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Hop Ottin' IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

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2,715 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,715
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 110
Gots: 229 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-23-2001)
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Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

TonyY, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of kshankar
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber/copper..I can see the carbonation even with the deep color of the beer. Has a good level of foam..which recedes to a thick cap. Lacing as well

Good amount of malt backing with a floral hop aroma

Strong hop profile with some bitterness following, all with a nice malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with good carbonation. Drinkability is high..I could have a couple.

Solid IPA..recommended

kshankar, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of Hardcore
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hardcore, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

A – She is slightly cloudy deep golden color on pour. About one finger of white head that settles down to a nice cover. Sticky lacing.

S – Hops baby with plenty of citrus to go along for the ride.

T – The hop taste is right there but less subtle then the smell. I thought it would be a hop bomb but no indeed. Nice. Citrusy grapefruit right there. Just a little bit of sweetness that balances the flavor.

M – Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Just a bit drying at the end. No ABV felt at all.

O – Very nice brew here. The smell is great and the flavor is actually mellow compared to some. Has a nice sweetness that really balances this well. Great all around.

GallowsThief, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of DeFaz
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Skyscraper of a head that slowly melts, leaving very nice lacing. Darker amber in color that what I'm used to from an IPA.

Smell: Smells much more like an APA than an IPA. I'm not getting hops here--only caramel malt and sweetness and nut aromas.

Taste: Starts off big on the caramel malt. Somewhere in there is pine flavor from the hops, but the malt swallows most of it. Reminds me of Alpha King, a beer that I didn't care much for but that I know a lot of people like. I was anticipating a hop bomb (I mean, hop is in the title plus this is a west coast beer), but I suppose this is well balanced. It finishes too sweet.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of moderate, carbonation is also on the lower side. This doesn't go down all that easy for me.

Overall: Again, I understand that I may be disappointed because I didn't get the hop bomb I was looking for, but there's still some nice flavor here. The really sweet finish is what really turns me off. It's not something I would look for again, but those who like a sweeter IPA with nut and caramel flavors may love this one.

DeFaz, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of guezarka
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

guezarka, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of fivetime
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Quaffer
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer poured a hazy, deep amber color. A two-finger, off-white head rose up easily to and took a very long time to settle back down into the beer. As it did so, it became dense and fluffy and left a good portion of itself behind, stuck to the side of the glass. There was always some amount of foam present floating on this beer for the entire time that it was in the glass. Lots of lace left behind.

Smell: At first, the aroma was very light and, surprisingly enough, not very hoppy. There were some grapefruit-like notes of hops that flitted about, but they were in no way the dominating smell. Nice, roasted malt, reminescent of both bread and crackers, was the main component of the aroma. This was combined with a sharp fruitiness that smelled kind of tart, but thickly sweet as well. However, as the beer sat in the glass, the aroma developed into what I have come to expect from an IPA. A good, sharp, grapefruit hops smell balanced well against some nice, roasted malt. Ah, that's much better.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good, heavy feel on the back of the tongue. Nice and smooth, as well, with just a light carbonation tickle when it hit the back of the throat.

Taste: Upfront was some lightly sweet, lightly roasted malt. Then, in the middle came a decent dose of hops. They were definitely citrusy, becoming more herbal and menthol-like as the flavor progressed into the finish and on into the aftertaste. Also on the finish was a continuation of the sweet malt flavor that appeared earlier, but as time went on, it developed into a deeply roasted flavor that balanced out and complimented the hops very well.

This is a solid, well-balanced IPA. It was not the hops powerhouse that I (for some reason) thought it was going to be. Very nice.

A big thanks to noclueaboutbeer for hauling this one out to Kansas all the way from Connecticut. (You know that the local beer scene sucks when you have to have someone from Connecticut bring a beer to you in Kansas that was made in California.)

Quaffer, Feb 19, 2004
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

VaporDome, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

loganburgh, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of AKuehn47
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

AKuehn47, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Jtrigonis
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Jtrigonis, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

lilnicky068, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of bulldogg915
1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

bulldogg915, Mar 06, 2014
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
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

sbanacho, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of thecarster1
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber from saulcharlesworth - secret santa '09

a- bomber poured into a pint, full finger of creamy, bubbly head with nice retention, deep honey amber coloring with a slight haze to it.

s- rich caramel malt, juicy citrus hops, earthy, slight vanilla.

t- some metallic notes off the bat, smooth caramel malts blend nicely with tangy citrus hops, grapefruit pith, some herbal earthiness, hugely bittered - i mean HUGE. the finish is crisp, super bitter, and lingers LONG. this is the first 'mouth drier' i've ever had, it's like biting into a grapefruit rind. all that being said, i did enjoy it.

m- medium body.

d- this beer isn't what i was expecting, it's much more bitter but still manages to be drinkable. i'll take off a little bit on drinkability just because it's super bitter and drying. i finished the bomber solo with not too much trouble, i did enjoy, just not as much as i though i would.

thecarster1, Jan 23, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep reddish copper with a finger of loose head that quickly fades away. Spotty lacing on the glass. Smell is a great strong dose of hops -- juicy grapefruit dominating with a resinous pine scent coming through as well. Taste starts off with a sweet caramel malt which is quickly overrun by piney/floral hops and finishing with a strong lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Very nice flavorful hops presence without an overwhelming bitterness. Medium bodied with a slightly oily coating mouthfeel. Overall this is a really easy drinking IPA, something I could easily drink in a session, and really hides the 7% alcohol suberbly.

cubedbee, Aug 16, 2005
Photo of orfeu
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber. Clear copper, active carbonation. Huge soapy, frothy off-white head and sticky lace rings every 1/8" inch. Massive Cascade aroma: grapefruits, floral scents. Hints of vanilla. Caramel malt, maybe, too. Maybe. Juicy grapefruity Cascades assault my tongue. Finish of chewy, biscuity malts. This is 100% about the hops, but enough malt abides as a check. I'd surely drink this one again. Overall, an excellent IPA.

orfeu, Jan 22, 2006
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this beer on special @ European Street Jax Beach, 2/2010 Grib Crawl. On special for $2 a bottle.

Orange/amber in color. Evident hop aromas on a solid malt backbone. Tastes as it smells with a more malt forward profile for an IPA. Never heard of this IPA, and it was a nice surprise @ $2 a bottle. I would drink it again.

unclejimbay, Mar 02, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy medium brown with a huge head that lasted forever. great lace. Smells of citrus and floral hops, hops, hops. Taste is similar the the smell, citrus, floral and hops everywhere. Mouthfeel is good - not too heavy at all. To me its drinkability is OK, only because I am not a huge hop head. Nice bitter aftertaste. This is a very good IPA and well worth the price. Pick some up if you can.

sabrills70, Aug 22, 2004
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5/5  rDev +25%

sebaastionb, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Kornoms
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Kornoms, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Necronomad
4/5  rDev 0%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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