Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,756 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,756
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 114
Gots: 245 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of strimpf
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass clear amber with a fluffy, white head. The nose is very flowery pine notes with some slight astringent smell I can't describe any better..
There wasn't much front-end flavor, just the piney taste of hops. Seems like the malt took a holiday. The finish was fairly strong and lingering with bitter pineyness.
I don't want to use the word 'slimy' to describe the feel, but it was kind of like that. Slight tingle of carbonation on the tongue. Not unpleasant but less than expected.
With the pretty pour and flowery smell, I was hoping for some complex flavors and crispness, but was left a little disappointed. That said, this is not a bad IPA. Don't let the can fool you.

Photo of WizzardOfHops
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of quakeroatmealstout
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 3beerdudes
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought single 12oz bottle. Poured into tulip pint glass. Clear, deep amber/rust color with two finger head. Smelled pine with a hint of citrus in the background. First sip was good, not overbearing. Second taste was better than the first. There is not any undesirable aftertaste; drinkable, not overly hoppy, I could definitely drink another without feeling weighted down. This is a solid IPA that would appeal to those who like IPAs that don't punch them in the face. (Beer dude #3)

Photo of soccerfancooch
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of iguana1010
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mxchap
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: amber (almost exactly like a Bass). Surprisingly creamy head.
Aroma: Fairly subtle hop aroma (citrusy). Bit of pale malt.
Taste: Somewhat bitter, mostly citrus flavor (cascade and centennial?). Somewhat stale taste
at the end.
Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation and resin from hops.
Overall: Middle of the road IPA.

Photo of charlzm
3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Consumed on March 14th, 2013 in a 12 oz. Samuel Adams "perfect" beer glass. Served at 50 degrees F.

Beer pours a clear, brilliant yellow. Plenty of head on this one: three fingers of meringue-like, nearly-pillowy yellowish foam. It eventually settles down into a super-sheeting layer of foam.

Aromas are present but not especially amazing: orange peel, some dank, musty almost-funk, traces of pine.

Flavor is a touch skunky off the bat. Some biscuity malt but mainly aspirin-like bitterness. A touch of bitter orange peel as well. Not really all that well-put-together.

Mouthfeel is prickly and dry while at the same time managing a creaminess. Neat trick.

Overall, this one works well enough, I suppose, but it's far from one of my favorite IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of lunarbrew
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very good looking beer. Head retention is very impressive. The head is light caramel color and very creamy. The lacing is strong and sticky. The beer pours clear with a rich amber color.

S- Definitely a clear hop presence, although the aroma is not terribly rich. There is a pretty fruity citrusy scent of grapefruit and lemon.

T- The nice subtle hop aroma leads to a pretty smooth and balanced ipa. The beer is relatively sweet (mostly honey) with a bitter, but not overwhelming finish. The finish is mostly floral with lingering grapefruit. Definitely fits the style.

M- I really enjoy the texture of this beer: very creamy, heavy, and full-bodied. I may expect a lighter mouth feel from an ipa like this with larger bubbles and less carbonation, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

O- A very enjoyable ipa. I would prefer a fuller and richer cascade aroma, but the flavor and texture were exciting and well executed. Will drink another...Soon.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,756 ratings.