishes bitter with a slight metallic taste at times and some fruity hops.

a bit of a sticky resiny feel, heavier side of medium bodied, good feeling carbonation.

overall, a pretty good ipa, but its so much like many others that are just as easily available. not something i would seek out again, but also not something i would really turn down if offered. freshness might also be a factor here...

11-28-2011 22:39:10 | More by dogfishandi
Photo of HeyYoMar


4/5  rDev 0%

09-17-2013 03:07:15 | More by HeyYoMar
Photo of wo87810


4/5  rDev 0%

12-16-2011 22:23:13 | More by wo87810
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4/5  rDev 0%

Big dark amber, brown almost pour. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is a wet hop grass floral type.

Big malt bill, heavily roasted for an ipa with grapefruit resin type of hop character. They don't make too many of ipas like this anymore. A great dry finish on tap. Big difference comparing this beer in the bottle v. tap. Bottle feels woodier. Tap feels crisper, hoppier.

Drinkability suffers from continued price increases every year for this stuff for some reason. No bottle dating either. Score continues to trend downward. . .

03-26-2010 17:52:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of ADR


4/5  rDev 0%

Clear copper color, nice 1/2 inch head that holds some hills and valleys. Citrusy aroma. Definite hop bite that magnifies at the back and in the swallow. Very "American" grapefruit sense to the hopping, a little bitter pith. Malt isn't noticeable but balances the hop in the sense that this beer is quite tasty and drinkable. A close runner to HopDevil, maybe a shade less smooth.

09-23-2002 09:08:15 | More by ADR
Photo of iSrALE


4/5  rDev 0%

12-18-2011 04:16:27 | More by iSrALE
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4/5  rDev 0%

12-18-2012 01:33:55 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of Adkins1203


4/5  rDev 0%

09-17-2013 03:16:13 | More by Adkins1203
Photo of ste5venla


4/5  rDev 0%

02-21-2013 08:24:40 | More by ste5venla
Photo of Shawner


4/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2014 17:38:36 | More by Shawner
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,535 ratings.