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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,712 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,712
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 108
Gots: 229 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy reddish brown, with a large, somewhat dense and persistent tan head. The lacing is fine and scattered, the carbonation profuse and slow-rising.

Aroma: Massive notes of caramel overlaid with abundant grassy and pine hops.

Taste: Opens with substantial citric and pine hops. Some of the citric hops have a grapefruit character, others are more like sweet oranges, with a good measure of the pine hops as well. These, as expected for the style, are quite prominent throughout the taste. The malt, though secondary to the hops, offers a solid backbone of sweet caramel, and is a significant presence throughout the taste. Finishes with a long, lingering note of grassy and pine hops, the citric hop flavors having faded away.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, very full, with little carbonation noted.

Drinkability/notes: Wonderfully complex and satisfying, a very well-crafted example of a style which is not a particular favorite of mine. Nonetheless, Hop Ottin' IPA is hard not to like.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, sealed with a pry-off crown. Served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

Pegasus, Jun 15, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 12oz bottle from Merchants in Dearborn.

Appearance - Pours a golden amber with a moderate head that disapates quickly.

Smell - There is the obvious floral and citrusy smell of hops, but was surprised to notice the pronounced sweet smells of the barley.

Taste - The first sip starts with the sweet, roasted barley at the front of the palate. However, the bitternes of the hops quickly barges in and takes over like an overbearing drunk pushing his way through a line to the bathroom. The hops finish strong and leave the taste buds content with their flavor.

Mouthfeel - There is a small bit of lacing that lines the cup. The mouthfeel is good for the style but not spectacular.

Drinkability - At 7% abv this is a beer that rides the fine line between session and "one-and-done". What helps is the awesome balance/transition between the barley and hops. IMO, this isn't a killer hop-bomb, but it will definately relinquish a hop fix. Not the bestof the style, but will look for this one in the future.

wadds, Apr 20, 2008
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA


Poured into and enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a rather cloudy, hazy golden-honey color. A massive 3 finger, thick, foamy head on the initial pour. One of the densest heads I've seen when pouring a beer. Huge amounts of sticky lacing coat the glass after drinking.

S - A sweet aroma with a good dose of the classic citrus smell.

T - An IPA that is well balanced yet leans to the maltier, sweet side. The citrusy, slightly bitter hops add a great balance to the beer. I'm also getting an apricot taste (very reminiscent of DFH's Aprihop). Not a hop bomb at all which is how many IPA's are leaning these days. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Very easy drinking.

M - Medium carbonation. A medium consistency.

O - This is a fine example of an American IPA. I'm a hop head but this beer is so easy to drink and is so tasty, it's a pleasure to give the taste buds a rest from the bitter onslaught that I'm used to with the IPA's I usually gravitate towards. Recommended.


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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,712 ratings.