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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
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2,812 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,812
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 122
Gots: 286 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of shbobdb
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I reach for an IPA, this is the kind of beer I want to find in my hand. Yummy, yummy. This was a nicely bitter beer that managed to balance the 7% alcohol and high hop content with that magic quality: good taste. This beer comes highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

A top-notch IPA. Poured with a nice amber color with not too much of a head. Sipped over a long period and it had a lace which stayed throughout. It had an appropriate hoppy smell and a powerful Cascade(I believe) taste, but not overpowering. Enough of a malt taste to keep the hops within balance. Very drinkable for the style.

Photo of tonistruth
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- clear, dark straw with a red/orange tint, sports a 1" off white fluffy head, great retent and lacing.

S- floral, piney, hop oils, sweet, citrus

T- some sweetness, overall bitter. starts with pine, finish mainly citrus with a spicy pine bite. sweet honey aftertaste. citrus flavors lingers throughout brew along with a honey and malt sweetness.

M- medium body, smooth and crisp, leaves a tasty light film on gums to lick off later.

D- very yummy, solid, well crafted IPA. This brew is a must.

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you"
-The Stranger, "The Big Lebowski"

12 oz bottle served lightly chilled in a pint glass. Little blurb on the inside of the bottlecap read, appropriately, "Step up to Hop Ottin'"

Appearance: Clear dark orange with hints of brown topped by a yellowish thick white head. A solid cap of foam was retained and left big ol' specks and blobs of lacing appropriate to the style.

Smell: Intensely hoppy nose composed of grapefruit, pinesap, orange rind, and some subtle spices. Kiss of honeyed sweetness. Smell's like Randall the Enamel Animal's armpit.

Taste: Pow! A full frontal assault of Pac-NW hops. It's all rooty-tooty-fresh-fruity-and-sprucy for me! Again, it's like a Randallized beer, but w/o Randall. Very bitter, but with a surprisingly strong malt backbone (not a full-fledged skeleton, though). Peppery aftertastes.

Mouthfeel: This is burly and rough on the mouth. Tastes like burning! Hoppy aftertastes and burps aplenty.

Drinkability: Liquid crack for hopheads. The dry hopping is very evident in this beer. If steroidally enhanced IPA's are your bag, say hello to your new set of luggage. Fully enjoyable, though I think I prefer Hop Devil pricewise. Not quite a session beer, but dang close.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of Atlas1
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like to keep a sixer of IPA in the fridge for personal consumption, mixed in amongst the singles that are for more special occasions... or not-so-special occasions. This weekend my sixer is the Anderson Valley Hop Ottin'. Not a bad choice.

Pours a nice copper orange color with a fat two-finger head which not only sits there like stagnant river foam (which is meant as a good thing in this case, mind you), but leaves a nice looking lace all around the pint glass as the beer goes down. What a pretty beer. The aroma here is nice and hoppy as one might expect, but otherwise not all that exciting. I'm not getting much else out of it besides the hops, and maybe some pine scent. It's nice, like I said, but not remarkable. But the taste is where it all begins to come together. The citrus in this beer hits you hard up front, under the tongue, and almost immediately. Very nice touch in my opinion. A very pleasant balance with the malt here is also noticeable. Finishes with the classic IPA kick in the back of the mouth and down the throat. I get notes of orange, lemon, and pine. I can also detect a noticeable alcohol presence here, but not so much that it detracts from the rest of the beer. This is a very nice tasting IPA. Sturdy mouthfeel all around. This is quite a drinkable beer, and I could see myself grabbing another sixer next week as well. Another solid effort from the folks at Anderson Valley.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Murph
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man do I love hops. This is another great offering from a great brewery. Pours a great golden orange color with a huge sticky head. Nice citrus and floral hop aromas. Strong hop kick in the mouth is immediate but it mellows to show a small malty underside. Balanced just enough for me. Crisp in the mouth and very drinkable. Just an all around great beer. I love IPA's and this is definitely one of my top 5.

Photo of EStreet20
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The third of the three AVBC beers that have popped up in my local liquor store. The first two have not disappointed. Here goes.

12 ounce bottle. 16 ounce shaker pint glass.

A - A very nice murky golden color with about two fingers of bubbly white head. Head looks rocky in places but stays nicely.

S - Some floral smell along with some kicks of citrus. Not a HUGE hop aroma, but definitely a "hops forward" IPA.

T - Much as the smell would let on, hops come at you. Some citrus mixed in with an initial bitter rush. Some sugary malts come through in the middle and give way to a bitter finish.

M - A nice medium body that coats the mouth with hoppy goodness.

D - A nice hoppy IPA. Goes down fairly smooth but still smacks you in the head with hops.

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

A: Thick two fingers of creamy, off-white head over a relatively clear amber and dark copper brew. Great retention and sticky lacing all over.
A: Good hoppy presence on the nose with some florals and pine standing out. Discernible malty backbone.
T: A hoppy kick to the mouth, rich in that pine I love so much. Sip mellows out to a balanced brew with a malty backbone offering support but not taking away from that perfumy hop bitterness.
M: Barely medium-bodied with good carbonation. Leaves an oily residue of bitters throughout.
D: This is a solid IPA from one of my favorite breweries. Right up there with Torpedo (in the extra IPA sense).

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Soonami
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a reddish hazy brown with a dusty, off-white head that had great sustain

S - Toasty, biscuity with a hint of butter. Herbal hops provide an earthy fragrance

T- Caramel, sweet bread with a fruit juiciness followed by hop/grapefruit bitterness

M- Chewy and thick

D- highish abv for an IPA, very flavorful. I finished a bomber, but could not imagine any more than that

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful orange-hued, amber body with a head that looked like it came off a bad ass vanilla malt. Intense lacing left all over the glass.

Smell: There was some serious dry hopping on this one. The piney, citrusy notes kick you right in the grill.

Taste: The bitterness takes a second to kick in with this. Although compared to other regular IPAs, this one has some bite that will ward off the weary.

Mouthfeel: The body may be a little thin. I would have liked a little more malt to come through. Still, a lot going on in the mouth.

Drinkability: An amazingly awesome IPA that can sure kick your ass in a hurry if you don't respect its power. I am betting that a fresh bottle of this off the line or on tap would be on the verge of amazing. Tough to go wrong with this one!

Photo of PhageLab
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint glass.

A - Hazy orange/copper coloration came with a fingertip's worth of froth that stuck around. Lacing was immaculate.

S - Bold citrus aroma, almost acidic. Lemon and grapefruits perhaps.

T - A wonderfully balanced bitter profile. Smooth and citrusy as well. I was surprised, however, to find this under the American stylization, I had it pegged for an English. Not "hoppy" in the least when compared to Two Hearted or Big Daddy.

M - Medium bodied, great carbonation level, slight oily residue, nice smooth finish. Bitterness lingers for just a few moments after a sip.

D - Pretty decent here, I could do a few before having to move on. To many the bitterness might be a bit overwhelming, but if you like bitters or English IPA's, this will be right up your alley. Warning to hop heads, this one may mislead you. Definitely worth trying regardless.

Photo of chumba526
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears amber gold in color.

Smells grassy, and citrusy.

It tastes nice there is a nice citrus flavor a bit of caramel malt. A floral flavor is also there.

The carbonation is moderate high

Drinkability is pretty good I could drink a few.

Overall a stereotypical version of a good IPA. It tastes very good better than most. But at the same time it does not seem original.

Photo of BierReise
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark gold with a thick fluffy head. Nice floral hoppy aroma with fruit notes, Crystal? Very similar to Rogues Brutal Bitter. Flavor has good grainy malt blended well with lots of hops that really make this a bitter IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and wet. Finishes bitter that lingers. Nice retention.

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

Pours a hazy amber color with a well-retained head that leaves behind a sticky, sprawling lace. Citrus hops and a touch of sweet malt in the aroma. Spicy grapefruit hops dominate the flavor with some light caramel grainy malt as well. Grassy hops and a hint of caramel in the lingering, bitter finish. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with fairly active carbonation.

The grapefruit character of the hop bite is a bit too much if you ask me, but otherwise it’s a decent IPA and certianly one of Anderson Valley’s better brews. Recommended.

Photo of brywhite
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,812 ratings.