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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,482 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,482
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 98
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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Photo of TheBungyo


4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 08:00:35 | More by TheBungyo
Photo of janubio


3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 21:38:07 | More by janubio
Photo of Blueribbon666


3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 14:14:22 | More by Blueribbon666
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-31-2012 02:45:18 | More by NCbeerpirate
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

03-11-2014 12:35:44 | More by ConradKenney
Photo of charlesw

New York

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Coming right on the heels of the southern star, it's easy enough to compare things like appearance. A very clear light amber with medium head of tiny white bubbles. Ridiculously clingy and lasting lace.

Smells sharp and crisp: Pride of ringwood and hallertauer hops, perhaps? Faint earthy tones.

I'm having trouble getting the initial flavor - of nailing it down. It ends in a lingering bitterness. Some citrus, a fair amount of pine, and your mouth just watering - begging you to drink some more.
There's a fair amount of subdued hop to start with. Citrus and gently sweet all around your mouth (finishing, again, with your mouth watering).

It's nice to drink. I'd think that this would make a great lawnmower beer when super fresh and super cold. As in, there would be enough flavor to overcome the cold. And the hops bite through your thirst in a nice way.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 01:29:49 | More by charlesw
Photo of baiser


4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper orange colour, with a soapy white head. Fruity and floral aroma, very well controlled. Extremely well balanced IPA. Lots of hop flavours, piney, citrusy, bitter, dry and very delicious. Good malt base. Full bodied, smooth and very drinkable. Not overly hopped like other IPAs in Cali. Just an extremely well done ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 08:08:13 | More by baiser
Photo of brureview


4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

05-27-2014 02:30:02 | More by brureview
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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange and arrived with a beautiful finger of dense, rocky foam. The nose is a saliva producing fresh floral hop with an undercurrent of sweet malt.

Initial taste is dominated by fizzy carbonation and a lighter hop bite than expected. Midtaste is all-malt with a mouthfeel which runs a little thin for a Left Coast IPA.

The finish is comprised of a slow hop fade fairly standard for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2005 16:38:38 | More by IceAce
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-07-2013 23:05:42 | More by cletusdog
Photo of genog


3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange color with a creamy, fizzy 1 inch off white head. Lingers around for a while and leaves a good amount of lacing all along the glass. Smell is of herbs, and citrus, I smell grapefruit on this one. I can also smell some grape wine aroma at first. Initial taste is sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Mouthfeeling is watery with some soft carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 04:15:22 | More by genog
Photo of baconman91


5/5  rDev +25%

05-31-2012 17:34:58 | More by baconman91
Photo of slvrmon82


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

This one I just picked up at a local store this afternoon. The appearance is an orange gold color. Little bit of haze. Smell is pretty sweet and mild. Taste is very nice. It is thick and creamy and oh so hoppy delicious. The mouthfeel is very creamy. This is an excellent mild tasting ale for 7% ABV. It is good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 22:42:18 | More by slvrmon82
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4/5  rDev 0%

08-06-2013 02:21:03 | More by roodie
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one off the tap at Publick House. The best part of this beer was the freeness (thanks, Ari!).

Appearance - An orangish amber color. A solid little inch or inch and a half of head.

Smell - The citrus and pine hopiness, with a little more sweetness than expected.

Taste - A little grapefruit, and a little pine, but sweeter than expected (or desired). It seems to be missing a layer. It has some depth, but the stops.

Mouthfeel - Good, solid body, without being troublesome.

Drinkability - Really pretty good. That said, not a bomb IPA. Just a smooth, well made one.

The freeness was awesome, but the beer was certainly pretty good as well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2008 08:13:17 | More by callmescraps
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4/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2011 22:26:18 | More by ineva
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2014 19:52:36 | More by toppoop
Photo of StoneBrewFanatic


4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours cloudy copper into my pint glass with two fingers of head, moderate retention and nice lacing.

S - Sour dough bread, caramel malts, grapefruit and honey.

T - Nice hop front, grapefruit and malts, followed by a lot of pine and resin aftertaste, strong bitterness as well which can be a bit of an acquired taste, but a very enjoyable quality in my opinion.

M - Well balanced and creamy, medium body and very well balanced.

D - Glad I finally picked this one up, definitely on the top of my IPA list and will be sure to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 00:06:19 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2012 19:23:29 | More by GoGators
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-18-2012 23:41:19 | More by Ted
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a nice IPA

not a pungent aroma, but has a nice citrus/malty smell to it.

a little bit metallic in the beginning, then it opens up with a hoppy kick, and a light malty flavor.

The beer is on the hoppy side of balanced which I like, its a good beer, worth drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 01:17:33 | More by flannelman808
Photo of dankjohn


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-01-2013 00:12:03 | More by dankjohn
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-21-2012 21:19:14 | More by CSQ1111
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-26-2013 21:40:02 | More by mlefebvre7
Photo of iceball585

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden copper color, semi-cloudy, one finger thick head that lowered to a thin layer that lasted well, some rising carbonation bubbles throughout

S- Strong citrus hops, earthy, flowery, herbs, light malts

T- Flowery hops, lemons, sweet, caramel, light malts, grains, bready, hint of pine

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, full of flavor, heavy oily finish

D- Worth buying again

This is what I would consider a well-rounded IPA. The flavors last well and doesn't fade too quickly like a lot of other IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 22:17:13 | More by iceball585
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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