Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,188 |  Reviews: 1,237
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of FanofHefe
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by one of my local bottle shop guys who knows I love IPAs, especially in cans. No dating on the packaging or can. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Beautiful clear amber body with a huge three-finger light tan head. Nice head retention and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is not strong, but solidly representative of hops. The citrus notes are a light blend of grapefruit and tangerine. A small amount of floral tones follow, with a decent amount of sweet, caramel malt.

Not a hop bomb by any means, but pleasantly hop bitter. The taste is a little more bitter than the aroma would suggest, as the sweeter side of the hops are not as present in the taste as they are in the smell. The sweetness of the taste is attributable to the malt, for sure. Decent IPA flavor balance.

Medium to light mouthfeel, that is pretty easy to drink overall. Not the best IPA I've had, but solid overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful amber color to the ottin. It was an excellent tasting beer as it was hoppy yet really smooth. The mouthfeel was a elegant softness as it slid along the lower portion of the mouth down the slide of the throat. Definitely a beer I will have another of.

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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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,188 ratings