Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +12.5%
i like the maltiness in this one. the others i remember trying lack this. still hoppier than i'm accustomed to, but this is really decent. i popped the cap and a beautiful gush of head pushed its way from the bottle. i didnt shake it(?). but it was very creamy. there is a refreshing taste and feel to this brew.
A: beautiful orange, beautiful creamy head which dissipated after a few minutes.
S: malty smell (?) which is surprising to me as i wasnt expecting this, yet still hoppy.
T: smooth, refreshing; may just start trying more IPAs. been stuck on belgiums way too long.
M:light to medium body, rests nicely on the tongue with some bitterness.
O: still not close to my favorite type but i guess that's because i have been accustomed to the sweeter double bocks. still, this was a great try. i can drink these- i see why 'the bros' gave it a high score.
08-10-2012 23:07:19 | More by pkalix
3.38/5 rDev -15.5%
Poured into a tulip from a bottle left a one finger head with pretty good retention and some lacing. Pretty dark, burnt orange/brown.
Smells fairly citrusy, toasty malts. Doesn't really hit you in the face; could be a little more aromatic. However, it still is pleasantly grassy and hop-forward.
Good clean and refreshing pale maltiness and hop bitterness is nice. There is mineral quality that hangs around for a second on the palate, sort of a coppery quality. Finishes with a mouth-coating bitterness.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, much more like a pale ale.
I think if someone had told me this was a Pale Ale I would have enjoyed it more, for some reason. The hops are nice but they aren't particularly bold. Still, Hop Ottin is very clean and very refreshing.
08-08-2012 03:22:25 | More by dmatsui
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
Color was amber... smelled of floral, grapefruit and hops... what you'd expect from a world class IPA.
it had good head... foamy...
Taste was crisp, refreshing... well hopped but not bitter... very well balanced as far as American IPAs go.
Mouthfeel was a 4/5 and overall I'd give it a 4....
worth grabbing when you see it...
08-07-2012 19:51:19 | More by klkatz
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance: A nice, thick head comes out of the initial pour, over an inch. It subsides to form a 1/4" thick layer of creamy foam. Exactly what I want when I pour my beer. The color is a dark amber with slight red hues.
Scent: I get a bunch of different hop characteristics up front. Can't quite pin point it all but the one that stands out is tropical fruit. I get a little bit of citrus and spice as well, but mostly it's tropical. It also reminds me a bit of the fresh, green hop pellets I use on brew day. The malt is a bit more subtle with a hint of caramel, but nothing too strong.
Taste: The hops don't come on too strong. You get a bit of malt and a bit of hops, but nothing that will slap you in the face and ruin your palate. Very well balanced. There is a bit of bitterness that starts to creep up as soon as you take a sip and it only grows as you swallow it.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. The carbonation is well balanced. Perfect for an IPA.
Overall: I'll be honest I was very surprised when drinking this. I was expecting over the top hop use with in your face flavors. Maybe I'm stereotyping West Coast IPAs, but this isn't that at all. Sure there is plenty of bitterness, but it's an IPA. The flavors are subtle and balanced, but it's really that bitterness that makes itself known as an IPA. I was expecting a bit more from the flavors. Although I think the malt and hops were balanced, I think they were both lacking a little bit and find myself wishing there was a bit more.
08-01-2012 22:44:37 | More by JaredKent
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,543 ratings.