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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

2,481 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,481
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 98
Gots: 146 | 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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Stimack

New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was poured to a nice copper color with a little cloudiness and a nice thick fluffy off white head that broke down slowly and left a good amount of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aromas of this brew are mostly of floral and citrus hops, the floral seem to be more dominant but I am able to pick up both. Able to sense some malt in the nose but definitely takes a back seat. The taste is nice, I am able to pick up the malt even though it seems to show up and then disappear just a quick as the hops taste takes over and you can notice a slight alcohol taste. Over all this is a very nice brew, not my favorite IPA but very solid.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2005 01:52:46 | More by Stimack
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange color with a solid off-white head with good retention. Nice citrusy, grapefruit aroma. Plenty of hop bitterness in the taste. Lots of bite, the hops really cut thru this brew, as they should with any IPA. Not too rough on the palate and definitely hides the 7% ABV very well. A very good IPA that went well with some BBQ on July 4th and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2005 03:47:11 | More by Jacobob10
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2012 23:29:13 | More by BugTownPub
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2011 03:02:21 | More by ThirdEyePA
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-10-2012 02:21:27 | More by macrosmatic
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deeep amber color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is loaded with hops in the front (grassy, piney, citrusy) overwhelming alomost any malt character.
Taste has has the hops up front, But a bit more of malt begins to show itself.
Finishes much more dry than sweet.
A nice enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 19:51:19 | More by tgbljb
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 23:50:38 | More by Adamostella
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2012 23:37:16 | More by beerpadawan
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

05-23-2013 13:06:45 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

11-10-2013 20:49:21 | More by oldvines
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2013 05:51:57 | More by spycow
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dcbike

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2012 15:20:18 | More by dcbike
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fannypakit

California

4/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 05:23:11 | More by fannypakit
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 18:03:13 | More by buckyp
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blackcompg

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours a finger of creamy yellow eggshell head, body is a slightly hazy deep orange copper, leaving some great glass-coating lacing.

Smell - Just a ton of bready malt, fresh yeasty bread dough, over-ripe sweet citrus, whiff of grapefruit and a good amount of floral hops.

Taste - Oh is this good, opens with huge semi-sweet floral hops, mild citrus of ruby grapefruit and blood oranges, huge semi-sweet bready malt, touch of yeast, finishes with an almost lightly spiced pumpernickel bread with crusts, nice bittering green floral hops, and some grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium with all of these wonderful full bodied flavors, carb is medium and begins smooth, but gets a little prickly with some nice edges towards the back of the tongue, just enough cleansing to usher in the more bitter, savory and drying hop characteristics.

Overall - This is definitely a unique ipa, but it is one that i must try again - really great flavors here, great depth, complexity and balance. Has flavors found in good apa's, pil's and wheat beers too - definitely try this and see what you think. I like this alot.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 04:01:34 | More by blackcompg
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patford100

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2013 20:30:59 | More by patford100
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-gold with hints of red, two finger pillowy tan head, lasts as a floating mushroom cap. Bits of lace form partial rings. Highly carbonated.
Very hoppy aroma, woody and citric, quite floral.
Lemon and orange rind taste, toasted malt, a buttery honey note.
Nice bitterness level, not too obscene. Medium feel, smooth with a bit of a bite.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2004 22:59:23 | More by mschofield
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LauraAlberts

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a decent head retention

Smell: Malt, Sugar, mild hops, banana

Taste: Malt, Bread, turns to citrus hops - very hoppy - fresh hop bitterness - citrus, lemon, coriander

Mouthfeel: Smooth hop bitterness

Drinkability: Nice sipper - a lot of flavor for an IPA great hop profile

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 02:21:49 | More by LauraAlberts
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JaredM

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-26-2013 23:23:01 | More by JaredM
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keithricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is amber; good foam, excellent lacing, etc. Hoppy smell; mostly of the citric variety with a hint of pine. Smells like a good, American IPA.

On the first sip, the hops hit you right away, of which the aroma gave no fore-warning. There's no messing around with this one. There's an obvious bitter profile to the hops. It's centennial-like, but my best guess would be Magnum hops for this, as it packs quite the bitter punch. After the initial bite, there's a nice hint of citric and floral hop, mostly of the grapefruit variety, but with some subtle hints of orange/mango (but this isn't a "fruity" beer by any stretch). The bitterness certainly plays a defining role in the taste.

Good mouth feel with ample carbonation which accents some of the citrus qualities, helping to balance things out somewhat.

In summary, I find this to be a very good example of a solid American IPA. It has most of the characteristics one would associate with the style, from the appearance to the hop flavor that contains the key elements, from the pine to the citrus. What really defines this beer is it's high level of acidity. I would not consider it to be out of balance, as there is ample malt and mildly sweet citrus flavors present. But this is certainly an "Alpha bomb," and as such, I wouldn't recommend it to the novice IPA drinker due to the prevalence of alpha acids. The bitterness upstages things, which is either something you're going to love or hate.

When compared to other brews that go for around $10 per six-pack, I would put this way, way towards the top of the heap, and I'm extremely picky when it comes to my IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 20:47:42 | More by keithricker
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2014 21:36:03 | More by MikeWard
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 20:33:58 | More by DMc8ride
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kj8525

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

11-28-2013 00:18:31 | More by kj8525
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 03:06:24 | More by BeerMe42
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2012 05:02:58 | More by Gregwa
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,481 ratings.