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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,474 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,474
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 95
Gots: 142 | 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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onehomesickalien

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite IPA's! If you are looking for a great beer with a nice edge, I highly recommend the Hop Ottin'

Appearance: Nice copper/golden color with excellent head retention. Lacing is very consistent.

Smell: Hop smell is fairly strong with citrus and floral overtones.

Taste: Bite is strong, but not overwhelming. Perfect blend of malt and hops, not allowing the 7% ABV to override the taste.

Mouthfeel: As good going in as going down.

Drinkability: As stated above, one of my favorite beers. Very few get a 5.0 in any category in my opinion. This one gets it in two.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 02:15:23 | More by onehomesickalien
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Jaynuze

District of Columbia

4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice thick puffy head that follows the beer down the glass. It's hoppy scent slaps you with in the face with a big fruity smack then it let's you down with its beautiful hop aroma. It has tastes of fruits and citrus with a sharp hoppy finish. Much like the head, the mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a smooth finish. By far one of my most favorite IPAs, this one will leave you begging for more!

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2006 20:22:07 | More by Jaynuze
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joecast

Australia

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

clear, dark amber color, with a slightly off white head. settles down to a thin lace, leaving good lacing on the glass.

now if you put "hop" in the name of your beer, you better be serious .
these guys are serious. strong floral and grapefruit aroma. wow. "new car smell" should be this good. maybe some pine in there too, and we both know how much i like pine right?

hops again on show in the taste. very balanced with hop bitterness, flavor, and malts. the aftertaste though, is made mostly of hops, making sure you dont forget the name of your beer. kind of like each sip screams out "SAY MY NAME!!" finishes very smooth.

creamy mouthfeel makes this go down very easily. glad i got six as this has quickly become one of my favorite ipa's.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 01:06:47 | More by joecast
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mastodonj

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

IPAs are my beer of choice and here in Colorado, we have plenty of good ones. But, this is really one of the best IPAs I have ever had. I've had one per night for the last five nights and I'm always looking forward to the next one.

The head is fluffy and large but the lacing is phenomenal! Depending on your level of hallucination, you could look at the lacing for hours.

The smell has a nice low level of maltiness, maybe a little citrus.

The taste is wonderful, that maltiness combined with a nice bitterness from the fresh hop flavor.

With that excellent head, there is also a creamy mouth to this that makes every mouthful something to look forward to.

I can see having one of these every day and then another one would be ok too. And maybe another after that. And so on....

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 02:32:59 | More by mastodonj
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John

New York

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One the top American IPAs. Highly recommended. Just wish it wasn't so damned expensive here in NY. $10.99 a six!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2001 13:21:20 | More by John
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farrago

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow-amber coloration, vibrancy erases much of the cloudiness, thin head which exits stage left with rapidity, leaves some pretty lacing behind though. The nose presents an excellent interplay between the hops and malts, never excessively sweet nor bitter (yes, neither is an apt descriptor for scents), honey, beeswax, sweet lemon tea, tree sap, graham cracker, wheat all intermingle peaceably. Full-bodied, same level of harmony in the mouth, the hops poke and jab but then dance backward to allow the mixed white citrus and hard caramel candy to come out. Yeast, resin and bitters with an herbaceous streak act to return the pendulum in the other direction. Carbonation level allows for crests and troughs. Each sip just different enough to keep you, umm, sipping. An IPA to respect, even for those not in luv with the category.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 18:08:53 | More by farrago
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OldEngineOil

Washington

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer, as are many of the Anderson Valley beers. Nice, hoppy flavor that not just bitter, but floral and balanced. Very accessible IPA for those who are looking for a balance of bitterness and other flavors in an IPA. Also recommend the AV Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 06:19:35 | More by OldEngineOil
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AHNUBIS

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first smelled this beer when I was 6 months sober at a campout and I wasn't drinking. One of my buddies had this. If yall know how much your sense of smell kicks in when you get sober you'll know what I'm talking about. This beer is FLORAL. I smelled this and though I was hittin a bouquet of fruit and flowers. About 3 months later I started drinking again and picked some up at the grocery. D@MN YO!!! This has like wine conocisour aftertastes and hints of this and dat. This wouldn't be a go-to drink at all for me cuz its too funky. This is by all means an "A" beer though and is something everyone should experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 07:52:37 | More by AHNUBIS
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.78/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ho Ha Holy Hoppy !!! This is a bloody reet gud IPA, but it ain't goin' ta India. Deep copper colored beer, average 1/4" head........... reet thats the borin' bit done.
HOPS-HOPS-HOPS-AND-MORE-HOPS.
This is very good and rather moorish. Bitterness is High.
More EBU's than e-BA's on this Site.
Want a proper review - read the other ones.
Want to know what its all about - HOPS !!!
That's It.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2002 02:11:37 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Toasty

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-23-2014 23:28:40 | More by Toasty
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JeffNev

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

12-27-2013 04:20:12 | More by JeffNev
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umtox

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It has been said about this beer more than once, but balance is it's greatest strength. I think this is the best balanced IPA I have ever had with much more malt flavor than most to balance out the hoppiness.

The smell and appearance or good for an IPA. But the taste and drinkability are exceptional!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 13:06:49 | More by umtox
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tina

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

04-21-2012 20:53:39 | More by tina
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adamcthomp

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

10-28-2012 19:20:01 | More by adamcthomp
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billymoe

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

08-30-2013 18:01:04 | More by billymoe
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

06-22-2014 15:56:09 | More by CUbeerfan
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

09-11-2012 00:19:27 | More by crownrl28
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

12-19-2012 22:33:17 | More by getbehindthemule
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MikeDre

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

11-18-2011 07:48:02 | More by MikeDre
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GratefulNole

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

05-24-2013 23:33:06 | More by GratefulNole
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Tumble

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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semanka

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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JayO

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-07-2013 22:34:38 | More by JayO
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keymcgrip

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

11-27-2012 23:52:12 | More by keymcgrip
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gnikola

Serbia

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

01-27-2013 17:34:15 | More by gnikola
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,474 ratings.