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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

2,468 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,468
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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mpenske

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-25-2014 02:22:25 | More by mpenske
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allboutbierge

Austria

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Anderson Valley's reputation preceded my impression of their beers, as this is my first tasting. Everything I have heard is true, at least in this beer.

Color is ruby hued-light orange heavy brown color. Head is off-white, small, and leaves a moderate lace. Fragences of citrus and flowery; it greatly interested my nose and pulled my mouth to the glass subconsciously til the glass emptied. Very bitter flavors similiar to grapefruit and a light aftertaste that are semi sweet and extremely refreshing are prevelant in this beer. Carbonation is extremely light. The taste will keep any hop head's palate interested all night and keep them wanting another all night. I can say so by example.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2003 20:46:25 | More by allboutbierge
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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stuff is an orange copper colour. A fluffy, off-white plume rose up quickly and sank back into the hazy underbody. Carbonation keeps the surface nearly full of white froth. Sticky lace adornments encircle the rim of the glass.

The smell is very pungent and floral. Citrus grapefruit appeal to the maximum. The label lays claim to a honey drenched malt flavour, and you can surely pull honey out of the nose. But this baby also has hops galore.

The taste throws a slight malty sweet honey ( the label is accurate ) notion into a hop onslaught. This sucker is a bitter beast. The drying effect of the finish just keeps intensifying after the swallow. Wow. The body is resinous and thick feeling. I think the bitterness does wonders at masking the alcohol flavour, but the warmth be lettin ya know. This one would definitely deserve another, but I only got one. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2005 19:07:20 | More by SupaCelt
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DaveFL1976

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really pretty deep golden, almost red body. Unfortunately, the head was pretty dull looking, with not much going on.

Piney hop smell blended with thick, sweet but roasty malts.

The taste is a really nice and interesting one. The piney hops get you at first, then are counteracted by a thick base of sweetish malts. Then the hops come back. Almost abrasively, but not really. For almost using the word 'abrasive', it's actually rather well balanced. Well hidden 7%, too.

Mouthfeel's on the heavier side, with light carbonation. I love the carbonation, but the mouthfeel itself is a little heavier and sticky than I would hope for.

Drinkability is a bit slow. But that's not a knock on the brew. This is a big, complex IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 02:56:33 | More by DaveFL1976
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-23-2013 14:20:06 | More by sonofliberty2
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Glibber

Idaho

3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

cloudy yellow orange in color with a large 2 finger head that dissipated down to a quarter inch. Not a huge smell for an 80 IBU beer. As advertised the beer has a huge hop kick. Ideal for hopheads, but perhaps a little too much for my likes. It is tough for me to pick out any other flavors. Not too bad going in, and a little floral alcohol tastes with a warming hop feel in the belly.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 04:16:26 | More by Glibber
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Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev 0%

03-11-2014 02:29:27 | More by Jmick28
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terence

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-21-2012 01:12:19 | More by terence
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:41:31 | More by jngrizzaffi
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aepb1

Florida

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

A- Translucent amber body with some haze, and an airy off-white head

S- A little citric hops, malty belly

T- Caramel malts, some sweetness in the middle and finishes wtih some spiciness and piney hop bitterness

M- Medium body and it's a bit confusing as the first sip was kind of a rough edgy mouthfeel, then when you swallow it's smooth...

D- Very good IPA, an excellent example of the style

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 01:42:47 | More by aepb1
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2012 23:29:13 | More by BugTownPub
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Jamstone714

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2012 04:06:58 | More by Jamstone714
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-17-2013 15:35:53 | More by craftbrew502
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Bromine

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 03:38:01 | More by Bromine
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cherche

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2014 17:11:45 | More by cherche
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 01:10:46 | More by Sparty55
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a big nearly two finger in width head and a gorgeous body that was colored with lovely amber. One sniff proves this is all about the hops. It comes at you like a prize fighter, the left hand sends piney hop goodness at your nose followed up by just a hint of sweetness and lemon with the right. The taste kicks off with piney hops, a hint of sweet grapefruit and lots of wonderful bitterness. There's also a bit of lemon making it's presence felt but it tries to masquerade a bit behind the mask of the other hop flavors. The body is voluptuous and the carbonation tickles the top of your mouth with ever sip.
Although its a bit high in the abv (for me anyway), this is one you should consider yourself lucky to drink one after another. A true treat.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 08:00:35 | More by TheBungyo
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janubio

Spain

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml. bottle. The label reminds me of Northern Exposure series :-) Amber colour, medium h ead that last long enough to leave a great lace. Smell of tropical fruits, pine, tea - or is that tobacco? Medium to full body, sticking in the tongue. Taste of tropical fruits, tea leaves, pine, notes of citrus and caramel. Great.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 21:38:07 | More by janubio
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loupap

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-20-2012 16:35:54 | More by loupap
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banger7

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-19-2013 00:17:09 | More by banger7
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-31-2012 02:45:18 | More by NCbeerpirate
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charlesw

New York

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Coming right on the heels of the southern star, it's easy enough to compare things like appearance. A very clear light amber with medium head of tiny white bubbles. Ridiculously clingy and lasting lace.

Smells sharp and crisp: Pride of ringwood and hallertauer hops, perhaps? Faint earthy tones.

I'm having trouble getting the initial flavor - of nailing it down. It ends in a lingering bitterness. Some citrus, a fair amount of pine, and your mouth just watering - begging you to drink some more.
There's a fair amount of subdued hop to start with. Citrus and gently sweet all around your mouth (finishing, again, with your mouth watering).

It's nice to drink. I'd think that this would make a great lawnmower beer when super fresh and super cold. As in, there would be enough flavor to overcome the cold. And the hops bite through your thirst in a nice way.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 01:29:49 | More by charlesw
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baiser

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper orange colour, with a soapy white head. Fruity and floral aroma, very well controlled. Extremely well balanced IPA. Lots of hop flavours, piney, citrusy, bitter, dry and very delicious. Good malt base. Full bodied, smooth and very drinkable. Not overly hopped like other IPAs in Cali. Just an extremely well done ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 08:08:13 | More by baiser
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IceAce

California

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange and arrived with a beautiful finger of dense, rocky foam. The nose is a saliva producing fresh floral hop with an undercurrent of sweet malt.

Initial taste is dominated by fizzy carbonation and a lighter hop bite than expected. Midtaste is all-malt with a mouthfeel which runs a little thin for a Left Coast IPA.

The finish is comprised of a slow hop fade fairly standard for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2005 16:38:38 | More by IceAce
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.
Pours a light yellow into dimpled mug so as to let this bastard breathe the hop aroma is strong with this one smelling more of grapefruit than pine, good finger's worth of head that dissipates with moderate carbonation.
Taste/Mouthfeel, good strong hop presence and flavor right up front that's balanced only slightly with a bit of malt before finishing with a crisp grapefruit like bite at the end.
Overall, a good IPA, but too hoppy to buy a sixer of and was the last of the Anderson mixer I had left to try. In fact this is my 2nd attempt as the 1st one ended up being shared with the drain as I was NOT ready for the hops the first go round. Glad I gave it another shot, I have a very fine line with this style as far as what I find balanced and palatable and what is a choke down/drain pour. As a rule I let IPA's breathe in a dimpled mug as opposed to the pint or shaker glass and I have this IPA to thank for that, much better the 2nd time.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 14:14:22 | More by Blueribbon666
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,468 ratings.