Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,151 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:
3,151
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
531
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of NODAK
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma here is predominately of pine resin hoppy goodness...a little earthy and malt notes peek through. However, very one sided.

Taste has an immediate crispness to it, letting you know it's indeed an IPA....but it surprises me by having a somewhat grainy, sweet body with a toasty or "husky" note to it....not that it's a bad thing, I actually quite enjoy that note and it led me to enjoy this beer. Finishes strong with a nice resiny bitterness that closes it out on a dry note without much lingering bitterness.

One of the more drinkable IPA's out there. Bitterness is pretty standard and average for style I'd say, and the body is pretty delicious.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Beer_HOPper
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: red/orange copper with some white head which dissipated quicker than slow, very attractive.

Smell: wonderful, sweet grapefruit and some floral, piney notes.

Feel & Taste: smooth, wholesome front, medium body, crisp, a lil bitter, a lil dry back, herbal. Hops linger after swallowing, tongue is thirsting for more.

Overall: Enjoying this more each and every time. IMHO, set the American IPA standard high.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -49.9%

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

Reviewed from old session notes.

Pours out a standard hazy amber with a minute's worth of off-white head, medium levels of lacing left behind on the glass. Smells and tastes of an even mix of grapefruit / pine / caramel malt that sits right in the 'by-the-books" zone for IPAs. Nice medium body and carbonation. Honestly, I had a hard time seeing what the big fuss was over this one. It came across to me as a well-made but bog-standard IPA. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing in particular was special about it either.

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Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Schmuckles
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WDJersey
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jpcool9
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Bucktron18
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CaryBrew92
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Acoma
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mweso2000
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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

i like the maltiness in this one. the others i remember trying lack this. still hoppier than i'm accustomed to, but this is really decent. i popped the cap and a beautiful gush of head pushed its way from the bottle. i didnt shake it(?). but it was very creamy. there is a refreshing taste and feel to this brew.

A: beautiful orange, beautiful creamy head which dissipated after a few minutes.

S: malty smell (?) which is surprising to me as i wasnt expecting this, yet still hoppy.

T: smooth, refreshing; may just start trying more IPAs. been stuck on belgiums way too long.

M:light to medium body, rests nicely on the tongue with some bitterness.

O: still not close to my favorite type but i guess that's because i have been accustomed to the sweeter double bocks. still, this was a great try. i can drink these- i see why 'the bros' gave it a high score.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,151 ratings.
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