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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

2,471 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 95
Gots: 142 | 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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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice, thick head comes out of the initial pour, over an inch. It subsides to form a 1/4" thick layer of creamy foam. Exactly what I want when I pour my beer. The color is a dark amber with slight red hues.

Scent: I get a bunch of different hop characteristics up front. Can't quite pin point it all but the one that stands out is tropical fruit. I get a little bit of citrus and spice as well, but mostly it's tropical. It also reminds me a bit of the fresh, green hop pellets I use on brew day. The malt is a bit more subtle with a hint of caramel, but nothing too strong.

Taste: The hops don't come on too strong. You get a bit of malt and a bit of hops, but nothing that will slap you in the face and ruin your palate. Very well balanced. There is a bit of bitterness that starts to creep up as soon as you take a sip and it only grows as you swallow it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. The carbonation is well balanced. Perfect for an IPA.

Overall: I'll be honest I was very surprised when drinking this. I was expecting over the top hop use with in your face flavors. Maybe I'm stereotyping West Coast IPAs, but this isn't that at all. Sure there is plenty of bitterness, but it's an IPA. The flavors are subtle and balanced, but it's really that bitterness that makes itself known as an IPA. I was expecting a bit more from the flavors. Although I think the malt and hops were balanced, I think they were both lacking a little bit and find myself wishing there was a bit more.

Serving type: can

08-01-2012 22:44:37 | More by JaredKent
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Cirus

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-01-2012 17:45:23 | More by Cirus
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-01-2012 02:04:33 | More by ssimpson89
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Pjev11

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-31-2012 23:58:54 | More by Pjev11
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Rollzroyce21

California

3/5  rDev -25%

07-31-2012 12:48:09 | More by Rollzroyce21
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jas30060

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-31-2012 02:51:35 | More by jas30060
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Ottin's a ridiculously smooth IPA. I didn't know that an IPA could be this smooth. It's got some caramel, bread and toffee flavors which somehow work OK with the hop power. The hops and a little pine come through in the nose and it's interesting how they lay pretty mellow upon sipping. Really great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2012 00:39:08 | More by TheRealBigC
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-30-2012 01:39:23 | More by Chugs13
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25%

07-29-2012 21:21:15 | More by Dizzy242
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TBoneJones

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this as a session. Here's my simplified review of the canned offering; Super hot poolside gathering, 104 or more degrees easy. This beer went down effortlessly out of the can. Although not a most primary candidate to drink as a summer quencher, this went down smooth. I figure any beer released in a canned version is somehow worthy to be sipped as so. The bitter biting aftertaste worked well against the well-balanced malt sweetness. I need to try this in a glass for comparison. But based on drinkabity out of the can alone, I'm sure I'd enjoy it equally in a glass. Like others may tell you, this really is a great beer with which to introduce someone into the IPA style. Which means this is not as hop-head aggressive as it is refined and smooth. That said, there is a satisfying linger of bitterness. Nice.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 23:35:39 | More by TBoneJones
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turnerk3

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an alluring dark golden color accompanied by off white burly head. Immaculate retention that is a perfectly balanced and neither over coats the class nor leaves it barren.

S: A pleasant floral hop aroma does well to signify IPA, but the malts give it a more sweet characteristic. The hops seem to be missing that true wallop that is expected.

T: Brilliant essence from the hops provide a grapefruit or lemon type of citrusy flavor. The hop flavor coordinates very well with the sweetness of the malt to just provide the great taste of hops with subtle bitter bite on the back of the tongue.

M: Excellent carbonation does its job at making sure all of the flavors come through. Not as chewy as most other IPAs which makes it considerable smooth.

O: Anderson Valley delivers a top quality brew in this IPA. If you're a hop-head, this is a must. If you're just getting into IPAs and do not want to feel like you're putting whole hop cones in your mouth, then this is an superb choice.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 23:03:51 | More by turnerk3
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jesus808

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-28-2012 05:24:19 | More by jesus808
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-28-2012 00:23:35 | More by captainbearcat
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bayner34

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-24-2012 17:40:31 | More by bayner34
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-24-2012 02:10:02 | More by hockenbeer
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-23-2012 22:51:55 | More by atone315
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-23-2012 22:16:49 | More by ssjkyle
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-22-2012 23:17:19 | More by durlta
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2012 20:51:59 | More by Mikecap
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bertcat9000


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-21-2012 22:38:52 | More by bertcat9000
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jtd335

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2012 17:48:11 | More by jtd335
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Canuckkim

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop Ottin' is an excellent session IPA. I found 6-pack cans of this beer at Applejack's in Wheatridge, CO.

Visually, Hop Ottin' is golden caramel in color, darker than average IPAs, but fitting with the caramel sweetness in the beer.

When you lift the beer to your nose you'll smell pine, citrus, and earth.
This beer tastes like a good balance of hoppy bitterness with caramel maltiness... a good beginner IPA for those ready to take the plunge.

Pair this can with your favorite outdoor music festival and you'll be happy all day long.

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Serving type: can

07-21-2012 02:45:45 | More by Canuckkim
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Poo-Diddy


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-21-2012 02:15:11 | More by Poo-Diddy
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured in a pint glass. Purchased at Willow Park in Regina.

Hazy copper colour with a few carbonation streams. Off white head is 1/2 inch on the pour and recedes to a sticky mess at 1/4 inch with big gobs of lacing on the sides.

Nose is almost all citrus hops. Grapefruit and lemon with a little bit of caramel malt in the background.

Flavour isn't as strong as I had expected from the scent. Well balanced at the start. Even caramel and nutty malts and citrus hops at the start. Pretty smooth through the middle and moves into a strong, bitter leafy and citrus hop finish. Aftertaste is long and bitter.

Medium bodied with light carbonation.

A fairly drinkable brew. The only detractor is the long bitter aftertaste is a little too much for my liking. Overall a great brew.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 03:39:03 | More by Noxious26
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-19-2012 04:09:02 | More by kew
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.