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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Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of syrupjoe
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into pint glass.

Pours (gushes! had to pour immediately to avoid spilling) a hazy pale amber color with creamy off-white head and great lacing.

Nose is the expected citrusy and pines notes, but also some sweet malt and honey flavors. Smells somewhat "juicy" and also well-balanced.

Taste is citrusy and sweet with light pine notes and tropical mango sweetness with a bit of dried fruit. Great hop presence that is almost flawlessly backed by a solid malt body.

Moderate carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Lingering hop flavor is more aromatic than bitter - I should use this as a mouthwash.

Overall a great IPA! I like it even more knowing that they're a solar powered brewery. Would definitely drink this one again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Daveychu
5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of foles
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear copper, foamy head that persists. Some metallic hops on the nose. Very bitter, but lacking a hop punch in flavour. Caramel overtones which balance the beer somewhat. Mouthfeel is full, the beer has body. Maybe a touch cloying.

Just not hoppy enough - this is a bitter beer. Not sure whether the beer is old because there is no freshness date.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of qthompso
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into my Spiegelau tulip.

A very nice light caramel hue with a full two fingers of light tan head. The head drops pretty quickly but my oh my is there a lot of lacing on the side of the glass.

A whole lot of citrusy hop in the nose. A bit of a biscuity undertone that finishes with a pleasant sweetness.

The taste is not what I was expecting. Despite a pretty up front hoppy bouquet, the first thing I taste is sweetness. The initial notes are ones of caramel and light brown sugar. The hops add a bit of a punch at the end but I have a feeling that this can was sitting on the shelf for a while (no date to be found anywhere).

Good carbonation for a pretty well rounded, full bodied beer. The finish isn't the crispest, particularly for the style, but it's still quite pleasant.

Overall, it's a good beer but much more muted with the hops than I would've expected. As mentioned above, I think this can be attributed largely to having picked up a (presumably) older can. After reading other reviews discussing the fresh crisp hops in the taste, I think I'll have to seek this beer out again someday.

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

12oz bottle out of the fridge poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out a cloudy orange/ light amber color with a nice dense 2 fingers of off white head. some very nice retention as well as some nice lace.

nice balance of biscuity, caramel malt to piney, woody hops. also some citrus and a bit of resin.

starts with some nice grapefruit citrus and pine thats balanced by a biscuity, caramel malt. a bit woody. finishes bitter with a slight metallic taste at times and some fruity hops.

a bit of a sticky resiny feel, heavier side of medium bodied, good feeling carbonation.

overall, a pretty good ipa, but its so much like many others that are just as easily available. not something i would seek out again, but also not something i would really turn down if offered. freshness might also be a factor here...

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

12 oz can poured into tulip.
Crazy thick thick white head...
Pours a hazy honey color...
smells of hops..fresh hops. Im talking prince of Belair fresh.
This is a great tasting IPA! Mellow, but full of flavor. Go try, its worth it.
Its a beer like this that keeps me lovin the IPAs...and bears with antlers. They must be all over the place in California. Like raccoons in NY.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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