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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,672 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,672
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 106
Gots: 208 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

AKuehn47, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

guezarka, Sunday at 03:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

lilnicky068, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of thecarster1
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber from saulcharlesworth - secret santa '09

a- bomber poured into a pint, full finger of creamy, bubbly head with nice retention, deep honey amber coloring with a slight haze to it.

s- rich caramel malt, juicy citrus hops, earthy, slight vanilla.

t- some metallic notes off the bat, smooth caramel malts blend nicely with tangy citrus hops, grapefruit pith, some herbal earthiness, hugely bittered - i mean HUGE. the finish is crisp, super bitter, and lingers LONG. this is the first 'mouth drier' i've ever had, it's like biting into a grapefruit rind. all that being said, i did enjoy it.

m- medium body.

d- this beer isn't what i was expecting, it's much more bitter but still manages to be drinkable. i'll take off a little bit on drinkability just because it's super bitter and drying. i finished the bomber solo with not too much trouble, i did enjoy, just not as much as i though i would.

thecarster1, Jan 23, 2010
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4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

A – She is slightly cloudy deep golden color on pour. About one finger of white head that settles down to a nice cover. Sticky lacing.

S – Hops baby with plenty of citrus to go along for the ride.

T – The hop taste is right there but less subtle then the smell. I thought it would be a hop bomb but no indeed. Nice. Citrusy grapefruit right there. Just a little bit of sweetness that balances the flavor.

M – Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Just a bit drying at the end. No ABV felt at all.

O – Very nice brew here. The smell is great and the flavor is actually mellow compared to some. Has a nice sweetness that really balances this well. Great all around.

GallowsThief, Aug 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

TonyY, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber/honey colored with thick foamy head. There is excellent head and lacing retention. Piney, grassy smell with hints of citrus. Strong piney/grassy taste at the beginning. A bitter bitey, hops follows with a mild malty taste at the end. There is a pronounced bitter aftertaste. Definitely a beer for hop heads. It has a really good balance of hops and malt.

jngrizzaffi, Jan 08, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep reddish copper with a finger of loose head that quickly fades away. Spotty lacing on the glass. Smell is a great strong dose of hops -- juicy grapefruit dominating with a resinous pine scent coming through as well. Taste starts off with a sweet caramel malt which is quickly overrun by piney/floral hops and finishing with a strong lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Very nice flavorful hops presence without an overwhelming bitterness. Medium bodied with a slightly oily coating mouthfeel. Overall this is a really easy drinking IPA, something I could easily drink in a session, and really hides the 7% alcohol suberbly.

cubedbee, Aug 16, 2005
Photo of orfeu
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber. Clear copper, active carbonation. Huge soapy, frothy off-white head and sticky lace rings every 1/8" inch. Massive Cascade aroma: grapefruits, floral scents. Hints of vanilla. Caramel malt, maybe, too. Maybe. Juicy grapefruity Cascades assault my tongue. Finish of chewy, biscuity malts. This is 100% about the hops, but enough malt abides as a check. I'd surely drink this one again. Overall, an excellent IPA.

orfeu, Jan 22, 2006
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this beer on special @ European Street Jax Beach, 2/2010 Grib Crawl. On special for $2 a bottle.

Orange/amber in color. Evident hop aromas on a solid malt backbone. Tastes as it smells with a more malt forward profile for an IPA. Never heard of this IPA, and it was a nice surprise @ $2 a bottle. I would drink it again.

unclejimbay, Mar 02, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

sbanacho, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Barnsley, May 18, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy medium brown with a huge head that lasted forever. great lace. Smells of citrus and floral hops, hops, hops. Taste is similar the the smell, citrus, floral and hops everywhere. Mouthfeel is good - not too heavy at all. To me its drinkability is OK, only because I am not a huge hop head. Nice bitter aftertaste. This is a very good IPA and well worth the price. Pick some up if you can.

sabrills70, Aug 22, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

VaporDome, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Skyscraper of a head that slowly melts, leaving very nice lacing. Darker amber in color that what I'm used to from an IPA.

Smell: Smells much more like an APA than an IPA. I'm not getting hops here--only caramel malt and sweetness and nut aromas.

Taste: Starts off big on the caramel malt. Somewhere in there is pine flavor from the hops, but the malt swallows most of it. Reminds me of Alpha King, a beer that I didn't care much for but that I know a lot of people like. I was anticipating a hop bomb (I mean, hop is in the title plus this is a west coast beer), but I suppose this is well balanced. It finishes too sweet.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of moderate, carbonation is also on the lower side. This doesn't go down all that easy for me.

Overall: Again, I understand that I may be disappointed because I didn't get the hop bomb I was looking for, but there's still some nice flavor here. The really sweet finish is what really turns me off. It's not something I would look for again, but those who like a sweeter IPA with nut and caramel flavors may love this one.

DeFaz, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Kornoms, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Moose90, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

UncleAddie, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dankjohn, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

bkwhoppa66, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of rousee
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a beer I could really debate my scoring on. Am I giving too high a score because it is fairly new to downtown Boston (on-tap) and a bit of a novelty?? Who cares? I am yet to try anything from Anderson Valley that I didnt think was decent.

Smooth orangey amber w/ a nice thickly bubbled cap of 4mm that holds remarkably well. Very nice lace--upgrading to 5 on appearance. For this style, this is about as perfect an appearance as you get. Smell is malty with cedarry hop elements. The woodiness takes over and is musty in the middle but it finishes extremely clean and dry. This is a well-balanced IPA, and I like it, I like it a lot. Dry tingly mouthfeel that is pleasant A nice American IPA.

rousee, Sep 07, 2005
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,672 ratings.