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: 3,189 |  Reviews: 1,238
Photo of jrob21
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I like hops but not ones that finish in a bitter, biting sort of way. The most entertaining thing about this beer is the label. Bear + deer antlers = beer. Get [email protected] Not very well balanced. This is to IPAs what Heineken is to Pilsners. A bitter hell.

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Photo of righthereisay
2.33/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It was amber, cream head.

Smell was hoppy, some citrus.

It had a nice body. Not a lot of carbonation.

Ii'm just not into IPAs. I guess for IPAs it was good. It was just hoppy and bitter. Just not my thing.

Again, I'm not pro-IPA. Take this review avec a grain of salt.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.37/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

See-thru orangish amber body with a finger+ of fluffy cream-colored head. Head retention is good and there are plentiful sheets of lacing.

Smells very tame. A bit of hops, a bit of malt, and a slight hint of a weird medicinal smell.

Taste is tame also. Starts off with a promising sting of bitterness, but it quickly disappears and yields to a doughy maltiness. That medicinal character definitely comes into play and lingers in the aftertaste. Am I the only one who notices this weird medicinal character in AV's beers?

Medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall impression: A disappointingly mild IPA.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I originally sampled this beer on 26 January 2002. I am writing this review from my notes. This beer has a nice floral aroma, w/ an amber color. It's very hoppy. For me, it's a bit too hoppy. It's good, but not as good as Stone IPA , 2 Heart or Victory Hop Devil

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.6/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.61/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hop Ottin' IPA – IPA (7.0%) - Anderson Valley Brewing Co. (California)

App: Rich brown orange color with a massive off white head that literally takes up half the glass. Can erupted everywhere when I opened it, even though it was cold and had been sitting for at least 3 minutes. Could be my fault, but it makes me a little reticent. Pretty good lacing.

Smell: Some bitter earthiness in the nose. Fleeting piney notes,with a heavy alcohol smell. Not a lot going on. Could be a result of the pour?

Taste: Metallic and slightly bitter. Some nice floral like hops in the true taste. No malt balance to recommend with only the slightest toasted malts hiding in the background. Lackluster and with a lingering bitterness that is not pleasant.

Mouth: A little thin bodied but still well carbonated despite the disastrous can situation.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 12/18/13

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Photo of claminat420
2.68/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- poured a slight transparent dark amber color. solid off white colored head. medium to thick lacing.

S- just a faint hop smell is all i could pick up.

T- no malt presence at all. light hoppy aftertase. weak and watery.

M- light bodied. medium/ heavy carbonation.

D- glad i bought a single.

Overall- this is one brew i kinda had hopes for. i was going to get a 6 pack which was priced 12.99 and i'm glad i just bought a single. it reminded me of a crap macro lager like bud, coors, etc just hopped alil more. nothing special and totally a overrated beer.

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2.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not very hoppy, tastes like a lager wanting to be an IPA.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,189 ratings