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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

2,492 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 98
Gots: 150 | 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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wertschy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

09-29-2012 16:23:51 | More by wertschy
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-21-2014 00:34:11 | More by lgmol
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DeFaz

Ohio

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.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 01:44:30 | More by DeFaz
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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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NeverSettle

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-12-2012 04:25:45 | More by NeverSettle
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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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chocosushi

Oklahoma

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

Fresh from the case, the day it as delivered.
Had this one last year out the bottle and It just tasted stale.
Giving the can a chance.

12oz->Marshall Pint

A ~ Amber/copper with great clarity. Cream colored head. Soda Pop carbonation with spider web lacing that turned very sticky.

S ~ Peppery/Grassy hops and a whiff of biscuits

T ~ Grass follows through in a major way, as well as bit of leafy/herbaceous hops, black pepper & lemon peel. Buttered biscuit shines throughout as a good backdrop to the hops. Bit of bitter bark & toffee as well.

M ~ Tastes like a completely different beer from last year. Fresh.
Interesting medley of hops take turns being spicy, herby & sticky.

D ~ Great offering for a can as it will hopefully solve the freshness problem I previously had. Very different IPA that sets itself apart from other breweries. AVBC is rock solid for putting out cans.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 19:52:14 | More by chocosushi
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silverking

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-14-2013 03:23:47 | More by silverking
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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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JohnnyM2002

Maryland

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

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at 50 degrees. Picked up in a trade from mikesgroove...thanks!

A - Pours an orangish/golden color with a nice creamy, off-white head.

S - Comes across piney at first, but is met with grapefruit. Nice hearty aroma.

T - Hoppy malt is the dominant flavor/blend. Hops come through in the end, with a citrus background. Earthy/floral flavors on the crisp finish.

M - Medium, bubbly body with a nice bitter finish.

D - This is the second time I've tried this beer, and I enjoy (and appreciate) it much more this time around. A good IPA to keep on hand.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 20:35:10 | More by JohnnyM2002
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2014 01:06:01 | More by Necronomad
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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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loupap

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-20-2012 16:35:54 | More by loupap
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 00:47:28 | More by Fusebuddy
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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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KMcG

Virginia

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

A: Amber, slight haze.  Nicely thick white head that is about a finger high. Good carbonation present. 

S: very faint nose of orange and malts.  The volatiles are weak. 

T: upfront bold hops of citrus with a slight sweetness that you be think about to capture.  Even though the malts clearly balance the hops, they are difficult to describe other than a little bready.  The aftertaste is long lasting and bitter grapefruit. 

M: medium body, good carbonation, bright, and freshing. 

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 13:00:01 | More by KMcG
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Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

03-11-2014 12:35:44 | More by ConradKenney
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-08-2014 14:21:19 | More by HuntDaddy540
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-17-2013 15:35:53 | More by craftbrew502
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,492 ratings.