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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

2,846 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,846
Reviews: 1,196
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 125
Gots: 311 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

Our Hop Ottin’ IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with copious amounts of Columbus and Cascade. This beer is a showcase of the bright citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and resiny bitterness that hop heads crave. With a brilliant, deep amber color and solid malt backbone, hints of citron, roses, and bergamot climax with a dry, herbal finish in this well-balanced interpretation of a West Coast IPA.
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Ratings: 2,846 | Reviews: 1,196
Photo of Lettsgo3
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim_Benz
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I don't know. Appearance is cloudy amber with a full, soft head;, smell is a little soapy; taste is a little soapy, too. What else? I like the full-bodied malt, though it's a bit too caramelly for my taste. Hops are indistinct--a little pine, a bit of floral character, not much citrus or spiciness. All in all, kind of a mish mash. The soapiness probably derives from the floral hops. Mouthfeel benefits from the oats, but I think that contributes to the soapiness too. I imagine my impression is in the minority, and maybe influenced by the fact that I just finished a Dogfish Head 60 Minute before pouring this Hop Ottin' IPA, but I don't think it's all that great overall. Not too bad, but ...

Photo of djhowell
2.24/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I don't understand the glowing praise this beer gets here. I had this on draft and it was a total malt bomb with some hints of pine but mostly just bitter hops over bready malts. Maybe this keg got left out in the sun for a week?

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

Photo of zak333
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinfok
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlO
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent! Very distinctive attributes, each balancing and playing well together.

Photo of devin305
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walaguh
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mjknight19
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjd315
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nishriver
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I had this out of a can so not sure if that made a difference. Pours a bright amber, smelled great felt excellent. Tones of vanilla, maybe a lil smoke. Yummy

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L:cloudy blood orange with 1 finger head citrus taxi pine freshener with some bread T:citrus bread this is more like an american ale and would be an awesome one but ipa I dont taste I enjoy this

Photo of jamesmk48
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of babilon25
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Green1981
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kettle1
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.