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Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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3,177 Ratings
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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:
#3,887
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
3,177
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
538
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle. Left a two finger head that eventually receded to a one finger head that lingered all the way to the end !Amazing ! Excellent lacing all the way to the end. There was even a one finger head at the bottom of the glass when there was nothing left of the body ! Color was a translucent orange amber.

Smell - Pine and citrus. Hops, hops, and a caramelly malt.

Taste - exactly like the smell indicates. Pine, resin, some grapefruit and lemon followed by caramelly malt with some breadiness. Finishes with good piney bitterness. This is really well balanced in spite of aggressive Pacific Northwest hoppiness. The caramel malt more than holds own to the hops in its roll as backbone - seriously, this is somehow perfectly balanced while being aggressively piney hopped at the same time. Simply a deliciously bitter IPA - American style.

Mouthfell - full, and smooth. Some hop oil slickness. Low carbonation. Not drying in spite of bitterness.

Drinikability - Excellent beer !! Give me another one, and the next one !

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the single best IPA I have ever imbibed. Love it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a near perfect IPA. The beer looked great with a very nice amber color and great head and lacing. This has to be one of the best smelling IPA's as well. Usually all you can smell is the onslaught of hops but this one was different. The hops were there no doubt, but there was a great underlying carmel and toffee scent, and some fruity scents in there as well.
The flavor was complex as well. Hops were present of course, but they did not drown out the nice carmel malt flavors and the light honey sweetness in the finnish. This is a great beer and the best Anderson Valley product that I have had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I found my notes from the 2003 San Diego Real Ale Fest hosted at Pizza Port. I misplaced them and I thought I was not going to be able to review this ale in its prefered state.

Again, this is my favorite IPA out of the bottle so far. On cask, oh man, a few subtle additions and I still can't get enough of this ale.

The appearance was slightly more amber than out of the bottle. A nice tight head at the start. The lacing lasted until the end. The scents took on a slightly richer citrus rind quality. No additional sweetness though.

The flavors balanced the malts to the hops more than in the bottle. A great beverage. Its drinkability is better than 5.0 when from the cask. The ale took on a bitter smoothness that went down easy. The textures and flavors fell together like 1, 2, 3.

For hop heads the bottle is great! The cask is phenomenal! I can't wait until next year.

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4.94/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Full tilt, non-stop and all the way. The hops overpower you right from the start. Afterall, this is a California IPA, not a British or East Coast variety. But then the booze kicks in. 7 1/2 percent I think. I have heard some people complain that this beer is too much. I disagree. I love the way it is put together. In a word, RobustA six pack of this and some good grilled sausage is about as close as you'll get to heaven for awhile.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice light brown color with a decent head. Smell has that of hops and is exactly what an IPA should be. After the smell I couldn't wait to taste it. The taste and mouthfeel are unbelievable and you can't imagine something better. The drinkability factor is right up there. IPA's being one of my favorite styles, this one is now one of my favorites. I highly recommend this to everyone.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,177 ratings
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