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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

2,470 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,470
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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genog

Ohio

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

Pours a light orange color with a creamy, fizzy 1 inch off white head. Lingers around for a while and leaves a good amount of lacing all along the glass. Smell is of herbs, and citrus, I smell grapefruit on this one. I can also smell some grape wine aroma at first. Initial taste is sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Mouthfeeling is watery with some soft carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 04:15:22 | More by genog
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baconman91

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25%

05-31-2012 17:34:58 | More by baconman91
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a Spiegelgau glass: 4F head which quickly resolved itself.
Light copper color- an attractive beer.

The aroma was not strong- light grapefruit and other citrus.

Mouth feel: quite smooth for an IPA, not well-carbonated, and transitioning well to the taste.

The taste was different at warmer and colder temps.
Colder temps- more grapefruit, malty, and a hoppy finish with some bitterness.
Warmer temps- less citrus, less bitter, and a cherry-like fruit taste. I preferred the beer at slightly warmer temps.

Overall: quite distinctive. The beer is different than other IPAs: there is a cherry/citrus taste, the MF is smoother, and the finish is more even- not overly bitter.
Worth checking out.

Serving type: can

05-27-2014 02:30:02 | More by brureview
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slvrmon82

Delaware

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

This one I just picked up at a local store this afternoon. The appearance is an orange gold color. Little bit of haze. Smell is pretty sweet and mild. Taste is very nice. It is thick and creamy and oh so hoppy delicious. The mouthfeel is very creamy. This is an excellent mild tasting ale for 7% ABV. It is good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 22:42:18 | More by slvrmon82
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roodie

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

08-06-2013 02:21:03 | More by roodie
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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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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one off the tap at Publick House. The best part of this beer was the freeness (thanks, Ari!).

Appearance - An orangish amber color. A solid little inch or inch and a half of head.

Smell - The citrus and pine hopiness, with a little more sweetness than expected.

Taste - A little grapefruit, and a little pine, but sweeter than expected (or desired). It seems to be missing a layer. It has some depth, but the stops.

Mouthfeel - Good, solid body, without being troublesome.

Drinkability - Really pretty good. That said, not a bomb IPA. Just a smooth, well made one.

The freeness was awesome, but the beer was certainly pretty good as well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2008 08:13:17 | More by callmescraps
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ineva

California

4/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2011 22:26:18 | More by ineva
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours cloudy copper into my pint glass with two fingers of head, moderate retention and nice lacing.

S - Sour dough bread, caramel malts, grapefruit and honey.

T - Nice hop front, grapefruit and malts, followed by a lot of pine and resin aftertaste, strong bitterness as well which can be a bit of an acquired taste, but a very enjoyable quality in my opinion.

M - Well balanced and creamy, medium body and very well balanced.

D - Glad I finally picked this one up, definitely on the top of my IPA list and will be sure to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 00:06:19 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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Ted

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-18-2012 23:41:19 | More by Ted
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 00:47:28 | More by Fusebuddy
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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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flannelman808

California

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

this is a nice IPA

smell:
not a pungent aroma, but has a nice citrus/malty smell to it.

Taste:
a little bit metallic in the beginning, then it opens up with a hoppy kick, and a light malty flavor.

The beer is on the hoppy side of balanced which I like, its a good beer, worth drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 01:17:33 | More by flannelman808
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dankjohn

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-01-2013 00:12:03 | More by dankjohn
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-21-2012 21:19:14 | More by CSQ1111
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GoGators

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2012 19:23:29 | More by GoGators
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iceball585

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden copper color, semi-cloudy, one finger thick head that lowered to a thin layer that lasted well, some rising carbonation bubbles throughout

S- Strong citrus hops, earthy, flowery, herbs, light malts

T- Flowery hops, lemons, sweet, caramel, light malts, grains, bready, hint of pine

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, full of flavor, heavy oily finish

D- Worth buying again

This is what I would consider a well-rounded IPA. The flavors last well and doesn't fade too quickly like a lot of other IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 22:17:13 | More by iceball585
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-07-2012 19:56:56 | More by Brown120
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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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toppoop

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into beer glass -

Poured a cloudy light amber with one finger head that quickly dissipated ,lacing hung around for a minute then slowly diapered.

Smell - light citrus with heavy pine and hops.

Taste was very good - nice citrus notes with a bitter hoppy goodness that follows ,

Drinkability - A very enjoyable IPA , Just enough bite but finishes smooth.

Overall I would buy it again , very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 22:11:01 | More by InebriatedJoker
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jaluria

Connecticut

2.95/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a soft amber color with an off-white head that leaves behind very nice, extensive lacing. Aromas of hops, citrus, and grapefruit come out. The taste is rather astringent with poorly mixed flavors. The hop bitterness is clearly present, but it seems to fight the sweetness also present. A very uncomfortable aftertaste develops that leaves my mouth overly dry and soap-like. I didn't want to finish my pint, nor would I want another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2005 15:55:18 | More by jaluria
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-06-2013 01:57:57 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours clear amber with an one finger white head. Ok lacing.

S-Aroma is hoppy and caramel.

T-Nice flavors that are malt, huge pine, citrus and a hint of burnt caramel.

M-Mouthfeel is well balanced with a long bitter finish.

O-Overall a decent IPA

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 19:51:54 | More by reebtaerG
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,470 ratings.