Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

very good
1,232 Reviews
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.

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Reviews: 1,232 | Ratings: 3,147
Photo of CharlesRiver
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap at Redbones and was very impressed. I love good IPA's and this is definetly top notch. Copper in color with a small head that lasted. On to the important part, the hops. You smell and taste hops from the beginning to the end. Not overpowering but perfect, with a hint of citrus. If you have the chance to try this on tap do not pass it up.

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Photo of maxpower
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear light amber-yellow in color, huge crazy foamy head, nice lacing, fresh citrus aroma, clean medium body, this is one very hoppy beer, yet has a nice malt balanced, this is my favorite from this brewery.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange color with a medium orangish-white head. Spice and citrus in the aroma. Dry, biting hops present through the entire glass. Not the strongest hops I have encountered but enough to keep my attention. Even so it was not too bitter. Rather enjoyable brew.

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Photo of aaronh
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hop Ottin' IPA is a copper colored beer with amber highlights that pours with a large head that almost spilled over the top of my pint glass. it has a nice hop floral aroma with a hint of sweetness. The initial taste hits you heavily with hops, leaving a decidedly citrus/grapefruit taste behind. After overcoming the blast of hops during the initial few sips, the malt of the beer can be discerned, although the hops still dominate the flavor. As the beer warms (or my tastebuds numb from the hops) the malt becomes more evident and the citrus notes are more subdued. Don't drink this one too cold! The overall carbonation of the beer seems slightly lower than normal, which gives it a slightly silky mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Due to the high hop levels I don't consider this to be an easy drinking beer, but it is definitely a good IPA and a great beer for "hopheads".

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Photo of MAB
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic NW beer from California- Tastes like something from Oregon.
Cascade hops and great aroma before you even taste it.
Nice bitterness, good balance of malt and hops. The alcohol rounds out the flavor nicely. Great label.

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Photo of boblinneman
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was not impressed with the appearance, looked like a cup of tea. Strong hoppy aroma, and taste to match. The carmel malt flavor is overpowered by the bitterness. Not exactly complex nor is it hop flavored water. If your not a fan of hoppy beers stay away, this one will leave you burping hops for hours.

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Photo of proc
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A damn fine beer. A hop lovers delight. Not as hoppy IMO as Victory's Hop Devil or Bell's Two-Hearted, but still hoppy enough to satisfy IPA fans. Pours out to a copperish color with the smell of floral notes and hops. Light grapefruit taste with a rather pine-like spice on the finish. An excellent beer.

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Photo of cokes
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light copper bodied, with a pillowy bone-colored head. Fades to a thick skimming, but never leaves.
Earty raw hops on the nose. Need some hairs removed? Here you go. More metalic than James Hetfield. Pungent is an understatement. Carmel malt backdrop is solid, but seems pale in comparison.
Taste begins with slight toasted wheat bread notes. This rushes into a toasted carmel sweetness. Hops don't waste anytime arriving, and they are clearly in charge here. Puckering, floral buds, herbs, alum, and citrus. It really runs the gamut of hop flavors.
Slightly off balance, but a good hop study.
Medium-thick in the mouth, but stays very drinkable with steady carbonation throughout.

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Photo of putnam
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picture perfect. Looks like it came right out of the tank.
The story of this beer is how it smells. Imagine falling back into a dumptruck full of freshly harvested hops. Someone nearby is sucking on lemon candy. It is a completely transporting experience, the smell of this beer. Beautiful, silky, pure texture supports subtle, poised, clean maltiness and provides room for bitter hop resins to dominate. Notes of espresso and heath bar emerge later. Elegant American IPA (that may seem like an oxymoron, but there you have it). Drink vast quantities of this.

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Photo of sinistersteve
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW!!!! Outstanding IPA. This is as close to perfection as a beer can get. Great head, awsome glass lace. Hardcore hop flavor. Deep rich amber color that just invites you to suck the life out of it. This beer is a grandslam home run.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ho Ha Holy Hoppy !!! This is a bloody reet gud IPA, but it ain't goin' ta India. Deep copper colored beer, average 1/4" head........... reet thats the borin' bit done.
This is very good and rather moorish. Bitterness is High.
More EBU's than e-BA's on this Site.
Want a proper review - read the other ones.
Want to know what its all about - HOPS !!!
That's It.

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

Clear copper color, nice 1/2 inch head that holds some hills and valleys. Citrusy aroma. Definite hop bite that magnifies at the back and in the swallow. Very "American" grapefruit sense to the hopping, a little bitter pith. Malt isn't noticeable but balances the hop in the sense that this beer is quite tasty and drinkable. A close runner to HopDevil, maybe a shade less smooth.

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Photo of mickeymac
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's got the usual IPA color and a decent off-white head that sticks around a while. The smell and the taste are all hops. I like a hoppy beer when it's balanced by a nice malty flavor, but this one doesn't fit the bill. If the malt is there, the hops are beating it into submission with a baseball bat. If you like hoppy IPAs, check out selections by Alesmith, Stone, and Victory before picking up this one.

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Photo of brakspear
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A fantastic looking IPA....a rich copper body topped with a creamy, thick head than clings patchlike to the glass. There is no subtlety anywhere in this ale...hops, hops, and more hops dominate the aroma, with just a smidgen of spicy fruit in the distance. The taste is again a fullpress assault of hop bitterness, but somewhere in the back there is a hint of caramel maltiness. The body is chewy and rich...which makes this beer a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of doerickson
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Orange to light copper in color with a rocky white head. Floral and citrus hop aromas that will clear out your sinuses. You could wash your hair with this stuff and you'd smell like you used Herbal Essences. Thick mouthfeel; not a particularly high level of carbonation. A flash of caramel-like malt is quickly doused with buckets of hops, which carry you into the finish and beyond.

I definitely enjoy a good IPA, but this is a little unbalanced for my liking. I understand that the whole hop bonanza thing is the effect they were aiming for, and there's nothing wrong with that...just know what you're getting into before you drink this one. A great pick for the true hopheads.

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Photo of mophie
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa freakin' Nellie! Yes, there are hops, as advertised. I swear, there were hop flowers rising from the rich, white, frothy head that sat upon a luscious copper foundation. Smell is, well, hops. Columbus. And lots of them. Taste is thick, like chewing on hop buds. Bitter! Some tea flavors (robust, like Darjeeling). After your taste buds and the beer warm up a bit, you can detect a bit of malty backbone, but it's the hops that hold this baby up. Nothing subtle here!

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Photo of Wildman
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark copper color and formed an nice white head that left some nice lace. A good deal of carbonation. The aroma was of hops and some citrus. The taste was definatley of hops, with some citrus and some fruit. A very good IPA, but since I prefer mine less sweet, I would have to give higher marks, personally, to Stone"s.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color, with a nice off-white head. On the nose there is a nice floral aroma as well as fruitiness from the hops. On the palate, there is a big hop bite, malts, citrus, and fruitiness. Overall… this is a hop-head’s delight. Hop Ottin’ stay’s true to the highly hopped American IPA’s...overall a great brew!

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I haven't cared for any of Anderson Valley Brews and this is the last time I'm going to try any of them. I didn't care for Hop Ottin' IPA. The hoppy taste would was nice until that bitter after taste ruined it! Goodbye Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think my colleague "tigerpaws" has a little extra time on his hands to be researching bears with antlers...LOL. He is right on however. This is one of my favorite brews. This IPA is not overpowering, is extremely drinkable, yet hoppy enough for the HopHeads. A great hop aroma, without knocking you out with sugar or any other crap. A very solid, bare-bones IPA, and beautiful at that.

Zum wohl!

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Photo of tigerpaws
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good IPA here, the appearance was a little on the light side IMO but the other characteristics were right on. Very good hoppy smell and taste....the hops really jump out at you. Goes down very smooth at least it did when i drank it lol. Would recommend this beer to all hop lovers.....hey whats with the bear with antlers lol...I gotta research this..........CHEERS

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Photo of Andy
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber golden color, long lasting head. Intense hop citrus nose. Oily body. Initial burst of hop bitterness melts into a chocolate like malt base while bitterness keeps it true to style. Sweet honey flavor in middle. Great balance

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Photo of sprinkle
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is one solid IPA!!! Nice deep copper in color.Great head. Huge on the nose of fields of hops,and then the taste...Buds of hops just tickle your tongue,this is definately one of the best IPAs in Micro-macro production.

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

Pours out a nice clear, copper orange. Creamy off-white head that lasted all the way down the glass accompanied by a moderate floral aroma. Had a solid hop bite with some detectable malt in the background, and a definate note of honey. Not very complex but I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer has nice clarity for an IPA. Nice copper color. Medium head that sticks around. Very nice herbal hop tones in the aroma. There's a pungency in the taste that I don't like and don't think is appropriate. Medium to full bodied with a solid malt backing. I think this is a pretty average IPA. I've never been blown away by an IPA from AV.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,147 ratings.
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