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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

2,841 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,841
Reviews: 1,194
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 125
Gots: 309 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

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Ratings: 2,841 | Reviews: 1,194
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-citrus and malt with light floral notes

T-nice yeasty bread with piney and caramel flavors and a modded hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation

O-a nice IPA with a slightly sweeter caramel flavor than most

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2/5  rDev -50%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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

I have had Hop Ottin IPA from a bottle before reviewing it in the can and unfortunately....the can is not doing this beer justice. The beer poured a clear orangish copper with generous off white head that is lacing like Victoria Secrets catalog. The smell and taste are very malty....you can tell there are hops trying to give the pine/bitter citrus....but it is being over run with malt. The mouthfeel is a medium body beer with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

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

Deep amber color and a large creamy head. The aroma is powerful: take your pick - spicy or floral or grapefruit. Some malty undertones. There is an initial sweetness, then the hops kick in followed by a bitter finish to wake you up. Well balanced though.

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5/5  rDev +25%

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2/5  rDev -50%

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

A: Pours copper in color with a fair amount of creamy, white foam that sticks to the glass as it goes down. Looks to be oily, which is always a good sign for an IPA. Carbonation looks to be lower than average, which should make this one quite drinkable. Seems inviting and on the lighter side of the scale.

S: Tons of hop in the aroma. Grapefruit, lemon, flowers and a bit of pine resin. Seems to spread the hop spectrum. There's also a definite barley and malt backbone in there and a touch of huskiness. Pretty much the quintessential hop aroma here.

T: Hop dominant for sure. A solid malt profile sits up front with a healthy dose of barley, the malts are fleeting, however, as they quickly subside to a plethora of hop goodness. Finishes bitter but not overly so, and dry with a lingering flavor of grapefruity citrus, pine and butter.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with a lively, crisp carbonation, a good amount of substance and a bit of oil. Slides smoothly down the tongue and is dangerously drinkable.

O: Loved it. A great example of what an American IPA should be. Both flavorful and drinkable, sits light in the stomach and comes in at 7% ABV. Probably not the tastiest IPA I've had, but definitely up there on the chart. Sure to please the hop head in all of us.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Brewmeist
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Experienced on tap into basic pint. Pours a golden amber crystal with average head average lacing. Tasting a hint of apricot and a nose of piney and carmely citrusness. Gentle on the pallette, with little hop astringency. Not aggressive as an ipa, very drinkable with a balanced sweet and bitterness. Drinkablity of a session ale. Very nice offering from AV.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Beejay
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange in color. Clear with a nice off white head on top.

S: Malty sweet with a nice touch of caramel. Some tropical fruit smells come out at first, but the second whiff is dominated by resiny pine, with a touch of earth.

T: More hoppy than I had expected. Pine and grapefruit come through with a bit of the caramel sticking through. The bitterness shows it's face in the finish, but does not overwhelm the flavor.

M: The mouthfeel is medium, but perhaps on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seems to be appropriate. The finish is a touch dry. It does seem to be just a little on the light side for me.

O: Overall a very nice beer. Classic American IPA, although the mouthfeel is a bit off for me. Still a good beer.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange color and good head, sweet malt, piney flavor, slightly too bitter at the end and a little soapy, blah di blah di blah

Has a bear-a-lope on the label of the bottle (for those of you who have only seen the critter in a drunken stupor its half grizzly bear, half antelope) and funny jokes on the inside of the cap. Its also from a solar powered brewery.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,841 ratings.