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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Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A classic, strong version of an English IPA. Piney, balanced, and semi caramelized, rich and fuller bodied beer. Cheers!

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

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass the lightly hazy dark amber color of an IPA with a 1 1/4" ivory, almost beige, head that has large fluffy bubbles. The head soon begins to recede visibly while leaving some widely scattered small patches of leggy lacing. Sipping leaves only a few scattered speckles of foam. Even mid way through the beer there is still some foam on the surface of the liquid and foam and lacing still cling to the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some citrus and pine resin, riding along over a background of caramel from the malt.

The flavors include a moderate, persistent citric bitterness (grapefuit pith?) with some caramel sweetness in the background. Also included are some pine resin notes. As the beer warms over time some floral notes begin to emerge as well but the bitterness still is the star of the show even though its rough edges are smoothed out a bit.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a very moderate amount of carbonation. The finish begins as the upfront bitterness recedes a bit to let the citrus and pine resin emerge and mingle with the caramel sweetness of the malt backbone. Eventually it all gradually fades into dryness with only a touch of bitterness in the back of the palate.

As we'd expect from Anderson Valley this is a well made beer that I'd be pleased to have another of when this one is finished. I particularly like it that while the citric bitterness is always there, it allows the supporting players to be part of the background. That said, however, if I were going to invest in a case of an IPA it would more likely be the Two Hearted Ale from Bells or the Lot 3 from Evolution Brewing, both of which fit my tastes better than does this one.

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Photo of YetiMaas
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Xavi809
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Robinflyingdutchman
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lovely!

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Photo of npendres
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuhndog
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bruno74200
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - hazy amber with a three finger white head

S - Caramel, stone fruits, grassy

T - very balanced with a good malt backbone and herbal hops, a bit of grapefruit and tea-like bitterness

F - ok mouthfeel

T - good beer, nothing overwhelming but drinkable and lovely bitterness

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap.

A - Vibrant amber copper color with a think creamy layer of foam, gentle carbonation.

S - Honey caramel malt with bright citrus and pine.

T - Set honey caramel malt backbone throughout the entire sip and around midway through the palate gets slammed with bitter grapefruit peel and pine with a touch of spiciness - any sweetness up front gets washed away.

M - Medium body with sprightly, prickly carbonation that gives way to a mild creamy finish.

O - Balanced with sweetness and sharp bitterness.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite interesting American IPA.
Body color is something between amber, dark orange and copper, quite opaque. Foam is almost white and leaves a nice lace.
Smell and taste are complex. Notes of malts (some caramel), spices, pine and citrus. The highlights go to the fruity character of cranberry and the flowery notes of roses. Hoppiness is really nice and there's also some subtle notes of other red fruits.
In the mouth, it starts like a cranberry tea; taste then goes to a cripsy-malty thing and it ends dry but mild, still somewhat bitter and with hints of fruity and herbal notes. After all, bitterness remains.
Body and carbonation are at average.

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Photo of TheDogHouse
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toadsmoto
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrMustard2012
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very overrated not much to it.

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

Photo of SierraStonePoint
3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsruble3
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This West Coast IPA felt good, lot of balanced flavors, pretty bitter, easily drinkable. The kind of beer I love after a spring day out watching TV. .. cheers

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