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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
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:
#3,887
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
3,177
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
538
Trade:
0
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Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of williamherbert
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has a nice, smooth honey-colored look. Thick, foamy head. Quite clear. Thin layer of lace.

Nice aromatic hosp with a swell biscuity malt base. Hops have a first citrus/ester whiff with pine at the end. Very nice; sweet but also bitter.

Nice bitterhop flavor. Quite strong actually. Punishes the front of the tongue. Almost an Imperial IPA, truthfully. Delicious but very STRONG.

Very thick, bubbly and creamy. Fizzy on the tongue. Formidable. It's a delicious beer, but maybe just a bit too strong. Hard to repeat.

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Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JTuomi
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jonb5
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 fluid ounce can, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Golden, slightly hazy, medium sized rocky head, with a slight tan, moderate retention.

S: West coast hops and citrus fruits, slight cocoa.

T: Started out with some strawberry like sweetness, this was quickly countered by grapefruit, which then lent bitterness that lingered, also had some burnt malt and gummi bears.

M: Light body, crisp, moderate carbonation.

O: Can’t really add to what has been said, well made, balanced but one of a croud.

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Photo of KimenTshom
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of CesarLopes
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Shiloh
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This IPA is a murky burndt orange colour with a full but short tan head leading to a full lace with glass cling.
The aroma is not overpowering, in fact is mild and limited with the peaks going to citrus and a minor in woody to back.
The taste starts briefly to some light malt activity but that is quickly replaced by a grapefruit like citrus that stays to the end and a short lingering presence as well.
The mouthfeel is that of a full bodied beer but dry.
I find that occasionally the high ABV sneaks in with a reminder of the alcohol content of 7% which for me limits its drinkability.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. amber bottle. No freshness dating. $9.49/6-pack at Carytown Wine & Beer.

Appearance: Lovely brightly-colored copper appearance. Beefy white head simmers down to a fluffy layer with pronounced lacing of the glass.

Smell: No brainer here. It's hops. Like a bouqet of flowers for the nose. Also some citrus aromas along with a honey-like sweetness.

Taste: Long live the hops! While the hops certainly dominate the flavor, particularly at the end, there is a certain malty sweetness that does a tolerable job of standing its ground against the eventual onslaught of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium amount of carbonation and the bitterness from the hops make for a mouth-puckering finish. Very enjoyable.

Drinkability: Slight "oily" residue on the palate and lips add character to this brew. The very dry finish only slightly detracts from a satisfying experience. Consider yourself warned when you read the back of the bottle: This beer is for devout hop-lovers only.

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Photo of themind
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is decent, not awesome, not amazing but its decent. Pours a deep mahogany color with a decent hoppy aroma. The taste is refreshing, kinda bitter, kinda hoppy, worth drinking. The solar panels are working in overdrive to bring this APA to life. The citrus and pine make for a good flavor profile.

Bottom Line: Decent APA in the crowded field of craft beer.

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Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Shy5
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of projectflam86
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy orange golden color with a thick foam head. Nice lacing left behind.

S- Hoppy nose with scents of pine and grain. Not picking up any citrus really but there is a bit of must.

T- Strong bitterness upfront with a piney aftertaste. The alcohol shows up in the finish. A bit astringent and soapy.

M- Medium/light bodied with decent carbonation.

D- I was hoping for a bit more out of the flavor profile but this was still a pretty decent brew.

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Photo of brn9000
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of crookedhalo
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an ambery/copper color with a fluffy light beige head. Piney, grassy and malty aromas paired with some light citrus notes. Floral and perfumy. For how aggressively hopped this beer is, it's surprisingly malty, too. It touches on caramel malts and the grapefruity citrusness shines in it's dry finish. Full bodied and drinkable. One of the better American IPAs I've had.

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Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jmich24
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Duvel tulip
No bottle date found

A: Very clear copper color with light orange edges. Big one finger head. Thick sticky lacing.
S: Sweet graininess. Ornage peel.
T: Sweet maltiness, earthy hop bitterness to start and finish. Some citrus but not a ton.
M: Big almost creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness.
O: It is overly balanced and lacks big aroma I come to expect from top notch IPAs. I love citrus/tropical aroma and taste and this didnt cut it for my likings.

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Photo of joecast
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

clear, dark amber color, with a slightly off white head. settles down to a thin lace, leaving good lacing on the glass.

now if you put "hop" in the name of your beer, you better be serious .
these guys are serious. strong floral and grapefruit aroma. wow. "new car smell" should be this good. maybe some pine in there too, and we both know how much i like pine right?

hops again on show in the taste. very balanced with hop bitterness, flavor, and malts. the aftertaste though, is made mostly of hops, making sure you dont forget the name of your beer. kind of like each sip screams out "SAY MY NAME!!" finishes very smooth.

creamy mouthfeel makes this go down very easily. glad i got six as this has quickly become one of my favorite ipa's.

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Photo of NODAK
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma here is predominately of pine resin hoppy goodness...a little earthy and malt notes peek through. However, very one sided.

Taste has an immediate crispness to it, letting you know it's indeed an IPA....but it surprises me by having a somewhat grainy, sweet body with a toasty or "husky" note to it....not that it's a bad thing, I actually quite enjoy that note and it led me to enjoy this beer. Finishes strong with a nice resiny bitterness that closes it out on a dry note without much lingering bitterness.

One of the more drinkable IPA's out there. Bitterness is pretty standard and average for style I'd say, and the body is pretty delicious.

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Photo of BeccaH
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance has a hazy amber orange color supporting a thick pillowy head leaving a curtain of lace. Smell is piney, citrus grapefruit with the sweetness of the malt. Taste of the resin and grapefruit bitter balanced by the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tumbler.

Golden/amber in color. One finger white head that fairly quickly dies down to a layer of foam on top, not too much lacing left behind.

Smells of light sweet malts, lemon citrus, and a hint of pine.

Taste follows smell. Lemon citrus and bitter resin. Slight pine flavor. Light sweet honey malts.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, a slight hop bite.

Drinkability stands out the most.

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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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