Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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89
very good
3,164 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:
3,164
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
537
For Trade:
0
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One of the more available California IPA's I haven't tried, I'm hoping this one will be a refreshing departure from the 85 degree heat that's melted my brain today.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Stone IRS tulip glass, this brew has a light, transparent, goldish color with a ton of fluffy white head that dissolved only slightly, leaving behind a bubbly uneven surface similar to a bubble bath.

The smell is fantastically potent, a mix of pine, grapefruit, and golden raisins.

At the first sip, the flavor is unusual: a mild alcohol burn dominates at first, then fades into a bitter mix of grapefruit and phenol, uncharacteristic of an IPA. The finish is a ghost of honey sweetness. Further sips expand that same faint honey flavor so that it is experienced throughout consumption.

This brew is fairly easy to drink, but it's definitely not what I'd consider one of the better tasting IPA's. Perhaps it's not as fresh as it should be (although there's no noticeable dating on the bottle). I wouldn't turn one down if it were offered to me, but given the choice between this and just about any other IPA, I'd choose another.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,164 ratings.
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