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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,563 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,563
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 99
Gots: 178 | FT: 1
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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Photo of alpinebryant


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A - Medium amber color, accidentally fell out of ground level fridge when I went to open it and as such had a slightly large head from being stirred.

S - Pine scent with some grapefruit and amber malt smell

T -Strong Pine presence with Amber taste and some grapefruit. I picked a bomber up in a grocery store and had never heard of Anderson Valley brewing and was delightfully surprised by this from the beer section. Would drink again

M - Nice and smooth, good carbonation.

D - A nice clean drinking IPA, balanced well

05-29-2009 00:10:34 | More by alpinebryant
Photo of Shultzerdugen


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz. brown bottle with no dates.

Great red-orange color with a pillowy off-white froth in an irregular shape.

Nice mellow toffee tinged malts get bashed over the head by sweet resinous pine and citrus notes. Alcohol is noticable along with floral tints.

Medium but spritzy mouthfeel. Sharp hop assertiveness fades into strong, bitter citrus finish. Malts are rich and tasty, but also well hidden. Booze warms the gut as it goes down.

Great Divide's Titan is my favorite to date, but this is a close second in my book.

04-28-2005 01:59:27 | More by Shultzerdugen
Photo of leokbelo


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a hazy copper into a pint glass. 2inch foamy head stays for a bit. Wonderful pine scent, maybe cascade hops, very inviting.
Sweet malts in the tongue. Hop bitterness in check. Zesty and spicy. Highly drinkable. My first IPA from a can! Highly recommended!

03-11-2012 18:41:47 | More by leokbelo
Photo of wolfinthemirror


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a beautiful honey amber, really shines in the light. translucent with a fair bit of tiny bubbles traveling up the side of the glass. Airy white head that sticks around, leaves moderate lacing.

I get a powerful sweet-bun smell in the nose immediately, followed by citrusy hops.

Really nice taste. There is pine and some citrus, sweet up front fading into the hop bittering, the cascade hops really come out in this beer. Nice and hop forward, strong flavor.

medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. really refreshing in the mouth with the bite of the hops on the tongue.

Highly drinkable, I bought a single and will probably be returning for a six pack in the future.

03-31-2010 05:22:13 | More by wolfinthemirror
Photo of electrified


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours clear copper in color. Nice head with good retention and lacing. Smells of floral hops and a hint of grapes -- I considered that the grape aroma could be subliminal from the grape-purple color on the label, but no, it's there. Moderate carbonation and medium bodied. A lot of tastes going on -- sharp and big on the hops, but complex. Tasty.

01-21-2006 03:09:33 | More by electrified
Photo of peck95


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

a shiny copper with a nice thin head and good lacing

aroma is a strong alcohol sent followed by yeast, malt, and hops.

the taste is solid a great hop bite complimented with some alcohol and a hint of sweet bread flavor.I love it

mouthfeel is full and fairly carbonated

the alcohol is not hidden well in this brew and although in some areas it aides things like the hop flavor, the alcohol also detracts from the overall enjoyability of this beer.
this is def. one of my new favorite ipa's. wish i could get it more often

04-08-2009 02:15:26 | More by peck95
Photo of mdcrouser


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

That's a great looking beer - copper golden, with a milky head that rings and rings - one of those you can watch all the way down the glass.

Highly floral, with a great amount of hoppy bitterness that pervades the nose, and illuminates the senses.

Really great in the mouth - huge to the tongue with what some would call bitter - I call it awesome. The floral character comes through big as well, releasing with a bit of oiliness, but not so much that there's a slick on your tongue.

Crisp, with a lasting impression on the tongue. Leaves the mouth sloppy wet with little need for a quick drink to follow.

Really great, but it really almost exceeds the IPA label it's so big. More than two might push your mouth over the edge.

05-02-2010 20:03:30 | More by mdcrouser
Photo of BeerLover99


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A: deep orange/amber body, 2 finger white fluff, quality lacing

S: orange peel, hint of grain, malt, lemon grass

T: sweet lemon, grass, pine, bready malt,
long slow bitter semi-oily finish

M: med body, slick/oily mouth

O: Maybe I'm insane, but this taste almost like an
ESB meets an IPA...wild, still quite good. I want
to gulp it, but the ABV sneaks up on you. Great
to try another Anderson Valley brew and in a can;
well done.


06-01-2011 19:05:06 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: Very pretty, a dense color somewhere between clover honey and caramel. Very hazy and difficult to see through, which gives it a rather bold, confident appearance. Head is yellow-white and fluffy, with excellent retention. Thick lacing all the way down.

Smell: Smell is fairly innocent. Caramel malts, a touch of diacetyl, a drop of honey. Nice, fresh, fruity edge of hops. Smells of a lush, green valley... kind of like the rustic scene depicted on the bottle.

Taste: Holy crap, these hops are hardcore! Incredibly crisp, with a woody/earthy edge. Carrots come to mind. A subtle citric sweetness is also detectable. Malts are, naturally, somewhat obstructed by the hops, but definitely there. Aggressively dry, kind of nutty finish.

Mouthfeel: This beer awakens your palate. Quite refreshing, but not exactly thirst-quenching.

Drinkability: If you aren't a fan of hops, drinking this could prove to be somewhat trying. But whether you're a hophead or not, you have to admit this beer packs a huge amount of flavor for how light it is. Good stuff!


Shortly after finishing this beer, I went to brush my teeth. Ten minutes later, I could STILL taste the hops. Incredible!

11-17-2005 22:30:20 | More by soulgrowl
Photo of washburnkid

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Thick two fingers of creamy, off-white head over a relatively clear amber and dark copper brew. Great retention and sticky lacing all over.
A: Good hoppy presence on the nose with some florals and pine standing out. Discernible malty backbone.
T: A hoppy kick to the mouth, rich in that pine I love so much. Sip mellows out to a balanced brew with a malty backbone offering support but not taking away from that perfumy hop bitterness.
M: Barely medium-bodied with good carbonation. Leaves an oily residue of bitters throughout.
D: This is a solid IPA from one of my favorite breweries. Right up there with Torpedo (in the extra IPA sense).

04-24-2009 02:32:32 | More by washburnkid
Photo of mattcrill


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: pours a crystal clear brick red with a slightly tan head.

Smell: piney but I'm delighted to note that there is a nice malt balance to this. The citrus/pine classic american "hopped up" beer smell is there but it's supported by a good carmel base.

Taste: Bitter and dry up front. The same pine on the delivery that was present on the wind-up. There is a definite malty sweetness that provides a good backbone to this beer. Highly hopped but balanced. A good tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: medium and crispy. The hops and good carbonation make this pop on the palate.

Drinkability: It's palate cleansing goodness! An enjoyable hop fix to be sure.

12-22-2004 04:10:02 | More by mattcrill
Photo of fortheloveofbooz


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%


4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bit cloudy, nice golden color, foamy dense head on the pour...very thick head.

S - Cramel aroma with nice citrus notes, vanilla, and even a little bit of apricot or another stone fruit.

T - A quality IPA that is well balanced with a slight sweetness, again the caramel notes coming though from the malts. Has a hint of apricot that confirms what was on the nose. Very nice citrus taste that pairs perfectly with the hoppy

M- medium carbonation and medium ++ constancy.

O - This is a great, easy drinking IPA. A little malted then what I normally go for but I really enjoyed it.

06-03-2012 00:59:32 | More by fortheloveofbooz
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours clear blood orange with everlasting white foamy head that leaves lacing. Aroma of hop resin, citrus, orange and cream. Tastes of citrus, slight resin, grass, slight evergreen/mint, and finishes sweet grains with hop soap and bitterness that coats the palate. Medium body with light carbonation creates a thick mouthfeel. A damn good West Coast citrus, dry IPA.

03-20-2011 04:24:04 | More by JRed
Photo of tlazaroff


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Crystal clear, like a tangerine orange clor with a fluffy tan head. No visible carbonation.

S: Scents of sweet citrus, maybe some pineapple, and a little lemon.

T: I get a lot of citrus with grapefruit being the dominant flavor. Some grassy-ness in the finish. Sweetness is there too, it is quite well balanced.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

D: Good drinkability, though not session-able.

05-22-2011 00:15:59 | More by tlazaroff
Photo of FanofHefe


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Recommended by one of my local bottle shop guys who knows I love IPAs, especially in cans. No dating on the packaging or can. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Beautiful clear amber body with a huge three-finger light tan head. Nice head retention and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is not strong, but solidly representative of hops. The citrus notes are a light blend of grapefruit and tangerine. A small amount of floral tones follow, with a decent amount of sweet, caramel malt.

Not a hop bomb by any means, but pleasantly hop bitter. The taste is a little more bitter than the aroma would suggest, as the sweeter side of the hops are not as present in the taste as they are in the smell. The sweetness of the taste is attributable to the malt, for sure. Decent IPA flavor balance.

Medium to light mouthfeel, that is pretty easy to drink overall. Not the best IPA I've had, but solid overall.

05-13-2011 21:20:43 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of Offa


4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

On cask, this is a very goo, tasty, well-rounded and well-balancd beer. However, I suspect that, due to grapefruit notes and other elements I find, I probably wont' like it nearly as much on tap or in a bottle. In part, this is due to a (rather subjective) antipathy of mine for grapefruit taste in beer (can be good if not too much, but it's iffy) and I feel it is likely to be more grapefruity and less balanced if not cask-conditioned.

Anyway, from the cask it is a nice copper amber, practically the same colour as Fuller's ESB which my wife drank contemporaneously, and ever-so-faintly hazy. It has a medum, creamy, pale tan head slowly shrinking to a thin top and leaving nice rich rings of lace.

The aroma is grapefruit up front but this i not too strong, and there is also light resin-pine, some raisiny-winey-fruitiness, a light general caramelly toastiness.

The taste is good, well-balanced and well-rounded with some light complexity and subtlety. It has grapefruit but this isn't overdone, honey, light raisiny-winey-sweetness, light buttery caramel, and toasty grain in the finish along with spiciness. It has sweetness with light balancing bitterness and sweetness. It's very drinkable, and has good hoppy and malty flavour if fiarly light in body. It doesn't seem as high in ABV as it is, aside from the noticeable sweetness.

06-17-2009 23:55:47 | More by Offa
Photo of Act25

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

Another great craft beer in a can, poured into a Leffe Tulip.
An original, a meditation beer. Sit outside and sip from a tulip glass.

A- An awesome looking beer. One of the best rounded, floaty, heads. Feel like they do something to make it so pronounced, rounded, dense, and lasting. The retention is impressive. The head is light creamy colored, and creamy looking. The lacing is lasting, strong and sticky. The beer pours hazy apricot. Best looking IPA ever. Out of a can!

S- Subtle. Not strong waft... a calm hop presence... subtle fruity citrusy scent and a bit of Sierra stream. Seriously, smells like outdoor water.

T- Lovely first impression of freshness, with inviting and not overwhelming hops. The subtle hop aroma leads to a smooth and balanced taste. The beer is honey sweet tempered with a bitter, but not overwhelming floral esters finish. Lovely and original, in the direction of STONE IPA, but lighter.
Taste gets better as you go along. A great food beer, as well as a great meditation beer.

M- I enjoy the texture of this beer: starts creamy, but has a lighter weight. lovely and refreshing, yet, not as much gravity as a STONE IPA, TITAN, or even a 21st Amendment.

O- A must try, original ipa. Lighter smell, fresh, not over whelming, with no cliche, very original, outdoorsy, cascade hops.

Very exciting beer!

04-27-2013 02:06:04 | More by Act25
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy


4/5  rDev 0%

A: Rich amber color with no real head and thus
a lack of lace. Nice active carbonation.

S: Sweet malts and piney hop nose

T: Sweet piney flavor with undertones of citrus
and graininess.

M/D: Smooth and even bodied, lacking the dryness
of the stronger AIPAs.

06-18-2009 22:59:18 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
Photo of csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 22:38:58 | More by csmartin6
Photo of merlin48


4/5  rDev 0%

Pours a hazy, apricot colored body with a large, fluffy, ivory colored head that hangs around forever. Lots of patch lacing is left around the glass.

Aroma is all hops, all the time. Lemon, lemonrind, orange, grapefruit, pine, and honeysuckle serve up a major bouquet of fruity and floral hops, with a touch of bitter pine.

Mouthfeel is grabbing, as hop resins coat the entire mouth. Medium bodied, and carbonation is medium to high.

Mostly hops in the taste, as well. Grapefruit and orange zest bitterness here, with a hint of sweet caramel malt on the undercard. The hops take over completely midway through, and this finishes bitter and dry, with a grapefruit rind aftertaste.

The drinkability is just fine, as the 7% abv gets buried in all the hops. Definitely an IPA for hop lovers.

06-19-2004 11:20:19 | More by merlin48
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev 0%

I have had this beer many times but just now got around to reviewing it.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is pretty fruity. I get some grapefruit, orange and papaya as well as some bready malt. The flavor is bitter oranges with some bread. I also get a little bit of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-22-2010 05:02:28 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Skye1024


4/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2011 18:20:18 | More by Skye1024
Photo of mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 05:00:15 | More by mjtiernan
Photo of zdauber

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2014 18:58:10 | More by zdauber
Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet


4/5  rDev 0%

04-26-2014 00:10:25 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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