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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

2,551 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,551
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 100
Gots: 174 | 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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toppoop

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2014 19:52:36 | More by toppoop
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

12-13-2012 15:35:57 | More by Treb0R
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-20-2013 04:17:58 | More by yuenglingade
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scooter231

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7%

Cloudy grapefruit juice. That's what this looks like. A creamy, yellow tinged head that leaves clumps of bubbles and a rim of lace around the edges.

Smells citrusy, hoppy- very hoppy- and there's a tich of honey/maltyness to it. Taste is quite jabby- attacks you with a good balance of hops, maltyness, and an orangey zestyness- and then immediately runs away. Leaves you with a very clean palate- no remnants of aftertaste. I appreciate this, but... I kind of like savoring. Oh well. Tastes a bit different than other IPA's I've had- perhaps a different hops is used. Instead of a sour taste, I get more... breadyness. It's calmer, without leaving you wanting for the hops. A mature IPA compared to a young, rebellious, teenager IPA.

Mouthfeel is delicoius- not too bubbly, not too chewy, and a bit slick- very smooth. Highly drinkable- I would try this again- and again. A very well balanced IPA.

10-12-2005 04:11:50 | More by scooter231
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-27-2013 19:11:37 | More by jmbranum
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PintOHops

California

3.68/5  rDev -8%

Glass - Pint

A - Orange/copper color with a 2-finger head, it's white & kinda dense. Retention is great. You can see lite-moderate Co2, left some very nice looking lacing.

S - Tree sap like aroma with fruity pineapple/grapefruit combo. A little sweet with soft notes of cracker & caramel undertones. Pretty big on the citrus fruitiness & rind.

T - Big rind & tree sap like flavors upfront, fruity pineapple/grapefruit follow with a bit of citrus that cuts through the pretty big bitterness on the finish. I got a bit of toast & cracker mixed up somewhere beneath the barrel of hops, about it for the malts in this beer. A bit of alcohol as it warmed. Long lingering rind/burnt kinda bitterness.

M - Around medium bodied, moderately crisp, actually feels a little thin.

D - A pungent IPA with around average drinkability. I could drink a couple pints & be cool with that before the big hop bitterness becomes overpowering. This is great IPA, solid, Ive got my favorites over this one, but it really comes down to preference with such a full flavored brew. I recommend it. Cheers!

04-23-2010 23:26:15 | More by PintOHops
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

09-08-2013 19:57:51 | More by bruindre
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev 0%

08-06-2013 10:05:43 | More by jpaulsen
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

11-18-2013 00:16:35 | More by VaporDome
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-10-2014 21:24:45 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-20-2014 03:29:46 | More by Snellgg5
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-26-2013 21:40:02 | More by mlefebvre7
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BeanBone

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Appearance: A nicely hazy, red-orange body capped by two fingers of creamy, off-white head that endures well and leaves terrific sudsy lacing.

Aroma: A blast of citrusy and piney hops over a substantial toasty caramel base. Well-hopped, to be sure.

Taste: Up front, the same citrusy, piney, and slightly resiny hop character from the nose make a big, nicely bitter splash. But it's not all about the hops though, as the rich toasty caramel base is able to keep everything decently balanced. There aren't many signs of the seven percent alcohol content. The aftertaste is biscuity and still quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: A creamy, medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: The hops and alcohol content keep it about average for the style.

Verdict: Hop Ottin' is a damn good beer and a great example of a highly bitter, yet balanced IPA. I'm looking forward to seeing what else these guys brew up.

07-28-2009 19:31:25 | More by BeanBone
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TheTrevor

New York

3.68/5  rDev -8%

This beer poured a reddish amber with very little head. The scent is citrusy with a bit of pine and some floral hops. The taste has a definite citrus element to it, and with the hops bitterness it's almost like taking a bite out of the side of a grapefruit except in a really refreshing way. The mouthfeel is very crisp and a little dry. I definitely enjoy this beer and wouldn't be surprised if I found myself picking it up in the future.

11-30-2007 18:22:06 | More by TheTrevor
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miadw3

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-01-2013 01:54:30 | More by miadw3
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Jmoore50

Nevada

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

The overall feel of this beer is great. Just wanted to state my personal opinion first.

The appearance once poured is real good. Has a nice golden brown color and produces a nice frothy off-white head that got up to two fingers. A beautiful color, really, because when left to sit and gain temperature, the golden brown color really stands out and gives off a great homebrewed look.

The smell is nice, flowery hops is the first smell. I also get a nice sugar smell, sweetness that most likely came off of the hops.

The taste, like all good beers is the best part. Not to be captain obvious but this beer has a hop flavor. Not only does it do well with the hops, as it should because it is an IPA, but the smoothness of the mouthfeel helps it overall also. It dances nicely and also goes down smooth. I had it at three different temperatures. Ice cold, which was refreshing and gave the best mouthfeel. A warmer temperature as it was left to sit gave the smell a more distinct hop aroma. Then at room temperature where it was enjoyed at its highest quality. Overall a very drinkable and sessionable brew, deff. worth a repeat buy.

J

05-22-2009 20:41:52 | More by Jmoore50
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-14-2013 21:36:16 | More by SimonTja
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Beervana

Denmark

4/5  rDev 0%

06-02-2014 23:36:29 | More by Beervana
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drewbage

California

4.28/5  rDev +7%

Sampled on cask at the 2003 San Diego Real Ale Festival

This might be one of the most surprising beers at the SD Real Ale Festival. Normally, this beer is one that screams with the hops. However, the cask conditioning really brought out the malt.

The brew presents a sandalwood hop and malt aroma. Piney hops start the flavor, but quickly fade out to a caramel malt body that holds off the onslaught of the finishing hops.

05-31-2003 23:53:43 | More by drewbage
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brealbg

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-12-2012 20:20:19 | More by brealbg
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g_jenkins

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

06-28-2012 03:32:36 | More by g_jenkins
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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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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

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

California

4.47/5  rDev +11.8%

The newly remodeled Ralph's might be freezing cold, but they have Anderson Valley beers.

Appearance: The pour is copper/orange with a slightly smaller than average sized white head.

Smell: The nose has pine, citrus, and floral hops in front of caramel malts. It's more balanced than the hop assault you get from a lot of IPAs.

Taste: The flavor profile has all kinds of bitter hops- citrus, pine, and floral. A bit of toffee and sweet caramel comes in, not to balance the bitterness, but to add complexity.

Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a chewy texture and nice carbonation.

Drinkability: This is one on the best IPAs. It doesn't blow you away with bitterness, it's just a solid, tremendous brew. Still an ugly label though.

06-21-2007 06:05:46 | More by goschool
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,551 ratings.