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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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2,822 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,822
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 125
Gots: 293 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of MacQ32
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Went with a standard Terrapin pint glass for now, pours a really nice light but slightly cloudy orangish copper. Great finger+ of tan fluffly head. Some (3-4) weird small clumps of what i presume to be priming sugars that are constantly emitting bubbles to the top of the beer. Lacing nothing short of perfect and the retention is also very very good.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malts, a little bit of a resinous hoppy presence but mostly malty in the nose. A little underwhelming from a hop perspective but it still smells very appealing

T - Lots of nice caramel/bready malts up front into a nice but not too intense piney hop bite. Mellows out nicely with a fairly sweet finish, not really dry at all despite that bitter kick.

M - Pretty much perfect for me, medium bodied, very refreshing and smooth, appropriate carbonation. Just ideal.

O - Very happy with this, sadly its going to compete with with other favorite go to IPAs in this price range but this will definitely be in the rotation. I believe I picked this sixer up for 11.99 @ the CBX. Kind of digging the maltyness of this ipa, relative to other favorites (two hearted, hopart, stone, smuttynose, founders, green flash, dales, ranger). A nice little change of pace for sure. Would recommend it to anyone who appreciates a little burst of bitter hoppy goodness

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA


Poured into and enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a rather cloudy, hazy golden-honey color. A massive 3 finger, thick, foamy head on the initial pour. One of the densest heads I've seen when pouring a beer. Huge amounts of sticky lacing coat the glass after drinking.

S - A sweet aroma with a good dose of the classic citrus smell.

T - An IPA that is well balanced yet leans to the maltier, sweet side. The citrusy, slightly bitter hops add a great balance to the beer. I'm also getting an apricot taste (very reminiscent of DFH's Aprihop). Not a hop bomb at all which is how many IPA's are leaning these days. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Very easy drinking.

M - Medium carbonation. A medium consistency.

O - This is a fine example of an American IPA. I'm a hop head but this beer is so easy to drink and is so tasty, it's a pleasure to give the taste buds a rest from the bitter onslaught that I'm used to with the IPA's I usually gravitate towards. Recommended.


Photo of pmlato
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft in pint glass, pours a deep tawny amber, very clear with a decent bit of lacing and a thin sudsy foam on top. Not a strong aroma, unlike so many IPAS. This turns out to be the strong part of the beer. The malt is slightly sweet but firm, creating a smooth mouthfeel and swallow. The hops wrap around the malt, enhancing it but not overpowering. Tastes great and finishes extremely smooth, a great balanced IPAED, especially in these days as overhopped and overhyped IPAS seem to be the norm. A smooth, well balanced, and tasty IPA, great even if you're not in a hop mood(I wasn't). This is what IPAs should be, prominent flavor profiles that are still easily quafable.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a golden orange with an off white, frothy 2 finger head. Retention is good, and the resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Oddly enough, smells predominately of dried dates and apricot.

Taste - Dried apricot, accompanied by a bit of earthiness. Subtle pine and citrus. A touch of caramel in the background. Finishes a tad dirty.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Carbonation leads to a nice crisp bite on the lips and tongue.

Overall - An interesting and unique take on the IPA style. The dried fruit characteristics are a tad strange, but don't detract from an otherwise tasty brew.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass here at the bar.

Appearance: your normal darker amber, has an off-white head rising to a fingers length.

Smell: weak grapefruit scent but stronger hops don't know how to judge it.

Taste: complex bitterness with floral grapefruit and slightly crete which is a first in the IPA category.

Mouth: medium to heavy, very sticky after taste and I love it.

Overall: Jesus after reviewing one of my favorite American IPAs it's hard to drop the hammer on this one, one thing I could tell you is that you can't and will not be disappointed. I mean I love IPA and this beer is calling for round 2 because it please me that MUCH. Take your chance if you could fInd, Salud!

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4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes. Reviewed under medium light artificial light.

Appearance: Hazy brownish amber brew with sizeable head that holds well. Good lacing, low perceived effervescence, orange tinged head.

Aroma: Mild in strength. Honey, resin, pine and exotic fruit upfront. Very floral aswell, with a nice orange blossom character. The hop character is almost like a perfect balance of classic English resiny hops, Kiwi exotic hops and American pine hops. Fragrant and beautiful.

Taste: Medium in intensity. A wonderful honey like character hits you right away, with some very assertive lupulin, flowers, mango and grapefruit. Some nuttiness rounds out the beer. So rich and elegant.

Palate: Medium to medium full body. Medium low carbonation. Medium high bitterness. Smooth finish. Long sweetish, piney and honey aftertaste. The alcohol is masterfully hidden.

Overall: What stands out is how balanced and elegant this brew is. I definitely wasn't expecting this kind of brew from the guys at Anderson Valley and the only reason i didn't give more perfect scores throughout is because it lacks a bit of intensity. Having said that, it's still in my mind a world beater and on par with any titan of the IPA Style. Thank you for this nice evening, Anderson Valley.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of CEDAMA
3/5  rDev -25%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

A: Poured from the can into a pint glass. Body is hazy golden-honey with a half-finger, foamy off-white/ecru-colored head that leaves a nice, thick ring of lace.

S: Apricot and grapefruity hops, but also a bready malt sweetness.

T: Grainy malt foundation. Followed by both flavoring and bittering hops. Slight grassiness and juicy, citrusy hops. Touch of apricot. Finishes with a drying bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste on the roof of the mouth. Touch of spiciness, noted especially in the burps, perhaps from the slightly high ABV.

M: Medium in heft, good creaminess.

O: A good IPA, though not as good as I was hoping.

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4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All right I just watched the Celtics play Philly in game 3 while having my home made pickled carrots and cauliflower and home made salsa with the Anderson IPA first try.
It deffinetly compairs to Goose Island, in fact I feel its better.

A. a light orange/amber carmel color I would say and a 1 to 2 finger head.

S. the smell is very very mild for a IPA.

T. the taste is hoppy and carmel mild but very very good and the after taste has the IPA taste we all love.

M. The carbonation is just right and the mouthful taste is perfect for a IPA.

O. overall I would definetly recomend this for a IPA, will I be buy this again,YES.
In fact my guys at work will get to try it on there friday after work, it's that good.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of LeoPanna
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you get it in a can, drink it in the can..

Solid IPA with hops that tastes like hemp and toast. carbonation settles smoothly with a sweet and hoppy aftertaste.

hits the palate hard with the alcohol. i want to sip it slow, but its so damn tasty that i'm almost done with it. Im looking forward to more good canned beers..

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DaveHack
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a decent, lasting head.
Smells of a nice, bitter hop. Very piney.
Taste is similar to the smell. It is bitter and piney. There isn't a lot of citrusy flavors in here. It's the anti 'West Coast IPA'
It has a decent amount of hop resin to it. I just love that oily hop feel!
It's a good IPA, but not great. It is definately worth a try. I think the label does NOT help at all either.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,822 ratings.