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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,597
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 102
Gots: 188 | 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 TheDM
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Initial pour formed a nice head of small to medium, bubbles in a white head that slowly but surely decreased in size. It has a nice amber brown colored body with some yeast floating in it. Its aroma was just tolerable and smelled a bit off. Its taste was initially not to my liking with a taste of clove and bitterness and with a aftertaste that I did not prefer. All in all not a brew I would recommend.

TheDM, Jul 01, 2003
Photo of Treb0R
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of yuenglingade
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

yuenglingade, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of scooter231
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy grapefruit juice. That's what this looks like. A creamy, yellow tinged head that leaves clumps of bubbles and a rim of lace around the edges.

Smells citrusy, hoppy- very hoppy- and there's a tich of honey/maltyness to it. Taste is quite jabby- attacks you with a good balance of hops, maltyness, and an orangey zestyness- and then immediately runs away. Leaves you with a very clean palate- no remnants of aftertaste. I appreciate this, but... I kind of like savoring. Oh well. Tastes a bit different than other IPA's I've had- perhaps a different hops is used. Instead of a sour taste, I get more... breadyness. It's calmer, without leaving you wanting for the hops. A mature IPA compared to a young, rebellious, teenager IPA.

Mouthfeel is delicoius- not too bubbly, not too chewy, and a bit slick- very smooth. Highly drinkable- I would try this again- and again. A very well balanced IPA.

scooter231, Oct 12, 2005
Photo of PintOHops
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Glass - Pint

A - Orange/copper color with a 2-finger head, it's white & kinda dense. Retention is great. You can see lite-moderate Co2, left some very nice looking lacing.

S - Tree sap like aroma with fruity pineapple/grapefruit combo. A little sweet with soft notes of cracker & caramel undertones. Pretty big on the citrus fruitiness & rind.

T - Big rind & tree sap like flavors upfront, fruity pineapple/grapefruit follow with a bit of citrus that cuts through the pretty big bitterness on the finish. I got a bit of toast & cracker mixed up somewhere beneath the barrel of hops, about it for the malts in this beer. A bit of alcohol as it warmed. Long lingering rind/burnt kinda bitterness.

M - Around medium bodied, moderately crisp, actually feels a little thin.

D - A pungent IPA with around average drinkability. I could drink a couple pints & be cool with that before the big hop bitterness becomes overpowering. This is great IPA, solid, Ive got my favorites over this one, but it really comes down to preference with such a full flavored brew. I recommend it. Cheers!

PintOHops, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

cletusdog, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
4/5  rDev 0%

jpaulsen, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Snellgg5, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of Jamstone714
4/5  rDev 0%

Jamstone714, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of TheTrevor
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer poured a reddish amber with very little head. The scent is citrusy with a bit of pine and some floral hops. The taste has a definite citrus element to it, and with the hops bitterness it's almost like taking a bite out of the side of a grapefruit except in a really refreshing way. The mouthfeel is very crisp and a little dry. I definitely enjoy this beer and wouldn't be surprised if I found myself picking it up in the future.

TheTrevor, Nov 30, 2007
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

BeerNDoggerel, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of miadw3
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

miadw3, May 01, 2013
Photo of SimonTja
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

SimonTja, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Jmoore50
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The overall feel of this beer is great. Just wanted to state my personal opinion first.

The appearance once poured is real good. Has a nice golden brown color and produces a nice frothy off-white head that got up to two fingers. A beautiful color, really, because when left to sit and gain temperature, the golden brown color really stands out and gives off a great homebrewed look.

The smell is nice, flowery hops is the first smell. I also get a nice sugar smell, sweetness that most likely came off of the hops.

The taste, like all good beers is the best part. Not to be captain obvious but this beer has a hop flavor. Not only does it do well with the hops, as it should because it is an IPA, but the smoothness of the mouthfeel helps it overall also. It dances nicely and also goes down smooth. I had it at three different temperatures. Ice cold, which was refreshing and gave the best mouthfeel. A warmer temperature as it was left to sit gave the smell a more distinct hop aroma. Then at room temperature where it was enjoyed at its highest quality. Overall a very drinkable and sessionable brew, deff. worth a repeat buy.


Jmoore50, May 22, 2009
Photo of loupap
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

loupap, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of drewbage
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on cask at the 2003 San Diego Real Ale Festival

This might be one of the most surprising beers at the SD Real Ale Festival. Normally, this beer is one that screams with the hops. However, the cask conditioning really brought out the malt.

The brew presents a sandalwood hop and malt aroma. Piney hops start the flavor, but quickly fade out to a caramel malt body that holds off the onslaught of the finishing hops.

drewbage, Jun 01, 2003
Photo of brealbg
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

brealbg, Oct 12, 2012
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.

brureview, May 27, 2014
Photo of g_jenkins
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

g_jenkins, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of silverking
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

silverking, May 14, 2013
Photo of jshusc
4/5  rDev 0%

jshusc, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of goschool
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The newly remodeled Ralph's might be freezing cold, but they have Anderson Valley beers.

Appearance: The pour is copper/orange with a slightly smaller than average sized white head.

Smell: The nose has pine, citrus, and floral hops in front of caramel malts. It's more balanced than the hop assault you get from a lot of IPAs.

Taste: The flavor profile has all kinds of bitter hops- citrus, pine, and floral. A bit of toffee and sweet caramel comes in, not to balance the bitterness, but to add complexity.

Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a chewy texture and nice carbonation.

Drinkability: This is one on the best IPAs. It doesn't blow you away with bitterness, it's just a solid, tremendous brew. Still an ugly label though.

goschool, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of mcsauter82
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

mcsauter82, May 11, 2013
Photo of chrishiker1409
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

chrishiker1409, May 19, 2014
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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