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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,588 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 101
Gots: 185 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

csmartin6, Mar 16, 2014
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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.

merlin48, Jun 19, 2004
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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.

Mora2000, Oct 22, 2010
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Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
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mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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zdauber, Apr 27, 2014
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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...

dogfishandi, Nov 28, 2011
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HeyYoMar, Sep 17, 2013
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wo87810, Dec 16, 2011
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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. . .

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 26, 2010
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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.

ADR, Sep 23, 2002
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iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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Adkins1203, Sep 17, 2013
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ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
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Shawner, Feb 27, 2014
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AlexChillton, Jun 11, 2013
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seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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alamode, Dec 14, 2011
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WillyBoy620, Jun 02, 2014
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whatname, Jan 16, 2013
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dertyd, May 19, 2013
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Ciocanelu, Jan 26, 2013
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fthegiants, Feb 03, 2014
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.