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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

2,480 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,480
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 98
Gots: 146 | 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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Ratings: 2,480 | Reviews: 1,173 | Display Reviews Only:
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-16-2012 20:36:57 | More by ChaseTheAce
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-16-2012 05:25:48 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-16-2012 02:58:05 | More by Dapperticus
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-15-2012 19:05:55 | More by Hopmodium
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-14-2012 03:25:33 | More by hilgart1
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Eliskipp


1/5  rDev -75%

06-13-2012 12:38:53 | More by Eliskipp
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

06-13-2012 04:53:10 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Momar42

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of an ongoing bottle for bottle swap with a work buddy. No whales, just new stuff.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into NB globe.

A - Cloudy orange with small off white head. Looks the part.

S - not much nose going on. Mild piney hops but hopped for more.

T - buttery in the front, then the hops announce themselves with moderate noise. There is a maltiness that comes on stronger as the beer warms. Not usually a fan of tha tin my IPAs but it works ok here. Better qualities on the tongue than on the nose thankfully. Not amazing but a solid drink.

M - pretty full mouthfeel especially for the style. The bitterness lingers nicely as does the buttery feel. Quite enjoyable actually and I was suprised by that.

O - a pretty solid IPA. Not sure how often I'll seek it out, but certainly wouldnt turn it down if offered or on tap. Less hops than hoped for and the finish doesnt stick as long either. Good IPA, if a little average.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 01:24:40 | More by Momar42
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

06-12-2012 02:59:19 | More by jeffthepony
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Beerme09

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

06-12-2012 01:18:23 | More by Beerme09
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-11-2012 18:20:01 | More by xdefeatsy
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davando


5/5  rDev +25%

06-11-2012 16:36:48 | More by davando
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazed orange/amber color with a creamy beige head that left a coating of lacing.

S - sour citrus fruit with a earthy background.

T - I tasted some malt upfront but it soon went to grapefruit rind bitter to carry me through till the end.

F - medium bodied with a smooth and creamy feel.

O - if bitter is your thing then this beer is a must try.

Serving type: can

06-10-2012 20:22:30 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-10-2012 02:16:14 | More by duff247
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-10-2012 02:08:42 | More by mkdeezy
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alcoholinside

Iowa

4/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2012 03:00:11 | More by alcoholinside
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this beer as a hedge in my pursuit of reviewing the top 100 beers of fame. It is just outside the top 100 beers and it has over 1,000 reviews. That makes sense because this is a very good beer.

The beer and flavor is spot-on. The smell has a decent amount of citrus smell to it. It is really inviting to take a sip.

The flavor is very well balanced. You get more of citrus hopping. It is not nearly as strong in the flavor as in the smell.

Overall this is a pretty good beer. I thought it was pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 01:58:49 | More by ummswimmin
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MrVonzipper

California

3/5  rDev -25%

06-08-2012 10:12:00 | More by MrVonzipper
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HopSteppa


3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was excited tasting my first Anderson Valley brew. on first pour, it came out a nice reddish brown. pretty thin and well formed white head.

smell's like oranges and citrus notes. on first sip, the hop hit me right in the face. maybe this is a little too strong for me, but the hop high cools down to a pretty gentle caramel tasting malt. I would say you need more patience to tease the different flavors and it does get better the more you drink the beer.

okay IPA in my book, don't think I'll be looking for another Hop Ottin, maybe a smoother toned down version is better for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 04:11:44 | More by HopSteppa
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HoppySailor

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 ounce can into New Belgium snifter. No idea about a freshness date, but can is stamped 1 08 18 b 1 b d.

A- Pours a pretty orange with two fingers of quickly dissipating white foam. Thick lacing starting to appear where the head was.

S- I smell a lot of citrus and maybe some malty sweetness.

T- Strong hop bitterness dominates and rides all the way through the swallow. If there is any malt balance in this one I do not taste it. (disclaimer here - I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection) I think I can taste a little bit of pine and some grapefruit is definitely breaking through.

M- This one has a little too much carbonation for me, as I like a cask-conditioned feel in an IPA. It would be great refreshment on a hot day, but that isn't the point of IPAs. I would say this was closer to the body of your average Sam Adams product. Not bad, just nothing to brag about.

O- This is a nice-looking, easy-drinking and beautiful IPA. I could picture myself tossing twelve of them in a cooler and heading to the lake for the day. I could not see myself adding one to a formal IPA tasting session at my home. The taste is totally for hop-heads, yet the body makes it a refreshing beverage. I guess if that is what appeals to you, its worth the money. I will keep searching for the best canned IPA.

Serving type: can

06-06-2012 15:15:27 | More by HoppySailor
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +25%

06-06-2012 14:42:05 | More by cowboy83
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sarnold

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2012 03:01:55 | More by sarnold
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JJOVa

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

06-04-2012 17:38:14 | More by JJOVa
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coldriver

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy deep amber with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is bready malt, citrus fruit, and apricot. Flavors of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, peppery spice, and toffee, Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with dry finish that hangs on the tongue. Overall a very drinkable west coast style IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 18:58:51 | More by coldriver
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Tumble

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

06-03-2012 18:44:21 | More by Tumble
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,480 ratings.