Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -3%
Pours a hazy medium brown with a huge head that lasted forever. great lace. Smells of citrus and floral hops, hops, hops. Taste is similar the the smell, citrus, floral and hops everywhere. Mouthfeel is good - not too heavy at all. To me its drinkability is OK, only because I am not a huge hop head. Nice bitter aftertaste. This is a very good IPA and well worth the price. Pick some up if you can.
08-22-2004 19:35:07 | More by sabrills70
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
This is a beer I could really debate my scoring on. Am I giving too high a score because it is fairly new to downtown Boston (on-tap) and a bit of a novelty?? Who cares? I am yet to try anything from Anderson Valley that I didnt think was decent.
Smooth orangey amber w/ a nice thickly bubbled cap of 4mm that holds remarkably well. Very nice lace--upgrading to 5 on appearance. For this style, this is about as perfect an appearance as you get. Smell is malty with cedarry hop elements. The woodiness takes over and is musty in the middle but it finishes extremely clean and dry. This is a well-balanced IPA, and I like it, I like it a lot. Dry tingly mouthfeel that is pleasant A nice American IPA.
09-07-2005 02:15:39 | More by rousee
4.08/5 rDev +2%
This beer was tasted in a pint glass from the bottle.
This beer pours a copper color with a frothy white head that holds and laces nicely.The smell is all citrusy and piney hops. The taste is all about the hops, piney and citrusy. There is also a strong sweetness from the malt. The body is nice along with a mellow carbonation. Overall, a good IPA.
08-24-2006 00:47:53 | More by MSchae1017
3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
Murkey orange in colour with moderate carbonation. Woodsy aromas dominate, with background notes of nuts and orange blossom honey. Flavor wise, there's a fair amount of citrus-spice-wood C-hop flavor, along with a fairly honey sweet undercurrent of caramel malt notes. Not nearly as bitter as I wanted it to be. Seems to be more of an APA to me, but it's still a fairly good beer overall.
07-18-2008 18:50:21 | More by fisherman34
3.95/5 rDev -1.3%
There is a nice two finger head of white froth sitting on top of this copper colored brew. Lacing is good, leaving many rings to let you know where the beer used to be.
Its aroma is mild, but contains hints of citrus.
The flavor is full of hop bitterness and is a bit piney with just a bit of citrus near the end.
Mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and is mildly carbonated.
This is a fine IPA, go get some.
10-18-2005 01:36:09 | More by Naes
3.68/5 rDev -8%
Clear, hazy orange body with 1 finger of white head.
Nose is mild citrus with noticeable maltiness.
Flavor is a tasty, but rather mild. A well balanced malt/citrus blend. A decent brew, but not really what I think of as a West Coast IPA.
Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation.
Drinkability is pretty good. I only purchased a single as a taster/reviewer, but enjoyed on tap it would probably make a good session brew.
02-15-2006 21:35:37 | More by ghostwalker
3.65/5 rDev -8.8%
Appearance: Color is orange-brown and it is slightly hazy. Head leaves trace lacing after quickly dissipating.
Aroma: Malt comes out first, caramel and bread tones. The hops, all over the map as I pick up pine, citrus flesh and citrus rind, are there too and make for a pleasant amalgam in the nose.
Taste: Same as the nose, the malt is what pops out, but it is the balance between the wide variety of hop flavors that make it tasty. The linger is where the oily and resinous qualities of the hop bouquet come out and sink their bitter teeth into the tongue.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This is a full bodied SOB of a beer. It even looks thick when twirled slightly in the glass. I feel like I've had DIPAs that were lighter than this. I don't think it is highly drinkable as the oily and thick nature of the body wear on the palette.
Overall: A good beer that is remarkable in its balance and melding of flavors. However, my personal tastes won't have me going for this one too often as it is rich and almost needs to be drank as an imperial style, not an IPA.
03-01-2011 01:25:05 | More by soze47
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,564 ratings.