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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,749 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,749
Reviews: 1,182
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 114
Gots: 242 | FT: 0
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 12oz bottle from Merchants in Dearborn.

Appearance - Pours a golden amber with a moderate head that disapates quickly.

Smell - There is the obvious floral and citrusy smell of hops, but was surprised to notice the pronounced sweet smells of the barley.

Taste - The first sip starts with the sweet, roasted barley at the front of the palate. However, the bitternes of the hops quickly barges in and takes over like an overbearing drunk pushing his way through a line to the bathroom. The hops finish strong and leave the taste buds content with their flavor.

Mouthfeel - There is a small bit of lacing that lines the cup. The mouthfeel is good for the style but not spectacular.

Drinkability - At 7% abv this is a beer that rides the fine line between session and "one-and-done". What helps is the awesome balance/transition between the barley and hops. IMO, this isn't a killer hop-bomb, but it will definately relinquish a hop fix. Not the bestof the style, but will look for this one in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA


Poured into and enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a rather cloudy, hazy golden-honey color. A massive 3 finger, thick, foamy head on the initial pour. One of the densest heads I've seen when pouring a beer. Huge amounts of sticky lacing coat the glass after drinking.

S - A sweet aroma with a good dose of the classic citrus smell.

T - An IPA that is well balanced yet leans to the maltier, sweet side. The citrusy, slightly bitter hops add a great balance to the beer. I'm also getting an apricot taste (very reminiscent of DFH's Aprihop). Not a hop bomb at all which is how many IPA's are leaning these days. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Very easy drinking.

M - Medium carbonation. A medium consistency.

O - This is a fine example of an American IPA. I'm a hop head but this beer is so easy to drink and is so tasty, it's a pleasure to give the taste buds a rest from the bitter onslaught that I'm used to with the IPA's I usually gravitate towards. Recommended.


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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

Pours a medium orange amber with a creamy eggshell head that thins. Decent lacing on the glass.

Very citrusy and almost sweet hop aroma. Very disctinct grapefruit aroma.

Taste is all hops. Lots of citrusy resinous hops with a very pronounced grapefruit characteristic. Has a nice bitter bite - quite a few IBUs in this sucker.

Plenty of carbonation, full body with a slick texture.

Nice drinking IPA, a very solid brew. This one seems to get overlooked a bit, but is certainly in the mix with the best IPAs from the west coast.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid 4's across the board.

Nice golden amber color aith a finger head that disappears while I let it breathe for a minute.

Piney Floral aroma hits me like a brick. This is gonna be a hoppy beer.

VERY hoppy and bitter taste. Citrusy kick as well. This beer is all about the hops. Not much malt, but just enough to keep it from getting out of control. The hops are quickly beating up my tastebuds, and thats a good thing!

Pretty tasty and thirst quenching. At 7%, go easy though. It would be way too easy to pound a few of these back without even trying. Excellent drinkability. A nice IPA from Anderson Valley.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Redbone's

A slightly hazy fresh-pressed cider color with a tight off-white beeswax-tinted head.

Yummy citrus scent.

This is all about the hops, very brassy, full of grapefruit and orange with pine resin and grass in the finish. Creamy sparkly mouthfeel. Long long sticky resin even after you think it's finished.

Yeah, it's good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA...on tap at Hop Devil Grill.

Appearance-orange gold with a decent dense head, lots of carbonation, big bubbled as well.

Smell-citrus hop, spicy malt, alcohol, pine and grassy scent.

Taste/Mouthfeel-hmmm, a medium level of pine hoppiness up front, biscuit malt flavor as well, heavy flavors but balances well.

Drinkability-I could see this as an ok slow drinking IPA.

Overall-a good IPA, not a standout but it does everything better than ok. I would drink this definitely.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,749 ratings.