Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

very good
3,157 Ratings
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.

Added by stirgy on 04-23-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Can was in the fridge for 1.5-2 months, but I think that's still fresh for a can? Poured cold into a glass stein.

A: I know the can isn't supposed to go into the score, but it bears (hah!) mentioning: their mascot is amazing. The beer is a slightly transparent red-orange with a finger of off-white head.

S: Very malty for an IPA, lots of bread with a bit of pine. Not much hop aroma though.

T: Malty, but not quite as much as the smell had me expecting. Very balanced bitterness throughout, ending with a tang, and then some more bitter in the aftertaste.

M: Not particularly carbonated, kind of tangy. Not the beer's strong suit.

O: Fairly malty IPA that fits the style without hitting you in the face with hops. Good if you like malt or are trying to convert your girlfriend to the wonder of hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber, slight haze.  Nicely thick white head that is about a finger high. Good carbonation present. 

S: very faint nose of orange and malts.  The volatiles are weak. 

T: upfront bold hops of citrus with a slight sweetness that you be think about to capture.  Even though the malts clearly balance the hops, they are difficult to describe other than a little bready.  The aftertaste is long lasting and bitter grapefruit. 

M: medium body, good carbonation, bright, and freshing. 

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.06/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It was Justice Brandeis who famously opined that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” I’m afraid, at least for this solar-powered brewery, that he is altogether right.

STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 7%

LOOK: Finally. A nice creamy head with peaks and valleys and bubbles and air pockets. It isn’t going anywhere. I like it. The color, a gorgeous amber.

NOSE: Lightly buttered herbs, grapefruit, sour milk. My pre-buzz is beginning to wane.

MOUTH: It was Jimmy McNulty who famously opined “I had such fucking high hopes for us.” The perfect rugged look, the 90 BA rating, the fucking 100 from the Alström brothers. For what? It’s not terrible, no, but that shouldn’t ever be the standard — not for craft beer. Trenchantly bitter on the lips, a touch of fruit and nice body simply cannot compensate. The finish is nicer though not altogether smooth.

BA Rating: 90

Hayward Abbey Rating: 76

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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber, with an off-white head. The head dissipates rather quickly and leaves a little bit of lacing, but not too much.
Smells mostly of straight up hops. A little citrus character too.
While the smell and appearance weren't too exciting, the taste is a delight. Well balanced with a bitter hop punch. A rich, thick mouthfeel. A very drinkable IPA.

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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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