Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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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:
#4,280
Reviews:
1,238
Ratings:
3,189
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Photo of josanguapo
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Decervecitas. Bottle. In Teku glass. Playing Life is Strange Before the Storm. 8 months after bff (my fault) Piney and very bitter. Not bad but its noticeable that the hops are old and a bit oxidized. To repeat fresher

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Photo of RC_Saunders
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Pours dark amber with head and lacing last as you drink. This IPA has lots of aroma and flavor.
A solid West Coast IPA. This is worthy of a six pack.

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

Photo of dbankovs
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ahypercube
4.66/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion, this is essentially a perfect beer. I wouldn't have guessed. A couple years ago, I had this brewery's oatmeal stout and I thought that was fantastic, but I absolutely did not expect to find that mouthwatering maltiness in their flagship IPA! I've been wasting my time with Tropical Torpedo and Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. This is where it's at.

L: Looks rather unassuming. Dark amber body with crater-ridden beige fluff on top. Excellent retention and thick lacing patterns, but any quality IPA with some malt to speak of has this. Lagunitas IPA looks more or less the same (but with less dense head).

A: This is where it steps away from the crowd. Whole wheat bread dominates, with notes of tobacco, black tea, almonds, caramel and sweet apples (Gala, Braeburn, etc.) but a sour hop presence does pervade, bringing orange, passion fruit, plum, and a touch of pine and sage.

T: Incredible. Again the malt dominates with faintly sweet bread, roasted almond, and oxidized apples, and bitter hops nip the back of your tongue as they go down. Plum, passion fruit, orange rind, grapefruit rind, and that distinct herbal sage character that lingers on the finish along with black tea and the culminating roast.

F: I'm just gonna call it perfect. The bitterness stops by in the middle of the sip to nip the tongue, but tactfully does not overstay its welcome for even a moment. Finish is more on the creamy side than most mainstream competitors. I like that very much.

O: This is exactly what I've hoped for every single time I have picked up a Red IPA (or IRA). The Holy Grail of a perfectly malt/hop-balanced single IPA. If you only like malty beer, and think IPAs are not for you, try this one. It might help bridge the gap.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bushwack
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norinco
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cameo64
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MKrauss
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a big mouth wine glass.

A sweet golden-orange amber, with a thin head, glorious bubble streams and lacing.

That West coast IPA scent malty grapefruit-pine bliss.

Taste follows the nose, with creamy herbal tang of echoing delight. Bubbly and sour.

Not bad, would be a B+ / A- affair if they jacked the ABV up by about two %, but that is a finite detraction, in the big picture.

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Photo of dandy14
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markjarema11
2.6/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluett
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digboy
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange-amber, slightly hazy with a one-finger head. Aroma is somewhat malty with citrus mixed in. Smells very refined and smooth - well done. Taste is malt-forward with a good dose of citrus. Very smooth flavor and well balanced. Moderate bitterness kicks in midway through. Very good west coast - really liked this one.

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Photo of jvillefan
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zazzi82
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,189 ratings