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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

2,617 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,617
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 104
Gots: 193 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerTruck, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours a finger of creamy yellow eggshell head, body is a slightly hazy deep orange copper, leaving some great glass-coating lacing.

Smell - Just a ton of bready malt, fresh yeasty bread dough, over-ripe sweet citrus, whiff of grapefruit and a good amount of floral hops.

Taste - Oh is this good, opens with huge semi-sweet floral hops, mild citrus of ruby grapefruit and blood oranges, huge semi-sweet bready malt, touch of yeast, finishes with an almost lightly spiced pumpernickel bread with crusts, nice bittering green floral hops, and some grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium with all of these wonderful full bodied flavors, carb is medium and begins smooth, but gets a little prickly with some nice edges towards the back of the tongue, just enough cleansing to usher in the more bitter, savory and drying hop characteristics.

Overall - This is definitely a unique ipa, but it is one that i must try again - really great flavors here, great depth, complexity and balance. Has flavors found in good apa's, pil's and wheat beers too - definitely try this and see what you think. I like this alot.

blackcompg, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

desperado28, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Pugs78, Sep 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

MrBoh, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

IrishGerman, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Molson2000, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

ladyivory, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

yossarian14, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

RobinLee, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Drk93TT, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

nicholas527, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

crownrl28, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, amber-hued body with a two finger-high head of near white foam.

Smell: Fresh citrus zest, notably strong resinous pine, with some lesser floral tones. Some pale, caramel malts showing beyond the hop aromas.

Taste: Bready pale malts sweetened up with a handful of crushed sugar cookies. Floral hops, but also fairly, firmly resinous, with some tangerine oil included. Medium bitterness throughout. Leisurely bitter, resinous finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid, basic American IPA.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Backlash209, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Firgy, Sep 09, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a pint glass

WOW! An unexpected sight. Thick creamy head & lacing that stayed in the glass long after the brew was consumed. Burnt orange colour was very appealing.

Smell is delicious sweet grapefruity hops.

Malty upfront with a spicy pine aftertaste. WOW! (again). The balance is tremendous with the bready sweet malt & grapefruit bite.

Overall LOVE this brew.

Fitwitchik, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

MaxOfMetal, Sep 08, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a deep shade of orange with some brownish hues. Great clarity. Big, white, creamy head sits atop the glass forever. Lacing clings all over the glass in rings and spots.

S: Wildflowers and floral scents abound. Strong wave of pine resin too. Lots of tropical fruits: mango, tangerine, lime, lemon rind, and grapefruit pith. Honeyed malt scent underneath. Some biscuit too. Great.

T: Biting pine resin bitterness comes in a wave on the attack, but subsides just enough to let the rest of the beer shine. Lots of mango and zesty lemon. Leafy and herbal/earthy hops. Iced tea comes to mind. Slight toffee malt impression. Golden raisin. A touch bready/biscuity. Cannabis and pine resin again, along with bread crust in the drying finish.

M: Solidly medium bodied. Full, substantial, and somewhat chewy. Slight, prickling carbonation about the tongue. Great smoothness.

O: This is a very unique IPA that gets a lot of things right. It seems to show a little English influence with a solid malt texture in the mouth and some sweeter, toffee like malt character. The hops are very American though, and they bring a lot of complexity with just the right amount of bitterness. Well done.

ryan1788a5, Sep 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Stizz19, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

heizerbjj, Sep 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

pdotsoler, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Aewachiw, Sep 02, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at National.

Appearance- Pours a light amber with a finger width of foamy bubbly head. Nice lacing left on pint glass.

Smell- Piney hops, citrus, grapefruit, caramalts.

Taste- Moderate piney hops upfront followed by the citrus, grapefruit and caramalts. A nice moderate bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- An enjoyable American IPA. Everything in this brew was spot on but for me I would have liked more bitterness in the taste (this is my own preference). This is a great beer to see where you stand with the style. Definitely worth a try.

leaddog, Sep 02, 2012
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,617 ratings.