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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

2,821 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,821
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 124
Gots: 291 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris77McGrath
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of jryanj927
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Truh
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jumped around, jumped around, jumped up, jumped up and got down with this one on 10/22/2004. 16-oz. pint pour at ACPH.

Creamy turbulence of initial head that just stays and stays, and doesn’t die. Green hop effluvience and visions of jumping bugs throttle through the mind as a I plastered my nose with its bouquet. Curtained, amber haze to hue. Hopped up fraggle rock of earthy herbal essence to start followed by woody birch bark to tastes. A medium to medium-light-heavy offering that is difficult to put down.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass while relaxing at the Comfort Inn in San Diego's Hotel Circle.

A-Beautifully celar amber brew. Orange-tinted and off-white head, 2-finger and attractively frothy with nice sustaining.

S-Herbal, earthy hops. Slight biscuity malt, with a bit of bready spice.

T-Spicy bread malt is surprisingly forward in the flavor, followed quickly by the immense (as promised) hop flavors, sticky-herbal in character and simply very thick. This hoppiness perseveres well into the finish, along with a never-ending hop bitterness.

M-I am intruiged by how the carbonation interplays with the body and the hop flavors. It's as though one enhances the other, which in turn enhances the other. Overall, the body seems pretty spot-on.

D-I think this beer's drinkability is strong, with only a bit too much hop bitterness to be quite strong.

Photo of Tumble
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of nkelley77
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of beerhast
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Noxious26
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of spicelab
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris@Slowbeer.

Begins to gush on opening but fortunately glass was at hand. Glowing amber with a cracking off-white head. Strong lace trails and a big pillowy island of foam that doesn't want to budge.

Strong caramel, toffee and biscuity malt backbone for a mostly sweet citrus hop profile. Tangerine, lime, lemon sherbet and cumquat. Some floral aromas and a touch of pine floating around. Malts are a bit too domineering.

Taste shows less sweet citrus and more of a spicy bitterness that offsets the malts a bit bitter than the fruitiness in the nose.

On the lighter side of medium with moderate carbonation and a very agreeable bitterness that hits early and hangs around for a while. Pretty close to faultless for the style and strength.

Very nice. Started a bit nonplussed but the fine calibration in the brewing of this is apparent by the end. Well drinkable.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. The bottle has a fun description on the back and uses ANderson Valley, CA slang, which is a nice touch.

The beer pours with a frothy white head that thins slowly. A nice golden color to it. Aroma is thick with hops as well as a malty nose and great floral scents. Smells a bit rosy.

The flavor is hops hops and more hops. Nice floral hops dominate but are not overpowering or offputting. The flavor is tangy and sweet. Smooth palate with a crisp bread ending.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mickeymac
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's got the usual IPA color and a decent off-white head that sticks around a while. The smell and the taste are all hops. I like a hoppy beer when it's balanced by a nice malty flavor, but this one doesn't fit the bill. If the malt is there, the hops are beating it into submission with a baseball bat. If you like hoppy IPAs, check out selections by Alesmith, Stone, and Victory before picking up this one.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a rusty copper, which had an orange tint to it. Two fingers of billowy head developed and dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the outside.

Smell: Warning -- hops ahead. Grapefruit and orange citrus dominates, but there is a light and sweet caramel malt presence. A little bit of pine makes itself known, too.

Taste: Hoppy. Oh, yeah. The citrus from the smell comes through immediately, and is followed by the strong hop bitterness. It evens nicely after a couple sips and the hops are not so intense, allowing a citrus and caramel malts to come through.

Drinkability: Yeah, it's not my thing. It's too hoppy, but that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't like it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of burnstar
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper with a big and very persistent head. Lots of lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is big citrusy grapefruit hops. Taste is mellow toasty carmel malt upfront. A little underlying malt sweetness throughout. Finishes with an herbal hop bitterness. Heavy creamy mouthfeel. This is a very rich tasting IPA. And by that I mean it has a fantastic maltiness behind the hops and even challenging the hops for center stage here. Also the heavy mouthfeel. Maybe the drinkability suffers a bit, but this is a great, and unique, IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of obrike
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hmmm...this one fooled me a bit.

Bought a sixer at specs in Northeast San Antonio for 9 bucks.

Impressive looking beer.Vibrant orange, lovely head...good lacing throughout the drink.

Smell was nice. Pungent, dank hops. Fresh pine mixed with some caramel sweetness...looking forward to tasting.

Wow...this one has a bite! Hoppy as hell. A decent caramel malt on first sip, followed byy aggressive piney hops. Quite a dry, bitter finish. It's funny, I expected a bit more balance from the scent. Lucky for me, I like bitter IPAs.

A good representative style of an American IPA.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,821 ratings.