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Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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3,207 Ratings
Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,490
Reviews:
1,239
Ratings:
3,207
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
550
Trade:
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Photo of orcafella
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutDontPout
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout80mizer
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dank resinous smell , pretty lookin brew...Great malt profile ..Smooth drinking IPA

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Photo of Griphon
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ProudGreen89
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A damn good IPA all around, it avoids the pitfalls of modern IPAs while giving us something a little skewed but I think some minor things could be tweaked to make it world class.

Pours a nice deep honey Amber with a 1 finger head that lingers for a good 8 minutes. More effervescent than cloudy with a nice aura around the edges of the glass.

Smell is very sweet (more on that later) with a nice hoppy freshness and maybe some citrus on top of very faint biscuit dough.

Tastes of pure sweet malts with a decent hop bite, citrus is there but not overpowering (which I appreciate). I think if the sweetness was dialed back a pinch and a longer dry hop would really launch this IPA into the stratosphere.

Mouthfeel is perfect, a little oily, thin on the finish and crisp after a good gulp begging you to come back for more.

Overall I really enjoyed this IPA and will be getting it again, this review was nitpicky but I really think it's a well crafted thing of beauty

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Photo of jaxon53
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyte
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenDorigan
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

I like Anderson Valley Brewing Company's beer, over all. They are heavy on the malts, so people who like sweetness in their brews will probably like their offerings. The sweetness in the Hop Ottin' IPA is well matched with some pretty, dog gone bitter hops, and thank God they're not heavy on Citra and Mosaic like every other IPA in the world, it seems like these days. But there is something about the sweetness in this beer that overpowers the hops. It's like a carnival candy sweetness and accompanying heavy syrupyness that is just too forward for the beer to be refreshing and not-too-filling, which it is. Makes my lips sticky, like an imperial IPA. I like this beer only occasionally because of the sweet heaviness. But I love the hop profile. If they thinned it out and reduced the sweetness while still maintaining the alcohol content, they would have a different beer, and one that I would probably like very much.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleManDan
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arrowsmith_
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of white_pony21
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradMueller
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwd
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dawon
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.39/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Decervecitas. Bottle. In Teku glass. Playing Life is Strange Before the Storm. 8 months after bff (my fault) Piney and very bitter. Not bad but its noticeable that the hops are old and a bit oxidized. To repeat fresher

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Photo of RC_Saunders
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kayakguy
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber with head and lacing last as you drink. This IPA has lots of aroma and flavor.
A solid West Coast IPA. This is worthy of a six pack.

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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,207 ratings