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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4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion, this is essentially a perfect beer. I wouldn't have guessed. A couple years ago, I had this brewery's oatmeal stout and I thought that was fantastic, but I absolutely did not expect to find that mouthwatering maltiness in their flagship IPA! I've been wasting my time with Tropical Torpedo and Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. This is where it's at.

L: Looks rather unassuming. Dark amber body with crater-ridden beige fluff on top. Excellent retention and thick lacing patterns, but any quality IPA with some malt to speak of has this. Lagunitas IPA looks more or less the same (but with less dense head).

A: This is where it steps away from the crowd. Whole wheat bread dominates, with notes of tobacco, black tea, almonds, caramel and sweet apples (Gala, Braeburn, etc.) but a sour hop presence does pervade, bringing orange, passion fruit, plum, and a touch of pine and sage.

T: Incredible. Again the malt dominates with faintly sweet bread, roasted almond, and oxidized apples, and bitter hops nip the back of your tongue as they go down. Plum, passion fruit, orange rind, grapefruit rind, and that distinct herbal sage character that lingers on the finish along with black tea and the culminating roast.

F: I'm just gonna call it perfect. The bitterness stops by in the middle of the sip to nip the tongue, but tactfully does not overstay its welcome for even a moment. Finish is more on the creamy side than most mainstream competitors. I like that very much.

O: This is exactly what I've hoped for every single time I have picked up a Red IPA (or IRA). The Holy Grail of a perfectly malt/hop-balanced single IPA. If you only like malty beer, and think IPA's are not for you, try this one. It might help bridge the gap.

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4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One the top American IPAs. Highly recommended. Just wish it wasn't so damned expensive here in NY. $10.99 a six!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great beer. The beer had a great aroma and a very consistent complex and desirable hoppy taste. It is very smooth and drinkable. I would highly recommend it!

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,186 ratings