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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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Ratings: 2,840
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

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Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

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Ratings: 2,840 | Reviews: 1,194
Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.11/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out the bomber into my Green Flash Brewing Pint glass. Nice light tan bubbly head. Dark copper clear color. Decent lacing throughout session.

Huge citrus/hop bomb on the nose. Uh oh..

Taste is more of the same. Just sour/bitter hoppiness.. where is the balance?

Nice amount of carbonation, but my palate is still recovering from the unpleasant balance..

Not drinkable. I have about 8 ounces left in the bomber, and I'm thinking about sinking it. I'm all about hops and shredding your palate, but this beer is all sour/bitterness with no malt backbone to redeem itself.

Photo of BucBasil
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 1pt, 6oz bottle into a large mug. The beer is a deep, slightly hazy orange color. You really have to be careful while pouring this one, as the head can get out of control pretty quickly. This head is off-white, rocky, and grew to 3 and a half fingers thick with awesome retention.

Smell: Surprisingly sweet aroma of fresh orange juice and flowers. Lemon zest comes in, followed by a light tea note. Delicious and fresh all the way through.

Taste: Starts smooth and citrusy with a light creamy character. Bready malt comes in to balance, along with light fruits and a general floral character. Finishes with a dominating, piney hop wallop that dries everything up, leaving you wanting more. A deceiving, two faced beer that lures you in only to kick your ass and leave you out on the street. Just what I look for in an IPA.

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

The beer is a dark red with a nice centimeter in head, and some decent retention. Not much apparent carbonation, but it has really nice lacing. The nose on the beer is quite hoppy with some fruity malts.

The beer has a honey malt flavour with a nice aromatic hop flavour, but the bitter is much more profound that I expected from the nose. The beer has so many flavours that I'm surprised it is so drinkable. There are some dark fruits like plums or something with a nice floral bite at the beginning. The mouthfeel is creamy and has a bit of carbonation.

Photo of Overlord
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper orange with a gigantic white foam head. Smells piney, grapefruity, citrusy, and overall: hoppy.

Taste has a sweet, thick malty presence that's overladen with pine, grapefruit, and a pungent earthiness. A good beer, and one that's almost a tad too bold to not be called a DIPA.

I'm embarassed that I haven't been picking this up more often. At only 3.29, it's joining my regular rotation.

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

a: nice fluffy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass; nice amber brown body with light movement

s: light citrus; caramel malts; strong sharp bitter overtones

t: first warmer caramel malts that are slowly replaced by a handful of hop flavors and some citrus; but mostly a kick of bitter hops; really good balance

m: a little overfizzy but a great thickness and weight

d: a really good IPA with good bitterness and blend of other tastes

Photo of HalfFull
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single from Trader Joe's and poured into a pint glass.

Pours an amber hue with moderate hops on the nose. Tastes like the amber that I expected from their Boont Amber. Not a lot of distinguishing characteristics going on. Not as sweet as an amber might be yet not as complex as I would expect from an IPA.

Pretty lame..

Photo of Dodo2step
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- pours a forthy foamy head with a light burnt orange color. Head leaves a nice little lacing behind.

S- citrus and floral hop aroma. faint on the alcohol and malt as well. A nice balance. It is intriguing me.

T- very hoppy and dry. the citrus and floral aroma isnt that well defined in the taste. It is a mere afteraste. Decent.

M- dry and hoppy. Wets your whistle so to say. Smooth on the way down.

D- if you like IPA's this is a good one for you. I have just started to come somewhat of a fan of them. Its good and a few these could be put down during the summer months.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer in a big wide Wine glass

After pouring I was greeted with two fingers of creamy off white head.
This lingered nicely as I began to enjoy this wonderful IPA.

There was heavy Pine/citrus/floral aroma that I believe was accentuated by the glass style I chose.

Hop Ottin' has a slightly hazy deep copper color with very little visible carbonation. And also boasts a nice creamy big mouth feel that I found quite enjoyable.

Flavor was very good with excellent balance up front of caramel/roasted malt and hop bitterness. My only nitpick, and I do admit, it's a nitpick is that there is not as much lingering Hop bitterness as I like.

But a very tasty beer and a good intro beer to those just jumping on the IPA train...

A decent amount of lacing remained and there was a slight bready finish amongst the hop bitterness.

Grapefruit/pine flavor.
Not too sweet.

Not quite the "chewy" IPA that lingers, which is my favorite but an excellent effort. One that you should definitely try.

Glad I have 5 more!

Photo of cjgator3
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orangish amber color with a sticky off-white head that leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is floral with some biscuity malt and a good dose of piney hops. The taste starts out pretty smooth and malty but the piney hops quickly make their presence felt creating a very nice hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is spot on for the style with the perfect amount of carbonation. Overall, Hop Ottin' is a really nice IPA that is highly recommended for any hopheads out there. Too bad this isn't available in FL, or it would probably be a staple in my fridge.

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

I bought this beer right before I went to the Mexico vs Argentina game at Qualcomm in San Diego and was not impressed at all at the time, now I did have a Green Flash Imperial IPA right before hand Iand I feel like my pallet was destroyed from that. I then attended a Blind IPA tasting and ended up rating it the #4 out of 12 beers and it tasted quite good. The 25 the anniversary IIPA is another story but this beer was very enjoyable and I will definitely be drinking more of this very soon.

Photo of ihscout426
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one pours with almost no head and has a color of weak tea. The aroma is soft, nothing overpowering or taking command. Sublte brtish style hop profile.

Same for the taste; british hops and some flowery esters. There is a sweetness to this one but not a malty sweetness.

Mouhfeel is thin but not watery.

Overall this beer is subtle (maybe I have grown acustomed to hop bombs, so my palate could be looking for something that should not be there) and thus just not memorable. No complaints.

Photo of avaulteriam
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear aged gold color with a nice offwhite head. Very lovely smell, as well. Malts bursting through the ottin hops. The hops smell piney with some citrus notes. Also smells pretty sweet. Taste does not really match the smell, in terms of the hops. Alcohol is also present. Taste is heavily malted with a bitter aftertaste that lasts. As for saying "not completely an IPA," that is totally not true, as this has the character of an IPA, maybe not the overtly aggressive character that some think are outlining the style these days, but matches quite well with the idea. A nice IPA, though nothing to write home about.

Photo of AChamberlain
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Gabby for bringing this to me from California. God, I almost hate reviewing this one right now, because it is so good. I took a look at my reviews and saw I had so many high reviews. Next time I swear, I'll review a bad beer. On with the review. It poured orange, almost amber with a thickish off white head. A strong citrus, wet hop aroma. I was not expecting such a strong smell. For some reason I thought Anderson Valley's beers were more subdued. Smells strong anyway. And the flavor was the same thing. Great grapefruit flavor. Great hop bitterness. Nice medium body. This is a solid, solid IPA. I would love to have more, unfortunately this is the only bottle (for now).

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark amber colored body with a finger and a half of off white head that leaves some lacing around the glass.

Malty nose with some floral/perfumy hops.

Slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Taste is not what i expect. Malt dominates this brew. Some piney floral flavors of hops up front, but sweet caramel/molasses tastes seem more powerful to me. Decent beer, but nothing mind-blowing.

Fairly drinkable, nothing offensive about the flavor to hurt it here.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a beautiful slightly hazy orange-bronze with a solid one finger creamy, ivory head that was filled with macro bubbles and stuck to the sides of the glass for dear life leaving a spider web lacing behind. Visible carbonation was extremely light and limited to a few bubbles a second.

S: On the nose was columbus hops abound, a huge wet piney aroma with secondary dry citrus notes. Dry pungent flowery Columbus hops makes this a treat just to smell and makes you feel you are in hop heaven.

T: The initial flavor was full of beautiful fresh sticky pine resin and pungent flowery hop resins and citrus complimenting the creamy caramel sweetness of the malting. It is truly the fresh piney nature and Columbus hops that make this beer stand out against the typical other C hopped ipas. A dry semi-sweet caramel and sticky pine resin, and flowery hoppiness balances nicely in the finish with the rich, creamy caramel nature.

M: medium full, slick in texture and very smooth and creamy with a very soft carbonation. A nice fresh pine needle resin hopping graces the tongue upon the swallow.

D: Definitely one of my favorite ipas and hops of all time. Pungently good aroma with a dry, flowery hop finish makes this a treat to enjoy. Even with its strong hoppiness I find this still a treat and easy enough to drink in multiples and definitely worthy of a recommend. Case worthy by all means.

Photo of swat93
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass.

A little dark in color for my taste, but clear and nice head. The smell is exceptional -- floral and crisp but also a bit sweet. Seemed to get sweeter as it sat in the glass and I drank more, not sure why. Very tasty but extremely hoppy -- can be a bit sour. Great mouthfeel. Very drinkable though some might find it too sour for a session beer.

Photo of generallee
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome IPA with a lovely piney aroma with a hint of sweet honey. It pours a clear golden amber color with a thin white head. The flavor is full of piney and citrus hops with a touch of honey and lemon. The sweetness of the honey mellows the bitterness of the hops, which lasts long into the finish. Its texture is smooth and a little bit oily with a medium body and moderate carbonation.

Photo of dashirey
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to dyan for getting me this brew in a trade.

A - Dark copper bordering on some amber. Hazy/ semi-cloudy with a thin less than one-finger head. The head dissipates into a thin layer that sticks around nearly through the whole pint, but not much lacing.

S - Fruity and sweet hops but definitely some maltiness in the nose too.

T - Sweet malts start and about halfway through the sip/swallow is the when hops show. There is a lot of flavor in all directions in this one... pretty complex. Closer to the end when the beer warmed some I even detected some applely notes.

M - Medium bodied bordering on full bodied. I will also go as far as saying a bit syrupy. Carbonation was good on this one too

D - Overall good solid beer. However I must say overly malty front would stop this from being my everyday IPA. But I surely would not send one away.

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

this beer poured a clear golden amber with a straw colored head that left lots of lacing.

the smell is is hoppy sweet.

the taste is of citrus and fruit hops.

the mouthfeel is medium and above average for the style.

this is a beer i would drink if i could get them on the regular.

Photo of iceball585
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden copper color, semi-cloudy, one finger thick head that lowered to a thin layer that lasted well, some rising carbonation bubbles throughout

S- Strong citrus hops, earthy, flowery, herbs, light malts

T- Flowery hops, lemons, sweet, caramel, light malts, grains, bready, hint of pine

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, full of flavor, heavy oily finish

D- Worth buying again

This is what I would consider a well-rounded IPA. The flavors last well and doesn't fade too quickly like a lot of other IPAs.

Photo of Ig0r
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour gave a shallow white head of small bubbles that dissipated into a sparse layer. Color is clear dark straw. The smell is sweet honey with floral background.

The feel is a little syrupy with a good amount of carbonation. The flavor starts out with a sweetness which evolves into a strong hoppy finish. The aftertaste is very strong and long-lasting (as the beer's name implies).

Overall, a good drink with a very strong flavor and aftertaste that reduces the drinkability somewhat.

Photo of cvstrickland
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a seidel yields a clear, dark copper body with 2+ fingers of creamy off-white head that recedes to a fluffy mat with sticky little towers on it. I am tremendously impressed as it leaves the inside of my mug coated-- coated, I say-- with lacing.

Smell is strongly floral and piney with undertones of sweet clover honey.

Richly malty, earthy, and sweet with a tangy hop presence; floral honey flavor; finishes with a nice lingering bitterness, but overall, way, way too sweet.

Smooth and slick; lingering bitter stickiness; too sweet to be easy to drink.

Photo of drxandy
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz into a standard pint glass, nicely carbonated slowly pouring a 3 finger head, which retained for a while and clinged to the glass while sipping it down.

citrus peel and light piney/floral hop flavors, definitely an american ipa - the bitterness feels appropriate and quite refreshing to me after work.

thick mouthfeel and nice use of malts @ 7%

very nice coloring, a hazy red orange

not a very unique ipa to me, but not in a bad way - more of a standard that i would want for a session, as this beer is quite drinkable!

Photo of allergictomacros
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear copper with a huge, solid head.

S - Some light pine and a big grapefruit aroma here. Grassy.

T - Juicy, sweet grapefruit in the forefront and a solid bitter finish. Good balance of hop flavour and bitterness. Nice smooth malt in the middle.

M - Smooth, medium body.

D - Very nice, well balanced IPA. Still hop centered mind you, but not over-the-top.

Photo of TroyS
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I typically pick-up a few Hop Ottin IPA's by Anderson Valley Brewing Company of Boonville, Ca when I go to a State booze/brew store in Utah. This is one very delicious bottle; If you love a flowery yet smooth brew that'll have you bowing before the hop gods, then get ya some Hop Ottin'!

Hop Ottin' is a darker IPA, but it carries an orange color. It pours a bit syrupy which is a pure hint of the mouth feel; you'll enjoy rocky head that'll paint your glass with come basic lacing. This one pours a large and creamy head. Very nice IPA head.

Now for the good stuff; the hops in this Anderson Valley offering are scrumptious. The flavor and mouth feel that you'll get from this beer is much more than you may expect after simply giving it a whiff. There's just enough malt to make it a pleasant drink, but this one's about the hops and the brew master didn't try to hard to make it an overly complex beer and made a beer that you'll want to actually drink. The moderately strong carbonation leands itself nicely to this hoppolicious drink. The acid and alcohol are nicely balanced as well.

Final word - make yourself one of the lucky ones and getcha some!

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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