Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
Fresh from the case, the day it as delivered.
Had this one last year out the bottle and It just tasted stale.
Giving the can a chance.
A ~ Amber/copper with great clarity. Cream colored head. Soda Pop carbonation with spider web lacing that turned very sticky.
S ~ Peppery/Grassy hops and a whiff of biscuits
T ~ Grass follows through in a major way, as well as bit of leafy/herbaceous hops, black pepper & lemon peel. Buttered biscuit shines throughout as a good backdrop to the hops. Bit of bitter bark & toffee as well.
M ~ Tastes like a completely different beer from last year. Fresh.
Interesting medley of hops take turns being spicy, herby & sticky.
D ~ Great offering for a can as it will hopefully solve the freshness problem I previously had. Very different IPA that sets itself apart from other breweries. AVBC is rock solid for putting out cans.
07-23-2011 19:52:14 | More by chocosushi
4/5 rDev 0%
Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at 50 degrees. Picked up in a trade from mikesgroove...thanks!
A - Pours an orangish/golden color with a nice creamy, off-white head.
S - Comes across piney at first, but is met with grapefruit. Nice hearty aroma.
T - Hoppy malt is the dominant flavor/blend. Hops come through in the end, with a citrus background. Earthy/floral flavors on the crisp finish.
M - Medium, bubbly body with a nice bitter finish.
D - This is the second time I've tried this beer, and I enjoy (and appreciate) it much more this time around. A good IPA to keep on hand.
12-31-2006 20:35:10 | More by JohnnyM2002
4.11/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured in a Spiegelgau glass: 4F head which quickly resolved itself.
Light copper color- an attractive beer.
The aroma was not strong- light grapefruit and other citrus.
Mouth feel: quite smooth for an IPA, not well-carbonated, and transitioning well to the taste.
The taste was different at warmer and colder temps.
Colder temps- more grapefruit, malty, and a hoppy finish with some bitterness.
Warmer temps- less citrus, less bitter, and a cherry-like fruit taste. I preferred the beer at slightly warmer temps.
Overall: quite distinctive. The beer is different than other IPAs: there is a cherry/citrus taste, the MF is smoother, and the finish is more even- not overly bitter.
Worth checking out.
05-27-2014 02:30:02 | More by brureview
3.95/5 rDev -1.3%
355 ml. bottle. The label reminds me of Northern Exposure series :-) Amber colour, medium h ead that last long enough to leave a great lace. Smell of tropical fruits, pine, tea - or is that tobacco? Medium to full body, sticking in the tongue. Taste of tropical fruits, tea leaves, pine, notes of citrus and caramel. Great.
04-22-2014 21:38:07 | More by janubio
4.43/5 rDev +10.8%
Anderson Valley's reputation preceded my impression of their beers, as this is my first tasting. Everything I have heard is true, at least in this beer.
Color is ruby hued-light orange heavy brown color. Head is off-white, small, and leaves a moderate lace. Fragences of citrus and flowery; it greatly interested my nose and pulled my mouth to the glass subconsciously til the glass emptied. Very bitter flavors similiar to grapefruit and a light aftertaste that are semi sweet and extremely refreshing are prevelant in this beer. Carbonation is extremely light. The taste will keep any hop head's palate interested all night and keep them wanting another all night. I can say so by example.
03-25-2003 20:46:25 | More by allboutbierge
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
This stuff is an orange copper colour. A fluffy, off-white plume rose up quickly and sank back into the hazy underbody. Carbonation keeps the surface nearly full of white froth. Sticky lace adornments encircle the rim of the glass.
The smell is very pungent and floral. Citrus grapefruit appeal to the maximum. The label lays claim to a honey drenched malt flavour, and you can surely pull honey out of the nose. But this baby also has hops galore.
The taste throws a slight malty sweet honey ( the label is accurate ) notion into a hop onslaught. This sucker is a bitter beast. The drying effect of the finish just keeps intensifying after the swallow. Wow. The body is resinous and thick feeling. I think the bitterness does wonders at masking the alcohol flavour, but the warmth be lettin ya know. This one would definitely deserve another, but I only got one. Very nice.
04-25-2005 19:07:20 | More by SupaCelt
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
A really pretty deep golden, almost red body. Unfortunately, the head was pretty dull looking, with not much going on.
Piney hop smell blended with thick, sweet but roasty malts.
The taste is a really nice and interesting one. The piney hops get you at first, then are counteracted by a thick base of sweetish malts. Then the hops come back. Almost abrasively, but not really. For almost using the word 'abrasive', it's actually rather well balanced. Well hidden 7%, too.
Mouthfeel's on the heavier side, with light carbonation. I love the carbonation, but the mouthfeel itself is a little heavier and sticky than I would hope for.
Drinkability is a bit slow. But that's not a knock on the brew. This is a big, complex IPA.
08-03-2006 02:56:33 | More by DaveFL1976
3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
07-05-2012 13:00:01 | More by KMcG
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
Review from notes.
Pours a light yellow into dimpled mug so as to let this bastard breathe the hop aroma is strong with this one smelling more of grapefruit than pine, good finger's worth of head that dissipates with moderate carbonation.
Taste/Mouthfeel, good strong hop presence and flavor right up front that's balanced only slightly with a bit of malt before finishing with a crisp grapefruit like bite at the end.
Overall, a good IPA, but too hoppy to buy a sixer of and was the last of the Anderson mixer I had left to try. In fact this is my 2nd attempt as the 1st one ended up being shared with the drain as I was NOT ready for the hops the first go round. Glad I gave it another shot, I have a very fine line with this style as far as what I find balanced and palatable and what is a choke down/drain pour. As a rule I let IPA's breathe in a dimpled mug as opposed to the pint or shaker glass and I have this IPA to thank for that, much better the 2nd time.
03-11-2012 14:14:22 | More by Blueribbon666
3.43/5 rDev -14.3%
cloudy yellow orange in color with a large 2 finger head that dissipated down to a quarter inch. Not a huge smell for an 80 IBU beer. As advertised the beer has a huge hop kick. Ideal for hopheads, but perhaps a little too much for my likes. It is tough for me to pick out any other flavors. Not too bad going in, and a little floral alcohol tastes with a warming hop feel in the belly.
03-12-2011 04:16:26 | More by Glibber
4.4/5 rDev +10%
A- Translucent amber body with some haze, and an airy off-white head
S- A little citric hops, malty belly
T- Caramel malts, some sweetness in the middle and finishes wtih some spiciness and piney hop bitterness
M- Medium body and it's a bit confusing as the first sip was kind of a rough edgy mouthfeel, then when you swallow it's smooth...
D- Very good IPA, an excellent example of the style
01-21-2011 01:42:47 | More by aepb1
4.35/5 rDev +8.7%
Poured with a big nearly two finger in width head and a gorgeous body that was colored with lovely amber. One sniff proves this is all about the hops. It comes at you like a prize fighter, the left hand sends piney hop goodness at your nose followed up by just a hint of sweetness and lemon with the right. The taste kicks off with piney hops, a hint of sweet grapefruit and lots of wonderful bitterness. There's also a bit of lemon making it's presence felt but it tries to masquerade a bit behind the mask of the other hop flavors. The body is voluptuous and the carbonation tickles the top of your mouth with ever sip.
Although its a bit high in the abv (for me anyway), this is one you should consider yourself lucky to drink one after another. A true treat.
09-09-2005 08:00:35 | More by TheBungyo
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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