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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,711
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 108
Gots: 228 | 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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Photo of One_Man_Gang
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this in a can, poured into a glass.

color was great, a deep, cloudy amber.

head was great, poured an inch at least, and laced very well.

smell, for me, was hard to pick up. nothing jumped out at me as the IBUs would suggest.

Taste was very flavorful. started with a piney hops taste, then had a bitter dry feel, then a bold malt flavor. finished dry and bitter.

it had a full feel to it.

overall, as a hop head, i think i expected too much when i saw "80 IBU". to me it had more of a malty characteristic. the flavor was good, very well crafted, but not what i was expecting. a solid offering, but not for the hop head.

One_Man_Gang, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of lordofstarside
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz to a pint glass. There is a picture of a bear with antlers on my beer.

Pours a very vivid golden copper with a finger of foam. Mild carbonation, lacing isn't bad. Retention could be a bit better, though

Nose is pretty spot on for an ipa. Strong juicy hops, pine, grapefruit and some citrus with some sweet malts present. Although it smells pretty good, the smell is pretty muted and I have to really stick my nose into the glass to get a good scent. Not very pungent, the only fault I find with the aroma

Taste follows the nose pretty well, hops, pine, grapefruit, come together with a bready malt. Nice bitterness, great ipa taste.

Feel is nice also, crisp and medium bodied, nice tingle on the tongue. Rounded wet sticky finish

Overall a good west coast ipa. Not the best by any means, but definitely does the style justice. I pick a six pack of this up every now and again, never disappointed

lordofstarside, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of mikekydd
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

mikekydd, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of keymcgrip
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

keymcgrip, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of AmitC
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pored from a 12 fl oz bottle into a snifter.

Color : Amber to slight copper. About two finger thick off-white head that persists really well - in fact it stays forever. Leaves an excellent lacing. Slightly hazy appearance. Very few bubbles.

Aroma: Citrus and piney hops upfront. Moderately strong. Solid malt backbone. Very floral and dry hopped aroma.

Taste: Bitter upfront with citrus and pine like flavor. Medium hop bitterness but good aftertaste. Lingering effects of hops are just moderate. Malt sweetness is felt to an appropriate extent. Dry bitter finish.

Mouth feel : Medium bodied. Slightly oily feel. No alcohol is felt. No astringency. Well balanced IPA.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 4.25

A good American IPA overall with just enough alcohol strength. I like it but nothing distinct about it.

AmitC, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

4Socialanxiety, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of drewkennedy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

drewkennedy, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of BigGingDrinker
3/5  rDev -25%

BigGingDrinker, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

brbrocc, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Sakimurano
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Sakimurano, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of fauxpunker
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap/Growler. Deep copper with persistent, thin, off-white head that fades away. Nothing fancy here. Just a straightforward, grab you by the taste buds IPA. Good hop aroma, a faint hint of malt, and plenty of hop flavor. A little grapefruit taste in the bitterness. Solid example for the style.

fauxpunker, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of jonas
3/5  rDev -25%

jonas, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of Lucidious
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Lucidious, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev 0%

shagal, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Deanstreat
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Deanstreat, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Mic-Lee
3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice amber color with attractive dense foamy head. Smells sweet and malty. Flavor is filled with hops with berry esters. Seafood. Well carbonated leads to a medium-light mouthfeel. Slightly boozy with medium bitterness on the middle of the tongue.

Overall: I was nervous upon the smell of this IPA that it would be syrupy and sweet, my least favorite characteristics of an IPA. It was indeed sweeter than I like, but the lightness of it made it more tolerable. I appreciate the strength of the hops in this one, but the overwhelming sweetness of the malts make it one I will not be picking up again.

Mic-Lee, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

brother_kenneth, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of safaricook
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Mayr's Brauerei Seidel mug.

Beautiful creamy head of a few fingers that lingers on forever and leaves great lacing. Body is a very clear amber showing lots of fine carbonation.

smells of pines and grassy hops, underlying fruity sweet malts

Has a strong hop-bitter taste of pines but once you are beyond that fruity malts shine through.

Carbonation is lower than expected and it feels a bit bland. It is still refreshing and at the same time warming. Very light on the tongue without being watery.

More complex than you usually have in an IPA. The typical bitterness that you expect from your IPA is there but there is a very complex flavor as well. Low carbonation spoils the experience in my opinion.

safaricook, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Wonderful white foam with excellent lacing, possibly the best of any IPA. Copper in color, as the bottle claims.

Smell: Pine and resin. Herbal perfume smell. Flowers and some grapefruit and caramel. This would be a 5 if it were a tad bolder.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Strong strong grapefruit. Flowers in the background. Chamomile, grass, and orange peel are also evident. There is a spice, but I can't quite pinpoint it. Possibly nutmeg, which I gather from the smell as well. There's an extra bitterness at the bottom that's quite yeasty. Not the cleanest mouthfeel, but it fits with the rest of the beer: elegant yet somehow unrefined.

Overall Drinkability: Very boozy, but it doesn't smell/taste as such. A surprising IPA, and one that I will look for in the future.

tjsdomer2, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

IPAchris, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

zbooks, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Iztok, Nov 10, 2012
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,711 ratings.