Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,157 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:
3,157
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
534
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first attempt at a review, while I am an expert at drinking, I am not too sure of my abilities as a poet laureate...

I picked it up after grocery shopping and chose to imbibe immediately upon returning home.

A: The brew poured a little more copper and with a deeper hue than I expected. Rose my curiosity.
S: As many IPA's it smelled...well,...hoppy...but not without a caramel, malty nose.
T: Wow!! many IPA's appear "thin" to me as they overpower with flowery, citrusy hops usually with a sticky sweetness to them (Dogfishead).This one I was first hit with a creamy caramel and the hops kicked in to confuse my taste buds...but not enough to let the creamy caramel linger in my mouth as the hops kicked in. I guess grapefruit is the best descriptor but the grapefruit served with peaches, cream and honey. Literally unbelievable to experience.
M: feel was full and creamy for an IPA. This felt more like a porter than an IPA on feel.
O: One of, if not, the best beers I have ever had. Anderson Valley's Seasonal Christmas beer left me feeling the same way and since I was in a bar and not even considering a review I had no chance to note the name of the beer that I choose to be my drink of choice that evening. I believe I tapped the keg on that evening. Bottoms up Anderson Valley!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber with one finger of cream head. Rings of lacing.
Smell is not the high point of this beer nothing bad just not big. Some light floral scent with a pinch of pine and a little dough.
Taste is big earthy resinous hops with a bigger than average malt bill. The hops are about as bitter (due to the pine resin effect) as I can take and still taste some grapefruit. The malts keep up with the bitter somewhat and make the hop hammer easier to take. Really big IPA.
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Picked this up on the way home from work...let's dive in!

Poured from a bomber into a standard snifter.

A: I usually don't give appearance too much of a bother, as some of the best beers are the ugliest...BUT, Hop Ottin' is a great looking beer. A brilliant crystal copper color. Tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving good lace on the glass.

S: Grapefruit, caramel, pine, some florals. A balanced nose that's not overly fruit centric.

T: Extremely balanced. The caramel malt entwines nicely with the piney resinous hops. Again, grapefruit citrus with a sweet backing makes this beer very feng shui.

M: Crisp, deep, nothing short of 'awesome.'

O: Sometimes it's hard to describe exactly why some IPAs are so well balanced over others. Hop Ottin' is one of these. It is a picture of piney, evergreen goodness, laid upon a base of warm caramel malt. I will certainly look for this in the future when I need a hop fix, but don't want my head to explode. Great beer!

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,157 ratings.
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