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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

2,821 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,821
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 124
Gots: 291 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mxchap
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: amber (almost exactly like a Bass). Surprisingly creamy head.
Aroma: Fairly subtle hop aroma (citrusy). Bit of pale malt.
Taste: Somewhat bitter, mostly citrus flavor (cascade and centennial?). Somewhat stale taste
at the end.
Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation and resin from hops.
Overall: Middle of the road IPA.

Photo of charlzm
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Consumed on March 14th, 2013 in a 12 oz. Samuel Adams "perfect" beer glass. Served at 50 degrees F.

Beer pours a clear, brilliant yellow. Plenty of head on this one: three fingers of meringue-like, nearly-pillowy yellowish foam. It eventually settles down into a super-sheeting layer of foam.

Aromas are present but not especially amazing: orange peel, some dank, musty almost-funk, traces of pine.

Flavor is a touch skunky off the bat. Some biscuity malt but mainly aspirin-like bitterness. A touch of bitter orange peel as well. Not really all that well-put-together.

Mouthfeel is prickly and dry while at the same time managing a creaminess. Neat trick.

Overall, this one works well enough, I suppose, but it's far from one of my favorite IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of lunarbrew
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very good looking beer. Head retention is very impressive. The head is light caramel color and very creamy. The lacing is strong and sticky. The beer pours clear with a rich amber color.

S- Definitely a clear hop presence, although the aroma is not terribly rich. There is a pretty fruity citrusy scent of grapefruit and lemon.

T- The nice subtle hop aroma leads to a pretty smooth and balanced ipa. The beer is relatively sweet (mostly honey) with a bitter, but not overwhelming finish. The finish is mostly floral with lingering grapefruit. Definitely fits the style.

M- I really enjoy the texture of this beer: very creamy, heavy, and full-bodied. I may expect a lighter mouth feel from an ipa like this with larger bubbles and less carbonation, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

O- A very enjoyable ipa. I would prefer a fuller and richer cascade aroma, but the flavor and texture were exciting and well executed. Will drink another...Soon.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled-on date in sight.

A: a brilliant orange/copper hue. bubbly, slightly off-white head. great retention. tons of lacing.

S: slightly floral, mostly malty. a little bit of apple juice. some orange juice too. nothing in your face, aroma-wise.

T: sweet and citrus. great blend of hops and caramel malt here. a little bit of bitter orange peel. a little bit of bubblegum too. not too shabby.

M: average/full carb. medium body.

D: a good IPA for sure, but nothing great. maybe this isn't as fresh as it should be, but LABEL YOUR bottles! I would love to know how old this was...otherwise drinkable for sure.

Photo of Poupae
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of SerialHiker
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a sunny light orange to copper…very bright…thick, whitish head formed about a finger width thick and remained…transparent in nature, I can see some bubble action in the middle…a good lookin’ brew…(4.25/5)

Smell: Pineapple, orange citrus hops notes balanced with plenty of grassy/bready/barley malt aroma…some earthy hops spice bite, but very malty for an IPA overall…has a touch of cheap beer bitterness to it…some light floral tones in there as well…good, but not pungent…(3.5/5)

Taste: Earthy, piney, mildly robust hops up front and throughout…it really does run the garden as far as hops flavors go: earthy, piney, mildly citrus, mildly floral/herbal…earthy/grassy/bready/barley flavored malt that does compliment well and is noticeably different that the traditional sweet caramel malts most brewers are using in their IPA’s these days…the more I drink, the more the grassy/floral hops show and leave any piney/citrus hops flavor that may have been present earlier…something though for me is off…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation…fluffs up bringing light, grassy bitterness to the palate…has a cheaper beer (a cheaper beer with tremendous mouthfeel) taste when this happens, but it isn’t necessarily a turnoff…wet, smooth, mildly robust…tons of earthy/grassy bitterness on the palate in the after taste that lingers…the carbonation and bitterness are as expected, I just don’t prefer the grassy tinge that comes along…(3.25/5)

Overall: This is a good beer, but now that I’m reading the bottle, I know why I don’t necessarily find it to be a “great beer” and that’s the Northwest hops…I should have known that this was a NW IPA by the copper color, but the taste really is identifiable…there’s an earthy robustness to this beer that I do like but the addition of roses and bergamot have added a floral/grassiness that turns me off a bit…it’s definitely worth sticking in a mix-a-six for experimentation, but I would have a hard time finding room in my heart (and fridge) for an entire sixer…if you like the NW hops flavor, this one is for you, otherwise, venture elsewhere…(3.5/5)

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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml purple can. Pours out a hazed yet bright copper hue, lots of carbonation culminating in a tall frothy ivory head with excellent retention. Sticky coral-like lacing.

Slightly bready malt on the nose, lemon and grapefruit rind present as a citrus element. Some grassy and pine notes as well.

Sweet bready malt up front in the flavour, herbal, citrusy, spicy hops on the back end. Well-balanced.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, velvety smooth texture, with moderate carbonation.

A clean and well-balanced IPA, that's where the strength of this one lies, making it a very drinkable example of the style without being a lopsided hop-bomb.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dar482
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a wonderful cloudy amber color. Just a beautiful looking beer. There isn’t much head nor aroma. I smell some hops, but it’s gentle.

There are some grapefruit flavor in a fresh bright tickle. There’s that West Coast piney flavor that IPAs over there have.

There isn’t too much of a body and unfortunately, the flavor falls off the tongue all too fast. There’s a bit of bitterness at the end, but that’s it. It has some spot on West Coast IPA IPA flavors, but it lacks a bit of depth. I would surely love it to just session as you can keep going in for more. Then again, there's something about that, which so attractive.

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,821 ratings.