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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

2,477 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,477
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 97
Gots: 146 | 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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bertcat9000


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-21-2012 22:38:52 | More by bertcat9000
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jtd335

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2012 17:48:11 | More by jtd335
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Canuckkim

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop Ottin' is an excellent session IPA. I found 6-pack cans of this beer at Applejack's in Wheatridge, CO.

Visually, Hop Ottin' is golden caramel in color, darker than average IPAs, but fitting with the caramel sweetness in the beer.

When you lift the beer to your nose you'll smell pine, citrus, and earth.
This beer tastes like a good balance of hoppy bitterness with caramel maltiness... a good beginner IPA for those ready to take the plunge.

Pair this can with your favorite outdoor music festival and you'll be happy all day long.

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Serving type: can

07-21-2012 02:45:45 | More by Canuckkim
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Poo-Diddy


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-21-2012 02:15:11 | More by Poo-Diddy
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Noxious26

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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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-19-2012 04:09:02 | More by kew
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2012 02:01:08 | More by hinemk76
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2012 01:59:56 | More by BeerForHokie
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alexrichman

Oregon

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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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-15-2012 21:25:26 | More by Mullinger1980
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hansenme

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-15-2012 04:37:02 | More by hansenme
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GPGURU

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-13-2012 05:03:50 | More by GPGURU
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Jared2287


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

07-10-2012 16:58:27 | More by HopBrain
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dejrrma

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 18:03:13 | More by buckyp
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 08:51:46 | More by Troville1990
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Fleeflam

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-08-2012 01:23:59 | More by Fleeflam
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trc5004

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75%

07-07-2012 18:50:23 | More by trc5004
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-07-2012 16:03:28 | More by fatbatcat
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JohnG1975


2/5  rDev -50%

07-06-2012 18:41:56 | More by JohnG1975
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Maegodfrey14


3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-06-2012 14:13:23 | More by Maegodfrey14
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

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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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2012 01:07:44 | More by ryanpj
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-06-2012 00:43:42 | More by Stinger80OH
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,477 ratings.