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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,846 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,846
Reviews: 1,196
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 125
Gots: 311 | FT: 0
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

Our Hop Ottin’ IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with copious amounts of Columbus and Cascade. This beer is a showcase of the bright citrusy aromas, bold grapefruit and pine-like flavors, and resiny bitterness that hop heads crave. With a brilliant, deep amber color and solid malt backbone, hints of citron, roses, and bergamot climax with a dry, herbal finish in this well-balanced interpretation of a West Coast IPA.
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Ratings: 2,846 | Reviews: 1,196
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Justinbshelton
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of spicelab
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris@Slowbeer.

Begins to gush on opening but fortunately glass was at hand. Glowing amber with a cracking off-white head. Strong lace trails and a big pillowy island of foam that doesn't want to budge.

Strong caramel, toffee and biscuity malt backbone for a mostly sweet citrus hop profile. Tangerine, lime, lemon sherbet and cumquat. Some floral aromas and a touch of pine floating around. Malts are a bit too domineering.

Taste shows less sweet citrus and more of a spicy bitterness that offsets the malts a bit bitter than the fruitiness in the nose.

On the lighter side of medium with moderate carbonation and a very agreeable bitterness that hits early and hangs around for a while. Pretty close to faultless for the style and strength.

Very nice. Started a bit nonplussed but the fine calibration in the brewing of this is apparent by the end. Well drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of BrewMaster
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. The bottle has a fun description on the back and uses ANderson Valley, CA slang, which is a nice touch.

The beer pours with a frothy white head that thins slowly. A nice golden color to it. Aroma is thick with hops as well as a malty nose and great floral scents. Smells a bit rosy.

The flavor is hops hops and more hops. Nice floral hops dominate but are not overpowering or offputting. The flavor is tangy and sweet. Smooth palate with a crisp bread ending.

Photo of mickeymac
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's got the usual IPA color and a decent off-white head that sticks around a while. The smell and the taste are all hops. I like a hoppy beer when it's balanced by a nice malty flavor, but this one doesn't fit the bill. If the malt is there, the hops are beating it into submission with a baseball bat. If you like hoppy IPAs, check out selections by Alesmith, Stone, and Victory before picking up this one.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a rusty copper, which had an orange tint to it. Two fingers of billowy head developed and dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the outside.

Smell: Warning -- hops ahead. Grapefruit and orange citrus dominates, but there is a light and sweet caramel malt presence. A little bit of pine makes itself known, too.

Taste: Hoppy. Oh, yeah. The citrus from the smell comes through immediately, and is followed by the strong hop bitterness. It evens nicely after a couple sips and the hops are not so intense, allowing a citrus and caramel malts to come through.

Drinkability: Yeah, it's not my thing. It's too hoppy, but that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't like it.

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4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper with a big and very persistent head. Lots of lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is big citrusy grapefruit hops. Taste is mellow toasty carmel malt upfront. A little underlying malt sweetness throughout. Finishes with an herbal hop bitterness. Heavy creamy mouthfeel. This is a very rich tasting IPA. And by that I mean it has a fantastic maltiness behind the hops and even challenging the hops for center stage here. Also the heavy mouthfeel. Maybe the drinkability suffers a bit, but this is a great, and unique, IPA.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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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.

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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark orange and fairly clear. Very tight 3/4 inch head with great retntion and rings of lace down the glass.

S-grassy, spicely hops, some piney hops as well. Doughy malts at first followed by sweet carmel malts. A real nice fairly complex aroma but could be stronger.

T-The malts hit 1st bread and carmel, there is a hint of sweetness before the hops kick in. Piney, grassy and citrus hops push the malts back almost immediately following the initial malts lead. Some malts re-emerge only to be squelched yet again by the long bitter finish. Quite nice

M-hop oils coat pallete. Medium body, nice carbonation

D- easily could fit my definition of a session. IOW-No need to switch during a evening out or at a party.

Overall- a nice hoppy brew that offers some balance with malts that can be consumed easily as a one brew night.

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4.2/5  rDev +5%

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.