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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,157 |  Reviews: 1,233
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had Hop Ottin IPA from a bottle before reviewing it in the can and unfortunately....the can is not doing this beer justice. The beer poured a clear orangish copper with generous off white head that is lacing like Victoria Secrets catalog. The smell and taste are very malty....you can tell there are hops trying to give the pine/bitter citrus....but it is being over run with malt. The mouthfeel is a medium body beer with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Deep amber color and a large creamy head. The aroma is powerful: take your pick - spicy or floral or grapefruit. Some malty undertones. There is an initial sweetness, then the hops kick in followed by a bitter finish to wake you up. Well balanced though.

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Photo of Rocketman8911
5/5  rDev +25.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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

A: Pours copper in color with a fair amount of creamy, white foam that sticks to the glass as it goes down. Looks to be oily, which is always a good sign for an IPA. Carbonation looks to be lower than average, which should make this one quite drinkable. Seems inviting and on the lighter side of the scale.

S: Tons of hop in the aroma. Grapefruit, lemon, flowers and a bit of pine resin. Seems to spread the hop spectrum. There's also a definite barley and malt backbone in there and a touch of huskiness. Pretty much the quintessential hop aroma here.

T: Hop dominant for sure. A solid malt profile sits up front with a healthy dose of barley, the malts are fleeting, however, as they quickly subside to a plethora of hop goodness. Finishes bitter but not overly so, and dry with a lingering flavor of grapefruity citrus, pine and butter.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with a lively, crisp carbonation, a good amount of substance and a bit of oil. Slides smoothly down the tongue and is dangerously drinkable.

O: Loved it. A great example of what an American IPA should be. Both flavorful and drinkable, sits light in the stomach and comes in at 7% ABV. Probably not the tastiest IPA I've had, but definitely up there on the chart. Sure to please the hop head in all of us.

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Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hoppaholic
5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.4%

Photo of SeriousALEment
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Brewmeist
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Experienced on tap into basic pint. Pours a golden amber crystal with average head average lacing. Tasting a hint of apricot and a nose of piney and carmely citrusness. Gentle on the pallette, with little hop astringency. Not aggressive as an ipa, very drinkable with a balanced sweet and bitterness. Drinkablity of a session ale. Very nice offering from AV.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of substanceD
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Beejay
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange in color. Clear with a nice off white head on top.

S: Malty sweet with a nice touch of caramel. Some tropical fruit smells come out at first, but the second whiff is dominated by resiny pine, with a touch of earth.

T: More hoppy than I had expected. Pine and grapefruit come through with a bit of the caramel sticking through. The bitterness shows it's face in the finish, but does not overwhelm the flavor.

M: The mouthfeel is medium, but perhaps on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seems to be appropriate. The finish is a touch dry. It does seem to be just a little on the light side for me.

O: Overall a very nice beer. Classic American IPA, although the mouthfeel is a bit off for me. Still a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mattfungus
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange color and good head, sweet malt, piney flavor, slightly too bitter at the end and a little soapy, blah di blah di blah

Has a bear-a-lope on the label of the bottle (for those of you who have only seen the critter in a drunken stupor its half grizzly bear, half antelope) and funny jokes on the inside of the cap. Its also from a solar powered brewery.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a barely hazed and orange in color. Head is awesome. The head looks like the top of a muffin. Head is a finger high and retains masterfully. Laces great as well.

S-Quite aromatic but with balance. Smells like candied oranges at first. Tangerines and clementines via the hops. Very bright and juicy. Malt is both breaded and caramel-laden. Quite floral too. Smells good.

T-Very citrusy and bright. Exceptionally balanced too. Grass and pine and flower petals. Perfumey hops. Malt does balance this beer out exceptionally well. It is strong on both ends but it fufills my hop desires (which is the most important). Decently bitter in the finish. Damn good.

M-Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Dry with a lasting bitter aftertaste.

O/D-I have been waiting to try this one for a bit. A more balanced version of the style. I find more balanced IPAs to be a bit bland, but this one is pretty awesome. One of the better IPAs I have had that attempts to balance sweet with hoppy.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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