Hop Ottin' IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,255
Ranked #11,939
3.98 | pDev: 12.06%
Jul 26, 2022
Apr 23, 2001
Very Good
Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
Notes: 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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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one is from memory, and fond ones as this was one of the first west coast IPA's I ever had back in the '90's.
Rich and malty with exceptional balance , crystal clear amber color, tenacious head of foam and long, conife-resinous aftertaste. Caramel malt character with big C-hop bite.
Still good if not great as back when they were young.... like most of us.
Wait... you'll get there too.
Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deep, clear amber color, with a frothy head of white foam and layers of lace. Aromas of toasted grains, toffee and pine resin. Full flavors of caramel and toffee rounded out by pine resin, orange citrus and clean bitterness. Medium body, oily smooth feel and moderate but soft carbonation.
Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. I can't interpret the cryptic canning information.

L---Clear, rich amber color. Thick, off-white head with nice retention. It left beautiful lacing.

S---Sweet & fruity with a bunch of malt in the back. Citrus & pine.

T---More malty than hoppy. Caramel, bread, grapefruit, pine.

F---Medium to light bodied. Well carbonated.

O---A nice one.
May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7%. Deep golden colour, big off-white head. The aroma has plenty of fruity American hops, notes of fresh orange marmalade and grapefruit. The flavour is a solid hoppy attack from start to finish, with a subdued malty sweetness in the background. Very bitter aftertaste.
May 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by RMW66 from Australia

Feb 13, 2021
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
One of the problems with this brewery is that there isn't an identifiable production date. It's hard to get an accurate review when I'm not sure of the age of the beer. Nonetheless, this was one of my first favorite craft beers going back two decades when I first started drinking beer so I ought to give it a review. Purchased in six pack form.

Pours a beautiful reddish copper color with a generous billowy off-white head that graces the top of the glass with filigreed lacing.

Aroma is initially tea-like. Big dose of caramel malts. Followed by pine, and grapefruit hops.

This beer still has some hop bite so it must be fresh enough. It isn't wildly bitter but bitter enough for my taste. Taste of fruit, particularly citrus fruit, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Finishes with a piney hop finish. Not overpowering and the malt backing if tasty.

The mouthful is lasting and pleasant. Light-medium to medium bodied, well balanced and finishes clean.

Overall, I still enjoy this classic IPA and I know the rest of the 6 pack will be pleasant. Cheers!
Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.57 by markallmon from Tennessee

Nov 24, 2019
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Reviewed by MtnBiker from Oklahoma

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
One of my old time favorites that I haven't had in years but got a bottle today for old time sake. There is something special about Anderson Valley beers, they have a unique flavor to all of them that is very enjoyable to me. The unique flavor that each beer has gives me a comforting feeling, kinda like the smell of walking in your mom's house, or remembering an old girlfriend's perfume. There's just something that they use in their brewing that does this for me.

That said, this IPA is solid. It's not too hop forward and has more of a malt backbone to it than most. That's all you really need to know about it, it's good but not ground breaking, but it's reasonably priced. Try it, I doubt you'll be disappointed, but you probably won't be amazed. It's just good beer as it should be.
Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by FireMedk from California

3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is a bottled 22 oz. Anderson Valley IPA that has a darker copper color with a strong 1-2 finger head, along with a bitter hops and citrus taste you'd come to expect from a good IPA made in California. This has a very distinct malt taste that makes it a bit too sweet for my taste. Not really refreshing but I would sip on this as a dessert beer. Jk, all beers are refreshing and I don't sip beer, I drink it, but you get my point. Cheers!
Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by stratusjeans from Washington

May 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by BalancingBrooms from California

May 17, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by StanleysCup from Maryland

May 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

May 04, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 04, 2019
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer pours a beautiful copper amber color with over an inch of white foam with traces of the copper color mixed in. I would say it is a medium carbonation.
The nose hits you with pine and citrus notes.
The taste is exact with the aroma, more pine and citrus, followed with a bit of sweetness, and ending with that IPA dry hop bite.
Mar 26, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by orcafella from California

Mar 15, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by CJNAPS from California

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by StoutDontPout from Illinois

Jan 27, 2019
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Rated by Stout80mizer from Florida

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
Nov 30, 2018
Rated: 3.91 by Griphon from Florida

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by ProudGreen89 from Washington

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
Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Flyte from California

Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by BenDorigan from Oregon

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.
Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by AleManDan from California

Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by white_pony21 from Colorado

Jun 05, 2018
Rated: 3.3 by BradMueller from Colorado

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Mxsluis from Michigan

May 31, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by cwd from Kentucky

May 23, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Dawon from Korea (South)

May 21, 2018
Rated: 3.39 by TheCrowsEye from California

May 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

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
Apr 10, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by RC_Saunders from North Carolina

Mar 30, 2018
Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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