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 #1,102
Ranked #11,584
3.98 | pDev: 12.06%
Sep 18, 2023
Apr 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 by meathookjones:
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Reviewed by meathookjones from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I have been on a hop frenzy as of late and with a name like Hop Ottin IPA I couldn’t pass this one up even with a sixer of Smutty Nose IPA in hand. What the hell is up with the bear with the antlers? This one comes out a nice amber orange color with a tremendous off white head that comes billowing out the glass is you are too careless. The giant pillow of a head eventually falls to a quarter inch head that stays with you thru the consumption of the beer and leaves and excellent coating lacing all around the glass that seems to cling of indefinitely. Hell there is even the head in the bottom of the glass after the beer is gone and I drank it fairly slow. Aroma is full of citrus hops kicking about and a bit of a sweet malt balancing out all the hop ottin going on in the nose. Up front in the taste is the sweet caramel flavor of malt before the grapefruit and orange citrus hop flavors come through. These hops defiantly dominate after showing up on the palette and don’t relent until minutes after you’ve swallowed. A nice dry bitter after taste is present that is a bit citrus in nature. Excellent mouthfeel with a creamy coating flavor and good carbonation. This is defiantly a sessionable beer as I could easily sit and drink the 6 I have and want more afterwards. Very good IPA that I recommend to all and especially the hopheads, maybe I will figure out the antler bear after a few more.
Jul 10, 2004
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Reviewed by EVH5150

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is a great, solid west coast IPA. The thing that stands out most to me with Hop Ottin' is the maltiness. I absolutely love how it balances out the heavy hops in this one. I love this beer and buy it whenever i find it in my area, which is rare.
Sep 18, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - deep amber, solid white head, good lacing left behind
Smell - citrus, piney, grapefruit, malty
Taste - citrusy, spicy, grapefruit, malty sweetness, piney
Feel - medium body and carbonation, resinous piney finish, dry
Overall - Nice citrus, piney smell coming off the can and into the pour. Love the spicy, citrusy, sweet malt flavors that come thru. Kinda reminds me of Torpedo with the piney resinous finish. Hop Ottin' is a very tasty IPA and I'm looking for more. Pairs well with On The Hunt by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Enjoy!
May 11, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Apr 25, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 31, 2023
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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
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