Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,159 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:
3,159
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
536
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,159 |  Reviews: 1,233
Photo of CharlesRiver
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap at Redbones and was very impressed. I love good IPA's and this is definetly top notch. Copper in color with a small head that lasted. On to the important part, the hops. You smell and taste hops from the beginning to the end. Not overpowering but perfect, with a hint of citrus. If you have the chance to try this on tap do not pass it up.

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Photo of deepchills
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was kindly gifted to me in a 12oz bottle.

It pours a rich copper with little head.

The nose is very floral. The brewery mentions roses and that’s what you’ll smell.

The 80 IBUs are right up front, nicely bitter, light citrus and pine in the middle and a crisp floral finish.

Well carbonated and an excellent, heavy feel in your mouth. The heavy feel makes me think there would be more sweetness to it, and if you give the beer a chance to warm just a little you’ll get a light malt sweetness.

Excellent beer. Would drink more but my jerk friend only gave me one.

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Photo of jb413
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a beautiful copper/caramel/orange with light orange on the edges. Nice inch and a half of rocky light tan head that shrinks moderately to a nice thin topper. Lace piles on down the tumbler.

S - Hop first nose smacks of floral goodness. Some caramel toasty malt as well but it's all about the hops on this one.

T - Nice juicy hops with various floral and herbal notes. Piney and resiny in the background. Malt underlies nicely with bread and caramel/toffee accents . Slightly bitter on the finish with a clean dry hop finish.

MF - Somewhere past medium bodied, nice carbonation, good finish.

A solid malt backbone with a great hop profile. Essentially a dry-hopped amber that does everything right.

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Photo of audzeejs
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burl41
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- An amber color with a great two finger head with decent retention.

Smell- Great hop character with a sweet malt note at the end. Not as powerful as many other American IPA's however quite nice overall.

Taste- Citrus, some resin, a range of hop notes, without an overpowering bitterness. Balanced well with a strong malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- I'd say only slightly above average, not watery not heavy

Drinkability- This reminds me of early craft beer in 90's. Not an assault of an IPA but a balanced wonderful brew with nothing to dislike. This is one IPA that all beer fans must try.

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Photo of Floyd80108
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of brakspear
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A fantastic looking IPA....a rich copper body topped with a creamy, thick head than clings patchlike to the glass. There is no subtlety anywhere in this ale...hops, hops, and more hops dominate the aroma, with just a smidgen of spicy fruit in the distance. The taste is again a fullpress assault of hop bitterness, but somewhere in the back there is a hint of caramel maltiness. The body is chewy and rich...which makes this beer a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of stomioka
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of qcghost
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamNowek
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Skrumpy
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber in color with a bit of haze. Orange cream head that recedes to a solid film, leaving plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, pine, malt, and there are earthy and herbal notes as well. Deep hops flavor, grapefruit, tangerine, pine and herbs. Resinous mouthfeel with a dry finish. Well balanced and smooth, but plenty of flavor. Excellent beer overall.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The only thing that keeps this beer from being my favorite session beer is the alcohol. I love everything else about it. Perfect blend of hops/malts, looks great, smells wonderful.

This looks like amber honey with a nice fluffy head to it. Smells hoppy and sweet with maybe a touch of honey or something in there.

Wonderful taste. Nice malty warmth upfront followed immediately by a wave of citrusy hops and finishes bitter. Very nice IPA.

I loved this beer. Loved it.

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Photo of rousee
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a beer I could really debate my scoring on. Am I giving too high a score because it is fairly new to downtown Boston (on-tap) and a bit of a novelty?? Who cares? I am yet to try anything from Anderson Valley that I didnt think was decent.

Smooth orangey amber w/ a nice thickly bubbled cap of 4mm that holds remarkably well. Very nice lace--upgrading to 5 on appearance. For this style, this is about as perfect an appearance as you get. Smell is malty with cedarry hop elements. The woodiness takes over and is musty in the middle but it finishes extremely clean and dry. This is a well-balanced IPA, and I like it, I like it a lot. Dry tingly mouthfeel that is pleasant A nice American IPA.

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Photo of Troyone
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Noticed this at Trader Joes in the past however always bought the Barney Flats.

Pours an amberish copper color with a thick off white, almost biege, two" head. Swirled the last bit around and topped it off and can see a little yeast suspension and lots of carb action.

Lots of esters in the aroma, florals and pine with some grapefruit evenly balanced. There is some caramel malt in the mix.

Took a big gulp and right away notice the crisp grapefruit and pine with a hint of alcohol flavor in the balance. The malt is sweet and well balance allowing the hop flavors to dominate. The finish is not quite moderately bitter with the hop flavors and malt smoothness.

Smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with a balance of a crisp carbonation feel. There is a hint of an alcohol warming effect throughout.

Drinkability is good for those of us who like bitterish IPAs.

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Photo of ClearDog
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an imperial pint glass.

Appearance -- Great head . . . three fingers. Nice light amber color. I like my IPA's a little cloudier. Nice lacing.

Smell -- Nice and hoppy. Wonderful smell. It's intoxicating.

Taste -- Floral and hoppy. Great bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel -- Medium feel

Drinkability -- Quite drinkable. A very good California IPA. One could easily throw back a couple bottles in one sitting. Very pleasant.

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Photo of crownrl28
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcm119
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A long-time favorite of mine, this IPA has been very consistent over the past 10 years and if anything has improved slightly in the past few years.

Pours an orange-amber color with an eggshell head that holds some sticky lace until the end. The nose is slightly sweet, spicy citrus rind with some wisps of doughy malt. Grapefruity hops unfold to a medium-full bodied, deeply hoppy mid-palate that shows some soft, bready malt. Hints of tea and candied lemon come through as the beer warms slightly. The mouthfeel is delicate with soft carbonation. It finishes long, with full citrus rind hops and a fleeting hint of sweetness.

At one time one of the hoppiest beers available, AV IPA has since been surpassed by products of the IPA boom in pure hoppiness, but it remains one of the most balanced, drinkable, and consistent CA IPAs. This beer has fresh, bright hop character and a sturdy yet very refined, soft malt profile.

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Photo of claybeer
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley IPA is one of the darkest IPAs I have seen yet. It's golden glow is disturbed by an oily orange redness. The thick head is at least two fingers and seems to be melting down the side of my pint glass. It has a strange but good peppery nose with an earthy grass note. When I took the first sip all I could think about was some very bitter hops. Then the pepper from the nose followed with some citrus. Finally a warm felling of alcohol. What a wonderful trip through the taste buds. This is not a beer for your average beer drinker but if you want an IPA that doesn't follow the rules or cling to the typical IPA style check this one out.

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Photo of Green1981
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NicholasSchell
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a less than clear light copper/medium amber hue, due to somewhat vigorous pour achieved a glorious 3 finger head which slowly shrinks into a dense pillowy mass leaving splatters of lacing around the entire perimeter of the glass.

S- Resins, piney, citrusy, honey, light malty undertones.

T- Sweet, reminds me of green raisins, resin, honey, just a bit of pine.

M- Medium body with the lightest stickiness, medium carbonation.

D- Easy on the palate, and a decent ABV make this fairly drinkable.

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Photo of guitarmage
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber, an off white lacing floats on top. Quite a few bubbles in the glass.

Smell: Hop oils are leafy and pleasant, a faint malt sweetness, a woodsy or pine smell, earthy.

Taste: Hops are the star of the show, mild sweetness balances it out, but the hops hang around the whole time. Piney, bitter and juicy. Finish is dry and puckering, with a light bread flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very nice smooth and medium carbonation, medium to full bodied, creamy and crisp at the same. Very easy.

Drinkability: Great IPA with a nice balance, hops are the highlight, refreshing and easy to drink. Went well with stove top roast beef.

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy amber, with nearly 3 fingers of beige/off-white head. Retention is great, with some great lacing to match.

S - Sweet, perfumey, floral aromas are most evident. Citrus peel and some grainy notes are there as well, albeit in a minor role.

T - Immediately the huge floral components hit; this is the most flowery beer I can remember tasting in quite some time. Bitter herbs and touches of lemon peel stand out also. Some fruity sweetness, almost like a sweetened green tea, makes a small appearance mid palate intermingled with modest grainy notes. Bitterness grows throughout and peaks late palate with a very citric and herbal flavor. The bitterness is quite high on Hop Ottin' carrying long into the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The body is a little heavier than most IPAs allowing some of these very interesting hop flavors to pull through and linger quite easily.

D - A unique IPA with much more emphasis on the floral qualities than the citrus and pine that I'm used to. A refreshing change to be sure, but the uber bitterness coupled with 7% ABV that I'm already feeling 3/4 through the glass leave a little to be desired (or undesired, as it may be).

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Photo of hiku7
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in a Nonic glass.

Overall, this is a solid hop lover's IPA. Not much else coming through, but the hops really got me started with the smell and then filled the palate both in taste and bitterness. This made a great complement to Indian food.

A - Thick eggshell white head on a clear deep amber pour. The lacing was amazing, with sticky rings that stayed there long after the beer was gone.

S - Citrus and pine were dominant, with floral aroma wafting through. Some spiciness in the smell also.

T - Hops and more hops coming through, but it works all the way from the initial hop taste to the strongly bitter hop finish. There is a bit of toasted or caramel malt in there somewhere but it has very little chance against the hops.

M - Creamy and smooth, feels right for the style and doesn't detract from the brew.

This is a solid and hoppy IPA. Will go back to this one.

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Photo of ckaufman
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle to a pint glass...

A nice clear golden orange in color with minimal head even though I poured with some vigor??? Decent lacing, but nothing to brag about. A moderate hop smell from the glass with the floral notes standing out the most. I noticed a even distribution of malts to hops in the nose. In the mouth is where this beer really shines. Great hop taste here... floral and piney with a touch of citrus. Well rounded with perhaps a malted barley influence? Moderately carbonated with a resinous feel in the mouth. Very drinkable even at 7.0 ABV. A good, well rounded Cali IPA.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,159 ratings.
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