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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,474 Ratings

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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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-21-2012 02:15:11 | More by Poo-Diddy
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured in a pint glass. Purchased at Willow Park in Regina.

Hazy copper colour with a few carbonation streams. Off white head is 1/2 inch on the pour and recedes to a sticky mess at 1/4 inch with big gobs of lacing on the sides.

Nose is almost all citrus hops. Grapefruit and lemon with a little bit of caramel malt in the background.

Flavour isn't as strong as I had expected from the scent. Well balanced at the start. Even caramel and nutty malts and citrus hops at the start. Pretty smooth through the middle and moves into a strong, bitter leafy and citrus hop finish. Aftertaste is long and bitter.

Medium bodied with light carbonation.

A fairly drinkable brew. The only detractor is the long bitter aftertaste is a little too much for my liking. Overall a great brew.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 03:39:03 | More by Noxious26
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-19-2012 04:09:02 | More by kew
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4/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2012 02:01:08 | More by hinemk76
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4/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2012 01:59:56 | More by BeerForHokie
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a can into a snifter purchased @ Fred Meyers in Portland, OR for $8.49. Couldn't pass this up at that price, I got to try a new beer and I really like canned micros.

A> A beautiful beer. It pours a hazy burnt orange with a stunning 2 finger thick head that has good retention. I can't find anything to critique about the look of this brew.

S> The smell is dominated by the hops, lemony and a little bit sour almost like a cheese, although strangely perfume like. Overall a pretty interesting and good bouquet.

T> Surprisingly strong malt presence that takes on butter like qualities. The hops are still a strong presence, and characterics of lemon in the aroma now show their more bitter qualities diving into the realms of citrus pith and pine. A sweet finish that mingles with the hops nicely.

M> A nice mouthfeel, a bit thick but I like a beer with a bit of "chew" to it. Appropriate carbonation for the style. This beer also has a wonderful oily feel from the resin of the hops. This brew just feels loaded with wonderful hops and malts and it really comes across.

O> Overall this beer is either really good or outstanding in every way you can break it down. In my opinion this is a really, really good IPA with a piney/pithy/cheesy hop profile and a nice English IPA like malt profile. Anderson Valley has really done a superb job of mixing both of these qualities, walking the thin red line that is balancing an IPA. A strong, sweet malt that somehow knows not to get in the way of the true star, the wonderful hops. In the end this beer just feels like the brewers stuffed it with wonderful malts and hops. Every aspect of this beer speaks to it's quality and the passion of the brewers. This is not my favorite IPA but it's a damn good beer and truly worthy of being called craft beer.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 04:36:20 | More by alexrichman
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-15-2012 21:25:26 | More by Mullinger1980
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-15-2012 04:37:02 | More by hansenme
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-13-2012 05:03:50 | More by GPGURU
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-10-2012 20:22:55 | More by Jared2287
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

07-10-2012 16:58:27 | More by HopBrain
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-10-2012 16:53:29 | More by dejrrma
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 18:03:13 | More by buckyp
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4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 08:51:46 | More by Troville1990
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-08-2012 01:23:59 | More by Fleeflam
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1/5  rDev -75%

07-07-2012 18:50:23 | More by trc5004
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-07-2012 16:03:28 | More by fatbatcat
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2/5  rDev -50%

07-06-2012 18:41:56 | More by JohnG1975
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-06-2012 14:13:23 | More by Maegodfrey14
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Can was in the fridge for 1.5-2 months, but I think that's still fresh for a can? Poured cold into a glass stein.

A: I know the can isn't supposed to go into the score, but it bears (hah!) mentioning: their mascot is amazing. The beer is a slightly transparent red-orange with a finger of off-white head.

S: Very malty for an IPA, lots of bread with a bit of pine. Not much hop aroma though.

T: Malty, but not quite as much as the smell had me expecting. Very balanced bitterness throughout, ending with a tang, and then some more bitter in the aftertaste.

M: Not particularly carbonated, kind of tangy. Not the beer's strong suit.

O: Fairly malty IPA that fits the style without hitting you in the face with hops. Good if you like malt or are trying to convert your girlfriend to the wonder of hops.

Serving type: can

07-06-2012 02:06:31 | More by RichardMNixon
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2012 01:07:44 | More by ryanpj
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-06-2012 00:43:42 | More by Stinger80OH
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber, slight haze.  Nicely thick white head that is about a finger high. Good carbonation present. 

S: very faint nose of orange and malts.  The volatiles are weak. 

T: upfront bold hops of citrus with a slight sweetness that you be think about to capture.  Even though the malts clearly balance the hops, they are difficult to describe other than a little bready.  The aftertaste is long lasting and bitter grapefruit. 

M: medium body, good carbonation, bright, and freshing. 

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 13:00:01 | More by KMcG
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-03-2012 12:57:03 | More by buiter
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-01-2012 20:34:08 | More by DallasJones
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,474 ratings.