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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,597
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 102
Gots: 188 | 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 Offa
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Offa, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of Act25
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

Act25, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ArrogantDeadGuy, Jun 18, 2009
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4/5  rDev 0%

csmartin6, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

merlin48, Jun 19, 2004
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Oct 22, 2010
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4/5  rDev 0%

Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

zdauber, Apr 27, 2014
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...

dogfishandi, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

HeyYoMar, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

wo87810, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big dark amber, brown almost pour. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is a wet hop grass floral type.

Big malt bill, heavily roasted for an ipa with grapefruit resin type of hop character. They don't make too many of ipas like this anymore. A great dry finish on tap. Big difference comparing this beer in the bottle v. tap. Bottle feels woodier. Tap feels crisper, hoppier.

Drinkability suffers from continued price increases every year for this stuff for some reason. No bottle dating either. Score continues to trend downward. . .

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of ADR
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper color, nice 1/2 inch head that holds some hills and valleys. Citrusy aroma. Definite hop bite that magnifies at the back and in the swallow. Very "American" grapefruit sense to the hopping, a little bitter pith. Malt isn't noticeable but balances the hop in the sense that this beer is quite tasty and drinkable. A close runner to HopDevil, maybe a shade less smooth.

ADR, Sep 23, 2002
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4/5  rDev 0%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

Adkins1203, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Shawner, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

AlexChillton, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

alamode, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

WillyBoy620, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

whatname, Jan 16, 2013
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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