Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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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
Ranking:
#3,886
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
3,177
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

A: Poured from the can into a pint glass. Body is hazy golden-honey with a half-finger, foamy off-white/ecru-colored head that leaves a nice, thick ring of lace.

S: Apricot and grapefruity hops, but also a bready malt sweetness.

T: Grainy malt foundation. Followed by both flavoring and bittering hops. Slight grassiness and juicy, citrusy hops. Touch of apricot. Finishes with a drying bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste on the roof of the mouth. Touch of spiciness, noted especially in the burps, perhaps from the slightly high ABV.

M: Medium in heft, good creaminess.

O: A good IPA, though not as good as I was hoping.

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

All right I just watched the Celtics play Philly in game 3 while having my home made pickled carrots and cauliflower and home made salsa with the Anderson IPA first try.
It deffinetly compairs to Goose Island, in fact I feel its better.

A. a light orange/amber carmel color I would say and a 1 to 2 finger head.

S. the smell is very very mild for a IPA.

T. the taste is hoppy and carmel mild but very very good and the after taste has the IPA taste we all love.

M. The carbonation is just right and the mouthful taste is perfect for a IPA.

O. overall I would definetly recomend this for a IPA, will I be buy this again,YES.
In fact my guys at work will get to try it on there friday after work, it's that good.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of LeoPanna
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you get it in a can, drink it in the can..

Solid IPA with hops that tastes like hemp and toast. carbonation settles smoothly with a sweet and hoppy aftertaste.

hits the palate hard with the alcohol. i want to sip it slow, but its so damn tasty that i'm almost done with it. Im looking forward to more good canned beers..

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DaveHack
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a decent, lasting head.
Smells of a nice, bitter hop. Very piney.
Taste is similar to the smell. It is bitter and piney. There isn't a lot of citrusy flavors in here. It's the anti 'West Coast IPA'
It has a decent amount of hop resin to it. I just love that oily hop feel!
It's a good IPA, but not great. It is definately worth a try. I think the label does NOT help at all either.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

A. Ith as a beautiful slightly tan foamy head with a ton of lace. It has a caramel color. Some bubbles, especially when it splashes around.

S. Very mild sour scent.

T. It has a grape taste with a banana acidic aftertaste. It isn't much bittter and more fruity than floral.

M. Smooth and it is nice and clean.

O. I don't get any floral feel out of it, it is a very fruity, sweet IPA. It is nice balance of a beer. It's a different kind of IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Standard amber color, except especially darker than other California IPAs. It contains a good amount of lacing, not to mention a nice little ring that maintains itself at the top no matter how much it warms up. No excessive carbonation to be seen, but still a decent looking IPA.

Loads of hops are present in the aroma, although it's far more honey-tinged than fruity, to my surprise. There's an overlapping yeasty smell in the glass, perhaps aided by the extra maltiness. Other than huge honey bits, there's a smell of rye, lightly smoked bread, orange peel, and flowery herbs.

The hops indeed attack a lot more on the first sip, but the honey and yeasty taste is quite prevailing – perhaps a little too much. Alcohol is highly present here, although perhaps a little too much so. This has a larger malty backbone than expected, but does overall produce a thick, heartening drinking experience. There's substantial carbonation, but definitely not too much. I do prefer this when it is colder, however. The floral notes are more present and the alcohol is less astringent tasting. When it warms up a lot, it almost seems like an unbalanced, highly alcoholic pale ale rather than a proper IPA.

A decent IPA that is not really up to the standards that I usually enjoy Anderson Valley Brewing Co. to be. Their oatmeal stout is definitely a masterpiece, and their amber ale trails really well, but this is a little too in between a pale ale and IPA to be satisfying overall. I still think it's a good beer, but I definitely could have done without the extra alcohol dosage – and definitely could have done with more hops!

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of HopHead84
3.11/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

4/28/2012

I guess it's now Sunday. Hard pour into a snifter yields three fingers of dense soapy beige sea foam. The color is dark orange. Exceptional retention and lacing.

S: Piney and earthy with a light floral spiciness and a bit of booze. This is, without a doubt, a balanced IPA. If anything, the scale tips toward the malt aspect of the beer, which gives off toasted biscuit with bready notes and a dash of caramel.

T: The flavor is malt heavy, tending toward caramel and breadiness with a feeble hop presence. There's a little pine and a lower moderate bitterness. Citrus has been subjugated by an oppressive malt regime.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Really malty without an adequate hop profile to back it up.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,177 ratings
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