Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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90
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2,755 Ratings
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100
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Ratings: 2,755
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 114
Gots: 244 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautifully clear copper color with a mountainous three finger head. Aroma is big dank hops. I get tons of resiny goodness and citrus on the nose. The taste is exactly like the smell. Tons of hop flavor and medium bitterness balanced by a nice buscuity malt. Mouthfeel is nice with moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA. Nothing spectacular, yet nothing wrong with it. This might be my new go-to IPA. Stellar stuff.

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

Poured from an undated can: a beautiful and clear deep golden to bronze with a sustained foamy off-white head.
This is an extremely aromatic IPA: upon opening the can, the ale exploded with resiny and fresh citrusy hoppy aromas. Would the flavor follow this explosion?
Well, not really, but I think that is a good thing as this is a balanced, nuanced ale. The hop bitterness is up front with a nice pine-like punch and bittersweet fruit, but there is a very nice, soothing caramel flavor with a faint herbal taste this keep everything balanced.
The body was light to medium with a refreshing, somewhat thin body. The carbonation was surprisingly restrained.
This one was a pleasant surprise - no in your face bitterness, but a flavorful and balanced IPA. It is difficult to believe this ale has a 7.0 ABV; it is dangerously drinkable.
I have passed this one many times while shopping for beer. The cost and no freshness date were the reasons. I am glad I took a chance.

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4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very cloudy orangish bronze color with a nice fluffy beige head on it. Decent lacing.

Smell was very nice and hoppy. Some citrus and pine as well.

Taste was extremely hoppy throughout. Great flavor.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking.

Overall a really really good IPA. I enjoyed this one a lot. I'll definitely look for this again.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Out of the bottle a dark cloudy orange with a plume of head bursting bubbles large and small. And to top it off there's some rings of lacing even before I take a sip. A nice looking IPA.

S- Nice and hoppy with a lot of pine, resin, and orange. A very inviting aroma. As the beer warms I notice more caramel and lemon-lime.

T- The taste doesn't have the same hop characteristic as the smell. It's a lot more earthy and floral. I get Jasmine tea as well as bitter greens. In the deep corners of my mouth there's some super pithy grapefruit or lime. The malt is stronger in the taste- caramel definitely comes to mind, but maybe something a bit weaker, more in line with malt syrup.

M- Quite bitter. I think my tastebuds are getting more acclimated to this type of bitterness, but I'd still prefer a little less gripping bitterness.

O- A nice beer with a variety of smells and tastes. Tone down the bitterness and unify the whole thing and I'd love it. But I certainly like it as is.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two and a half fingers of off-white, frothy head. Retention is good and some irregular lacing.

3.5 S: Floral, herbal, and citrusy hop aroma. This is matched by an ample malt component featuring biscuity and caramel. I'm digging the balance.

3.5 T: The taste follows the nose. Flowery, herbal, and citrus hop taste. Biscuity and bready malts accompanied by caramel. This is a good drink, but it doesn't impress me on any front.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

3.5 D: Through and through this is a slightly above average brew, which makes it a good drink in my book.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,755 ratings.