Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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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
3.68/5 rDev -8%
Another good offering from Anderson Valley. Nice IPA, very well rounded. Aroma is very floral with a little citrus worked in. Thick copper color, very nice medium sized head. Incredibly smooth, the bitterness from the hops soon fades. Good taste, the hops are immediately upfront then soon mellow out. Could use a touch more malt, but I am still impressed with the nice balance of this IPA. Good choice
11-12-2008 01:08:13 | More by kinger
4.53/5 rDev +13.3%
A: pours a deep golden/light amber semi-opaque; about a 2.5 finger thick creamy offwhite head; looks beautiful
S: major hop aroma; strong whiffs of fresh, crispness and a bitter bite to the nose; a touch of grass and floral citrus round out the smell
T: Surprisingly busy flavors; at first, strong biting hops; next, floral notes; also, crisp citrus; the flavor gets more complex as deep honey sweetness lessens the dry-hopped bitterness
M: Creamy and medium-heavy body; surprising for such a hop-heavy beer; somehow starts fresh, moves toward creamy, and finishes crisp; I love it
D: At the beginning of the first bottle, I thought I'd only want one; by the end of it, I was begging for another; despite the 7% ABV, it goes down smooth and easy; the crisp finish tricks you into thinking you just finished a low-ABV beer
This may be my favorite IPA I've had. Ever.
01-25-2011 04:40:59 | More by boudreaux
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
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.
07-23-2011 19:52:14 | More by chocosushi
4.11/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
05-27-2014 02:30:02 | More by brureview
4/5 rDev 0%
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.
12-31-2006 20:35:10 | More by JohnnyM2002
3.95/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
04-22-2014 21:38:07 | More by janubio
3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
07-05-2012 13:00:01 | More by KMcG
4.43/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
03-25-2003 20:46:25 | More by allboutbierge
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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