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Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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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: 3,177 |  Reviews: 1,236
Photo of tzieser
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint

a: slightly hazy amber color with a very fluffy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass for a long time.

s: lemony hop aromas with a noticeably sweet caramel malt aroma. not too crazy on the hops, but it does smell quite refreshing.

t: citrus and floral hop flavor up front with some nice pine bitterness at the end. sweet malts are there throughout the flavor making this much less bitter than expected. well balanced and very flavorful.

m: slightly sticky mouthfeel.

a good ipa worth trying, but it won't be replacing any of my favorite local brewed IPAs anytime soon (i'm looking at you Blatant and Mayflower). i won't buy this again @ $13.99 a six pack, but i'm still glad i got it. recommended.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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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

A - A highly effervescent burnt orange body hides under a thick soapy eggshell head with fabulous retention and sticky lacing.

S - Floral and piney hops battle it out with passionfruit and mango. Caramel malt is present on the nose.

T - Pine, tropical fruits, caramel with an unfortunate metallic flavour fouling up an otherwise promising balance.

M - Beautiful buttery medium body and moderate carbonation.

O - I should note that I have no idea how fresh this bottle was as there is no marking whatsoever on the bottle to assist in finding out. I should've asked the bottle shop. This is a beefed up American IPA which couldve been a real winner if not for the coin flavour.

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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  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HopHeadRyan
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deeper amber color than expected...typically West Coast IPAs are lighter in color. Minimal head. Slight lacing.

S - Awesome floral notes...sticky resin, cannabis, and hop flowers dominate the nose...with a hint of carmel sweetness

T - Delicous juicy hop flavors, excellent hop utilization for flavoring...must really know what they are doing with mid to late stage hop additions. Great lingering bitterness...the kind of hop bitterness that is great to have hanging around on your tongue

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, not too syrupy, very nice.

Overall - This is one I'd love to have at the brewery so I can taste it in its most perfect form. Excellent IPA. Try it!


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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of avalon07
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark orange color and a hazy texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly subtle aroma of hops, citrus, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of floral hops, a little citrus, a bready quality and some malt as well. Not as hop-heavy as most IPAs, but tasty nonetheless. Different than what I expected, but still good.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A much more low key and subtle IPA than most, but still an easy to drink beer.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to [email protected]

Begins to gush on opening but fortunately glass was at hand. Glowing amber with a cracking off-white head. Strong lace trails and a big pillowy island of foam that doesn't want to budge.

Strong caramel, toffee and biscuity malt backbone for a mostly sweet citrus hop profile. Tangerine, lime, lemon sherbet and cumquat. Some floral aromas and a touch of pine floating around. Malts are a bit too domineering.

Taste shows less sweet citrus and more of a spicy bitterness that offsets the malts a bit bitter than the fruitiness in the nose.

On the lighter side of medium with moderate carbonation and a very agreeable bitterness that hits early and hangs around for a while. Pretty close to faultless for the style and strength.

Very nice. Started a bit nonplussed but the fine calibration in the brewing of this is apparent by the end. Well drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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