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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,790 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,790
Reviews: 1,187
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 119
Gots: 267 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of sbricker
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jkrich
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of richkrull
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Photo of zdk9
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of Gooball201
2.03/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Was excited as a usual microbrewless liquor store in my area has improved selection. This was one I have heard about so decided to try.

Do not waste your money. I had 2 cans over 2 separate nights and drained the others in my sink.

Cloudy orange color.
Smelled of some hops but tasted syrupy.

Maybe these were old cans as there was no "Best by Date" on them but I will not be going back for another $10+ waste!

Leave Ottin in the can!

Photo of tdm168
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with an orange hue. There's a ton of head with great retention. The nose has notes of bready, biscuity malts, grapefruit, and a nice floral aroma. The taste is bready malt with faint toast and floral, piny, bitter hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Not a bad IPA by any means. The malt and hops do compete a little at times for balance, but each has its time to shine. Both are good, but some consistency in balance would make it much better.

Photo of deepchills
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was kindly gifted to me in a 12oz bottle.

It pours a rich copper with little head.

The nose is very floral. The brewery mentions roses and that’s what you’ll smell.

The 80 IBUs are right up front, nicely bitter, light citrus and pine in the middle and a crisp floral finish.

Well carbonated and an excellent, heavy feel in your mouth. The heavy feel makes me think there would be more sweetness to it, and if you give the beer a chance to warm just a little you’ll get a light malt sweetness.

Excellent beer. Would drink more but my jerk friend only gave me one.

Photo of jmich24
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Duvel tulip
No bottle date found

A: Very clear copper color with light orange edges. Big one finger head. Thick sticky lacing.
S: Sweet graininess. Ornage peel.
T: Sweet maltiness, earthy hop bitterness to start and finish. Some citrus but not a ton.
M: Big almost creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness.
O: It is overly balanced and lacks big aroma I come to expect from top notch IPAs. I love citrus/tropical aroma and taste and this didnt cut it for my likings.

Photo of bubseymour
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - one of the greatest IPA's I've poured. Nice orange copper color with a beautiful billowy head 2-3 fingers high.

Smell - Wonderful smell of fresh hops, combination of fruity, floral and piney.

Taste - Good hop presence and fairly smooth finish with some bitter aftertaste. A little too lingering on the bitterness for me and I'm picking up a slight metallic taste which is a little off putting. Still a pretty fine IPA though with good flavoring for the style.

Mouthfeel - very buttery and full bodied. Nice.

Overall - this is a very fine American IPA. Worth purchasing and revisiting.

Photo of mactrail
2.95/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Attractive golden amber color and nice carbonation. Hops are just overwhelming on the thin body. Harsh and medicinal aftertaste. Nose of perfumey hops is the only outstanding feature. Quite flowery aroma.

There are so many interesting and complex IPAs that are full of the many flavors of hops. This one is just one dimensional. Utterly bitter. Stick the long neck in your mouth and pull the trigger.

Photo of augustgarage
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wasn't sure what to make of this one at first, though it seems a crowd pleaser as it vanishes with disturbing haste when introduced to friends. Poured from a 12oz can into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Rusty colored body, cloudy and dark, with a raised fist of off white suds up top. Superior retention and soapy lacing.

Herbaceous, resinous, pine-laden, citrus-kissed aroma suffused with C-hops. A touch bready underneath.

Pine and citrus (bergamot? why not) of course, along with a nearly savory note emerging mid-palate suggestive of roots and flowers. Moderately bitter throughout...hops seem agressive at first, though this quality is fleeting, toned down by the caramel notes from the malt. Dry earthy finish with bark and marshmallow root.

Medium-bodied, brisk, and well carbonated with just a touch of hop oils.

Reminds me a bit of a NW IPA as the malt is quite forward, though the overall presentation is dank and herbaceous, bringing to mind NorCal overall. Not bad alone, though better with pizza I imagine. I'll usually grab a Caldera IPA when I'm looking for hoppy cans, but this is a good alternative.

Photo of patpbr
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark orange with a nice finger wide head.
S- earthy pine i think
T- nice balance i get some malt and the hops and the right amount of sweetness.
M- full of body and some carbonation
O- This is good and i was unsure of it. the packaging made me laugh with the bears with antlers and at the same time kind of made me look towards others. When i got to what matters (the beer itself) it ended up being a nice interpretation of ipa

Photo of chodinheaven
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color that doesn't have a ton of clarity, but does have a big and foamy off-white head that seems like it would stick around forever. Reduces down to a thin sheet in some spots and a large jutting cloud in others. Tons of lacing. Grapefruit and pine all day long in the aroma, with huge notes of resin rounding out the hop aromas. Bready malts fill in the cracks. Very aromatic.

Resinous and piney are the main two in the taste department. The resin from piney hops is very strong in this one, giving a puckering effect that can be construed as either good or bad. In one respect its very bitter and tasty, and in another respect it seems almost a bit too much. The combination of that resin with the bready malts creates a somewhat palate-crushing beer that is somehow delicious and tough to drink at the same time. Grapefruit citrus and a hint of orange round out that big and bold flavor in a way that does compete somehow, but certainly not on the same level. The mouthfeel is smoother up front and gritty in the back, with a lingering bitter finish that seems to last forever.

Overall, very solid example of a big IPA.

Photo of TangTKE402
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured amber nut brown from a 12oz. can into a Guinness-style pint glass. In-between hazy and clear, with a beautiful, thick, two-finger head, and amazing sticky lacing. What an IPA should look like.

S: Not huge on the nose. It's light, with a nice malt-to-hop balance. The hops don't overpower you, with notes of grass, dried pine needles, earth, smooth barley malts, and a touch of apple on the end.

T: Bready up-front, with a hop-centered middle, and a taste of Rye on the swallow. The malt character is definitely there, with some caramel and bread notes. The hops do a nice job of balancing it all out, with nothing sticking out flagrantly. There is a nice dry flavor that adds a bite, with some earth, grass, caraway seeds, and some oatiness.

M: Nice balance, with a good, chewy feel that doesn't overpower. Eve-keeled, and bone-dry on the end, just so you know it's an IPA.

O: A great IPA for those just getting into the genre. It gives you a taste of what an IPA should be, looks amazing, but falls short of what an IPA CAN be. IPA 101.

Photo of abgba121
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin white head but leaves an incredible sticky lace down the glass

S: smells sweet, then citrusy and piney hops

T: outstanding, not as sweet as expecting, first the hops hit hard with a very piney resinous followed by some citrus, the lingering bitterness is strong and great. One of the best tasting IPAs I have had.

M: good carbonation, average to medium feel

O: a great IPA, certainly one of the better brews. Very strong hops with less malty sweetness, a combination I personally love.

Photo of codfeast
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle to pint.

A: Clear bronze, big rocky off white head, lots of lacing.

S: Big floral presense, malt and hops. hints of grains, citrus.

T: Sweet malts, and bitter hops battle it out. each stating their case til the hops wins out in the end.

M: A bit thinner than most for the style, still would call it medium, with medium carbination.

O: Nicely balanced, well made everyday IPA. the malt is not overshadowed like in so many other's.

Photo of ely2000k
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Awesome head. Golden honey amberish color- kinda looks like an Indian Summer. Lacing is awesome... think residue all down the glass. This is honestly a great looking beer.

S- Honey mixed with a grapefruit/citrus smell. To be honest, I feel like the aroma is a bit weak and this is the only area where the beer is a bit lacking.

T- Heavy hops, bitter and dry. A slight metallic taste that is slightly off putting, but honestly, I love everything about the taste of this beer. Good strong IPA.

M- Great. A bit thick, but suites the beer, and has good carbonation.

O- I really like this beer. I am a huge fan of hoppy IPAs, and this fits the bill really well.

Photo of harrymel
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can date: unk

A: pours copper with excellent clarity and little head formation, which leaves us with a sheet of off-white foam that clings to the glass. Spotty lace.
S: Resiny hops with healthy balanced malting. Nothing particularly complex, but well enough crafted.
T: The malts are a little to dominant in an IPA for me, but the flavor is nice with some pine and resin mixed with again, a healthy dose of malts. A little too sweet.
M: Medium bodied with hi carb. Semi dry finish.
O: Not a bad beer at all. great for sessions out of a can.

Photo of soju6
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours s rich copper color with a full head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus , fresh grain, with a bit of pine and a mild fruity sweetness.

T: Taste has a nice initial crisp bite and a caramel sweetness wich is offset by a good bitterness, Has a dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: A excellent IPA, Great example of the style. Nothing fancy, another solid beer from Anderson Valley.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,790 ratings.