Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,159 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
Ratings:
3,159
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
536
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,159 |  Reviews: 1,233
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 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 danthehopslamman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of neckbeered
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ToasterChef
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of BucBasil
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 1pt, 6oz bottle into a large mug. The beer is a deep, slightly hazy orange color. You really have to be careful while pouring this one, as the head can get out of control pretty quickly. This head is off-white, rocky, and grew to 3 and a half fingers thick with awesome retention.

Smell: Surprisingly sweet aroma of fresh orange juice and flowers. Lemon zest comes in, followed by a light tea note. Delicious and fresh all the way through.

Taste: Starts smooth and citrusy with a light creamy character. Bready malt comes in to balance, along with light fruits and a general floral character. Finishes with a dominating, piney hop wallop that dries everything up, leaving you wanting more. A deceiving, two faced beer that lures you in only to kick your ass and leave you out on the street. Just what I look for in an IPA.

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Photo of Clydesdale
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent burnt orange color. The tall head has a similar tint and a fairly dense, frothy texture. Retention is very good, and a decent amount of lace sticks to the glass in an irregular lattice.

S: Some whiffs of juicy citric hops give off an orange character. Fruity and a bit earthy. There are ample notes of caramel sweetness, especially for a West Coast IPA.

T: A moderate malt backbone - doughy, with hints of caramel sweetness. A dose of citric (bitter grapefruit) and piney hop flavor quickly takes over, contributing to a strong bitter bite into the finish. There's a slight touch of alcohol evident as well.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation achieves an excellent result - tingly throughout but never overdone. A thoroughly dry, somewhat alcoholic finish.

D: While this is a very good IPA, its bitterness and alcoholic heat slightly ding its drinkability for me. Make no mistake though, this is a pleasant, tasty IPA that any hophead can appreciate.

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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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Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy amber, with nearly 3 fingers of beige/off-white head. Retention is great, with some great lacing to match.

S - Sweet, perfumey, floral aromas are most evident. Citrus peel and some grainy notes are there as well, albeit in a minor role.

T - Immediately the huge floral components hit; this is the most flowery beer I can remember tasting in quite some time. Bitter herbs and touches of lemon peel stand out also. Some fruity sweetness, almost like a sweetened green tea, makes a small appearance mid palate intermingled with modest grainy notes. Bitterness grows throughout and peaks late palate with a very citric and herbal flavor. The bitterness is quite high on Hop Ottin' carrying long into the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The body is a little heavier than most IPAs allowing some of these very interesting hop flavors to pull through and linger quite easily.

D - A unique IPA with much more emphasis on the floral qualities than the citrus and pine that I'm used to. A refreshing change to be sure, but the uber bitterness coupled with 7% ABV that I'm already feeling 3/4 through the glass leave a little to be desired (or undesired, as it may be).

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Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 GoGators
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeccaH
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of weezarc
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Ego
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

awesome malt/fruity not hop creamy texture nose.. pouring.. frothy head unlike the ESB from the same brewery... sage/clove/citrus notes in the nose are deep... slightly darker than the ESB but just as clear, excellent lace, pours a brown amber... alcohol on the back end side, way milder than the dogfishhead head 90/120. on nose you might swear this is the ESB.. on head and flavor it is its own... maybe one of the best I have smelled but not as much flavour as some.. damn drinkable for this type.. smells like a pale or ESB, drinks like a hardy IPA... very solid beer.

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Photo of stomioka
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of bsm80x
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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 Gobearswalter34
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy, amber orange with a big, off-white, foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Has a good amount of carbonation. Smells of wonderful citrus hop and nice malt. The taste is about balance. A wonderful balance of citrus and pine hop in which the pine sticks around. The malt transition is probably the smoothest I gave had.

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Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,159 ratings.
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