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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,649 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,649
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 106
Gots: 203 | 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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5/5  rDev +25%

InVinoVeritas, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a plastic pint glass at Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger off-white head. Long retention, creamy head. Orange-brown color. Nice carbonation and lacing. Some particles floating about. Thin lacing.

S- Strong, bitter citrusy hops, grapefruit and bitter citrus. Caramel malts peek through at the end of the smell. Sugary as well.

T- Bittering hop forward with a solid malt backbone. Sweet flavors finish off.

M- Medium in body, maybe a tad over-carbonated and a dry finish.

O- Hoppy and medium bodied IPA. Not great, but no weakness.

Murrhey, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tbeq00, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of JoshuaWagy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JoshuaWagy, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of RSpencer
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

RSpencer, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Mulcahey
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Mulcahey, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Liquoric3, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

TheRuss9585, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of JMaxwell
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JMaxwell, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

studad, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Bellonc, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of One_Man_Gang
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this in a can, poured into a glass.

color was great, a deep, cloudy amber.

head was great, poured an inch at least, and laced very well.

smell, for me, was hard to pick up. nothing jumped out at me as the IBUs would suggest.

Taste was very flavorful. started with a piney hops taste, then had a bitter dry feel, then a bold malt flavor. finished dry and bitter.

it had a full feel to it.

overall, as a hop head, i think i expected too much when i saw "80 IBU". to me it had more of a malty characteristic. the flavor was good, very well crafted, but not what i was expecting. a solid offering, but not for the hop head.

One_Man_Gang, Dec 06, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz to a pint glass. There is a picture of a bear with antlers on my beer.

Pours a very vivid golden copper with a finger of foam. Mild carbonation, lacing isn't bad. Retention could be a bit better, though

Nose is pretty spot on for an ipa. Strong juicy hops, pine, grapefruit and some citrus with some sweet malts present. Although it smells pretty good, the smell is pretty muted and I have to really stick my nose into the glass to get a good scent. Not very pungent, the only fault I find with the aroma

Taste follows the nose pretty well, hops, pine, grapefruit, come together with a bready malt. Nice bitterness, great ipa taste.

Feel is nice also, crisp and medium bodied, nice tingle on the tongue. Rounded wet sticky finish

Overall a good west coast ipa. Not the best by any means, but definitely does the style justice. I pick a six pack of this up every now and again, never disappointed

lordofstarside, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

mikekydd, Nov 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

keymcgrip, Nov 27, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pored from a 12 fl oz bottle into a snifter.

Color : Amber to slight copper. About two finger thick off-white head that persists really well - in fact it stays forever. Leaves an excellent lacing. Slightly hazy appearance. Very few bubbles.

Aroma: Citrus and piney hops upfront. Moderately strong. Solid malt backbone. Very floral and dry hopped aroma.

Taste: Bitter upfront with citrus and pine like flavor. Medium hop bitterness but good aftertaste. Lingering effects of hops are just moderate. Malt sweetness is felt to an appropriate extent. Dry bitter finish.

Mouth feel : Medium bodied. Slightly oily feel. No alcohol is felt. No astringency. Well balanced IPA.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 4.25

A good American IPA overall with just enough alcohol strength. I like it but nothing distinct about it.

AmitC, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

4Socialanxiety, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

drewkennedy, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

BigGingDrinker, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

brbrocc, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Sakimurano, Nov 24, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap/Growler. Deep copper with persistent, thin, off-white head that fades away. Nothing fancy here. Just a straightforward, grab you by the taste buds IPA. Good hop aroma, a faint hint of malt, and plenty of hop flavor. A little grapefruit taste in the bitterness. Solid example for the style.

fauxpunker, Nov 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

jonas, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Lucidious, Nov 20, 2012
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,649 ratings.