Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
BA SCORE
3.99/5
3,176 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.

Added by stirgy on 04-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,716
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
3,176
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
538
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,176 |  Reviews: 1,236
Photo of velosuds
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date. Single purchased for $1.69.

A-A normal pour produced a gargantuan head that filled half the glass. Couldn't fit the whole beer in one pour. In fact, this starting foaming as soon as the bottle cap was removed. Otherwise, appearance normal for an IPA. Beautiful golden amber hue.

S-Citrus hops, especially grapefruit. A hint of malt sweetness in aroma. Pleasant, but hops are too faint. Not nearly as robust as the label promises.

T-Hoppy, but not quite enough so. The taste is balanced by a nice malt presence that is faint, but not overly sweet. Bitter up front, but finishes without the taste buds being assaulted. This was good.

M-Smooth and well balanced. Nice carbonation level.

D-This went down very easily and I would readily reach for another. Taste improves as it warms.

This was more balanced than typical West Coast IPAs. I probably won't buy this often since my favorite IPAs, Racer 5 and Stone IPA, are just as affordable.

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Photo of niklas0770
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An amber to light red-brown fluid with a 2 finger head that quickly fades to a thick lid.

I smell lots of dry hops, just as I expected. Some sweetness from honey or syrup, lots of fruits as well, apricot maybe... A very rich and warm smell.

As for the taste is starts out with the sweetness and a warm feeling. It's a lively and very enjoyable sweetness, it's fruity but I'm not so sure about the apricot any more...
At the end the bitterness of the hops hits you, but they get less intense as the beer gets warmer. It ends up with a dry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is warm, kind if "round" thick. Very well balanced and It feels very exclusive I must say.

This is a very high quality beer and there for I wouldn't like to have it to often. I want it to be one of those beers you pick up when you want to treat yourself to something special. But I would never say no to this brew.

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Photo of berley31
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a small-moderate-sized, off-white, creamy head that exhibited good lacing and pretty fair lasting power. Body is dark orange, copperish, and hazy.

S: Fairly strong hop aroma... citrusy hops are definitely dominant (orange and lemon). Hint of malt character.

T: Very fruity hop flavor, with a touch of malt sweetness in the background. A bit of pine character is in there as well. Moderate-to-high bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation, and fairly creamy.

D: Quite a nice American IPA... I like the touch of pine in the flavor with the citrus dominating.

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Photo of dqrull
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear amber with a one finger high head that has a slightly off-white colour.

Smells of floral and citrusy hops, the citrus is almost reminiscent of oranges and clementines, and a bit of grape as well. Quite a piny-prescense as well, almost resiny, almost.

Taste starts off with a more earthy hop-prifile than expected from the nose, with a robust malt prescense keeping the hops company as they morph into a more citrusy approach, much grape and an accomplished and well balanced bitterness at the end.

Creamy and light in the mouth, a pleasant drink.

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Photo of BigRizz62
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamHart22
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - a nice coppery color. Lacing was light, white, a a touch foamy.

S - classic ipa. Citruis, grapefruit, little grass in there.

T - really nice hop/malt balance. The sweetness is there but kept at bay, and you get tht nice bite from the hops but its not unpleasantly piney like a new Sierra Nevada Pale is

M - best part of this beer. Substantial without getting heavy, piney, or syrupy. Finishes amazingly clean. Definitely easy to session this beer.

O - a great example of an American IPA. I got this as a single in a craft beer six pack mix and plan on looking for more of it.

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Photo of mikerieder
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldriver
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy deep amber with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is bready malt, citrus fruit, and apricot. Flavors of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, peppery spice, and toffee, Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with dry finish that hangs on the tongue. Overall a very drinkable west coast style IPA.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap at Redbones and was very impressed. I love good IPA's and this is definetly top notch. Copper in color with a small head that lasted. On to the important part, the hops. You smell and taste hops from the beginning to the end. Not overpowering but perfect, with a hint of citrus. If you have the chance to try this on tap do not pass it up.

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Photo of deepchills
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was kindly gifted to me in a 12oz bottle.

It pours a rich copper with little head.

The nose is very floral. The brewery mentions roses and that’s what you’ll smell.

The 80 IBUs are right up front, nicely bitter, light citrus and pine in the middle and a crisp floral finish.

Well carbonated and an excellent, heavy feel in your mouth. The heavy feel makes me think there would be more sweetness to it, and if you give the beer a chance to warm just a little you’ll get a light malt sweetness.

Excellent beer. Would drink more but my jerk friend only gave me one.

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Photo of jb413
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a beautiful copper/caramel/orange with light orange on the edges. Nice inch and a half of rocky light tan head that shrinks moderately to a nice thin topper. Lace piles on down the tumbler.

S - Hop first nose smacks of floral goodness. Some caramel toasty malt as well but it's all about the hops on this one.

T - Nice juicy hops with various floral and herbal notes. Piney and resiny in the background. Malt underlies nicely with bread and caramel/toffee accents . Slightly bitter on the finish with a clean dry hop finish.

MF - Somewhere past medium bodied, nice carbonation, good finish.

A solid malt backbone with a great hop profile. Essentially a dry-hopped amber that does everything right.

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Photo of audzeejs
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burl41
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- An amber color with a great two finger head with decent retention.

Smell- Great hop character with a sweet malt note at the end. Not as powerful as many other American IPA's however quite nice overall.

Taste- Citrus, some resin, a range of hop notes, without an overpowering bitterness. Balanced well with a strong malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- I'd say only slightly above average, not watery not heavy

Drinkability- This reminds me of early craft beer in 90's. Not an assault of an IPA but a balanced wonderful brew with nothing to dislike. This is one IPA that all beer fans must try.

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Photo of Floyd80108
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of brakspear
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A fantastic looking IPA....a rich copper body topped with a creamy, thick head than clings patchlike to the glass. There is no subtlety anywhere in this ale...hops, hops, and more hops dominate the aroma, with just a smidgen of spicy fruit in the distance. The taste is again a fullpress assault of hop bitterness, but somewhere in the back there is a hint of caramel maltiness. The body is chewy and rich...which makes this beer a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of stomioka
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of qcghost
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamNowek
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Skrumpy
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber in color with a bit of haze. Orange cream head that recedes to a solid film, leaving plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, pine, malt, and there are earthy and herbal notes as well. Deep hops flavor, grapefruit, tangerine, pine and herbs. Resinous mouthfeel with a dry finish. Well balanced and smooth, but plenty of flavor. Excellent beer overall.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The only thing that keeps this beer from being my favorite session beer is the alcohol. I love everything else about it. Perfect blend of hops/malts, looks great, smells wonderful.

This looks like amber honey with a nice fluffy head to it. Smells hoppy and sweet with maybe a touch of honey or something in there.

Wonderful taste. Nice malty warmth upfront followed immediately by a wave of citrusy hops and finishes bitter. Very nice IPA.

I loved this beer. Loved it.

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Photo of rousee
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a beer I could really debate my scoring on. Am I giving too high a score because it is fairly new to downtown Boston (on-tap) and a bit of a novelty?? Who cares? I am yet to try anything from Anderson Valley that I didnt think was decent.

Smooth orangey amber w/ a nice thickly bubbled cap of 4mm that holds remarkably well. Very nice lace--upgrading to 5 on appearance. For this style, this is about as perfect an appearance as you get. Smell is malty with cedarry hop elements. The woodiness takes over and is musty in the middle but it finishes extremely clean and dry. This is a well-balanced IPA, and I like it, I like it a lot. Dry tingly mouthfeel that is pleasant A nice American IPA.

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Photo of Troyone
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Noticed this at Trader Joes in the past however always bought the Barney Flats.

Pours an amberish copper color with a thick off white, almost biege, two" head. Swirled the last bit around and topped it off and can see a little yeast suspension and lots of carb action.

Lots of esters in the aroma, florals and pine with some grapefruit evenly balanced. There is some caramel malt in the mix.

Took a big gulp and right away notice the crisp grapefruit and pine with a hint of alcohol flavor in the balance. The malt is sweet and well balance allowing the hop flavors to dominate. The finish is not quite moderately bitter with the hop flavors and malt smoothness.

Smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with a balance of a crisp carbonation feel. There is a hint of an alcohol warming effect throughout.

Drinkability is good for those of us who like bitterish IPAs.

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Photo of ClearDog
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an imperial pint glass.

Appearance -- Great head . . . three fingers. Nice light amber color. I like my IPA's a little cloudier. Nice lacing.

Smell -- Nice and hoppy. Wonderful smell. It's intoxicating.

Taste -- Floral and hoppy. Great bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel -- Medium feel

Drinkability -- Quite drinkable. A very good California IPA. One could easily throw back a couple bottles in one sitting. Very pleasant.

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Photo of crownrl28
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcm119
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A long-time favorite of mine, this IPA has been very consistent over the past 10 years and if anything has improved slightly in the past few years.

Pours an orange-amber color with an eggshell head that holds some sticky lace until the end. The nose is slightly sweet, spicy citrus rind with some wisps of doughy malt. Grapefruity hops unfold to a medium-full bodied, deeply hoppy mid-palate that shows some soft, bready malt. Hints of tea and candied lemon come through as the beer warms slightly. The mouthfeel is delicate with soft carbonation. It finishes long, with full citrus rind hops and a fleeting hint of sweetness.

At one time one of the hoppiest beers available, AV IPA has since been surpassed by products of the IPA boom in pure hoppiness, but it remains one of the most balanced, drinkable, and consistent CA IPAs. This beer has fresh, bright hop character and a sturdy yet very refined, soft malt profile.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,176 ratings
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