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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,841 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,841
Reviews: 1,194
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 125
Gots: 310 | 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

Our Hop Ottin’ IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with copious amounts of Columbus and Cascade. This beer is a showcase of the bright citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and resiny bitterness that hop heads crave. With a brilliant, deep amber color and solid malt backbone, hints of citron, roses, and bergamot climax with a dry, herbal finish in this well-balanced interpretation of a West Coast IPA.
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Ratings: 2,841 | Reviews: 1,194
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark orange color and a hazy texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly subtle aroma of hops, citrus, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of floral hops, a little citrus, a bready quality and some malt as well. Not as hop-heavy as most IPAs, but tasty nonetheless. Different than what I expected, but still good.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A much more low key and subtle IPA than most, but still an easy to drink beer.

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3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris@Slowbeer.

Begins to gush on opening but fortunately glass was at hand. Glowing amber with a cracking off-white head. Strong lace trails and a big pillowy island of foam that doesn't want to budge.

Strong caramel, toffee and biscuity malt backbone for a mostly sweet citrus hop profile. Tangerine, lime, lemon sherbet and cumquat. Some floral aromas and a touch of pine floating around. Malts are a bit too domineering.

Taste shows less sweet citrus and more of a spicy bitterness that offsets the malts a bit bitter than the fruitiness in the nose.

On the lighter side of medium with moderate carbonation and a very agreeable bitterness that hits early and hangs around for a while. Pretty close to faultless for the style and strength.

Very nice. Started a bit nonplussed but the fine calibration in the brewing of this is apparent by the end. Well drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of syrupjoe
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into pint glass.

Pours (gushes! had to pour immediately to avoid spilling) a hazy pale amber color with creamy off-white head and great lacing.

Nose is the expected citrusy and pines notes, but also some sweet malt and honey flavors. Smells somewhat "juicy" and also well-balanced.

Taste is citrusy and sweet with light pine notes and tropical mango sweetness with a bit of dried fruit. Great hop presence that is almost flawlessly backed by a solid malt body.

Moderate carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Lingering hop flavor is more aromatic than bitter - I should use this as a mouthwash.

Overall a great IPA! I like it even more knowing that they're a solar powered brewery. Would definitely drink this one again.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of foles
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear copper, foamy head that persists. Some metallic hops on the nose. Very bitter, but lacking a hop punch in flavour. Caramel overtones which balance the beer somewhat. Mouthfeel is full, the beer has body. Maybe a touch cloying.

Just not hoppy enough - this is a bitter beer. Not sure whether the beer is old because there is no freshness date.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of qthompso
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into my Spiegelau tulip.

A very nice light caramel hue with a full two fingers of light tan head. The head drops pretty quickly but my oh my is there a lot of lacing on the side of the glass.

A whole lot of citrusy hop in the nose. A bit of a biscuity undertone that finishes with a pleasant sweetness.

The taste is not what I was expecting. Despite a pretty up front hoppy bouquet, the first thing I taste is sweetness. The initial notes are ones of caramel and light brown sugar. The hops add a bit of a punch at the end but I have a feeling that this can was sitting on the shelf for a while (no date to be found anywhere).

Good carbonation for a pretty well rounded, full bodied beer. The finish isn't the crispest, particularly for the style, but it's still quite pleasant.

Overall, it's a good beer but much more muted with the hops than I would've expected. As mentioned above, I think this can be attributed largely to having picked up a (presumably) older can. After reading other reviews discussing the fresh crisp hops in the taste, I think I'll have to seek this beer out again someday.

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

12oz bottle out of the fridge poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out a cloudy orange/ light amber color with a nice dense 2 fingers of off white head. some very nice retention as well as some nice lace.

nice balance of biscuity, caramel malt to piney, woody hops. also some citrus and a bit of resin.

starts with some nice grapefruit citrus and pine thats balanced by a biscuity, caramel malt. a bit woody. finishes bitter with a slight metallic taste at times and some fruity hops.

a bit of a sticky resiny feel, heavier side of medium bodied, good feeling carbonation.

overall, a pretty good ipa, but its so much like many others that are just as easily available. not something i would seek out again, but also not something i would really turn down if offered. freshness might also be a factor here...

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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