Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,163 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:
3,163
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
537
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of troysoy2
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 bottle, poured into a pint glass. Definitely on the darker side for an IPA. Rust orange, and not all that see-through. It has an impressive, thick (for the style), almost grainy off-white head, which leaves patchy lacing here and there.

The smell is floral in nature, and you immediately notice the interesting pairing of somewhat darker malt with citrusy hops.

The taste is very unique, starting off with herbal bitterness, continuing with a strong malty grain presence, and finishing dry. The hops really stop the malt from being overbearingly sweet, but there's enough of it that you can tell it's there. The hop-malt balance is almost more of a juxtaposition here, showing off the flavor of both very well.

I'd have to be in the mood for this beer, but it definitely has its own little place in the IPA world. Good to try something new.

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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  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ajanesz
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Poured a cloudy burnt orange color. HUGE head of cloudy white foam that stuck around throughout the tasting. Tremendous lacing. Good amount of carbonation.

Smell - Had a light and bright floral aroma. Caught scents of both banana and lemon.

Taste - Bold flavor at first, then slowly mells into a rich floral bitterness. Balanced hop flavor lingers throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a pillowy creaminess.

Overall - Nicely balanced IPA. Plenty of body, strong but mellow hoppiness. Extremely drinkable. Excellent overall beer. I am excited to try other offerings from Anderson Valley.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of gtermi
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a very nice dark orange with a thick white head that slowly fades. This beer also leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: Man this has a strong amount of hops. It also has a strong scent of sweet malt. There isnt much else on the nose, but it really doesnt need much more. It just smells amazing.

T: Just an amazing IPA. The first few seconds is an explosion of hops on the palate, then the more it lingers, it starts to develop into a very seeet caramel malt that last forever.

M: The beer is very smooth and has only a tiny bit of crispness. It also leaves a weird coating in my mouth.

O: This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. I never bought it because he label looked lame, but I guess you cant judge a book by its cover. A very great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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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  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can

Appearance - Clear light copper colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. There is low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of caramel, hops, and malts. It has a bit of grapefruit rind and some pine as well. It's more of an east coast IPA tasting beer. It ends with a malty bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall - A decent beer but I found myself wanting more of a fruity/juicy flavour. Still worth trying if you happen to see it on the shelves.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,163 ratings.
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