Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
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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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Ratings: 3,170 |  Reviews: 1,235
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%

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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%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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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%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

premise 1: 2nd beer reviewed for my 38th birthday
served from bottle into tulip.
A - vibrant orange, great lacing, very little head.
S - orange rine, a little bit of citrus sweetness
T - hop bitterness is the first taste. Then a little bit of malt sweetness with citrus. Solid balance.
M - easy to drink, kept diving in for more due to mouthfeel alone
O - very solid, wasnt excited when I received, but very happy afterwards that I did.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and herbal and citrus zest hops. Taste is of bready malt and hops that lean toward the herbal side of the spectrum. A slightly metallic flavor comes out as well. There is a pretty assertive bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too special.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from pint9 bottle into chalice. Murky golden brown, reddish-gold when held up to the light. Strong head, nice lace.

Smell isn't as pronounced as you would expect, but still seriously good. Sweet and floral.

Hops are definitely the first thing you notice upon sipping, with each taste bringing out a different side of the flavors of this beer. Wonderfully complex and covering the full spectrum of the hops you want in an American IPA. Malt comes in after the first wave to seal the deal, imploring you to pick the glass back up.

Mouthfeel is nice, solid but with enough carbonation to still give it a non-molasses zing.

Overall, a fine representation of a California beer. Can't wait to visit the brewery and try some fresh from the tap.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.4% out of 100 with 3,170 ratings
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