Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
this is one great IPA. It pours a nice orange amber color with a small head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing.
The smell is fantastic, with strong notes of orange, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, lemon and a bit of malt. very nice, clean, delicious.
The taste is a great elaboration of the smell, with lime, pine, grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple and a bit of malt and a ton of bitterness. Intense but fantastic. Not for the non hophead. Some spicy heat that I can only guess is from the alcohol and maybe the hops.
The mouthfeel is creamy and rich with lively carbonation. Medium but full body.
Drinkability is good, but the intensity of the flavors and the high ABV makes this a bit tough to drink a lot of.
Overall: Benchmark California IPA. Fruity, piney, bitter and creamy. Absolutely a knock out. It competes with my hometown Masala Mama.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2006 01:44:06 | More by sacrelicio
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,485 ratings.