Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,163 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:
3,163
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
537
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep caramel color with amber accents. Head is popcorn colored and 4 fingers tall. A bit darker than I'd like for an IPA (I'm a fan of the lighter shades)

And as I expected with the darker shade comes strong caramel malts and butterscotch. Beneath the butterscotch sweetness is some vanilla, orange, and grapefruit pith. It's a supremely sweet and nice aroma, but I don't trust it!

Citrus forward, with toffee malts, caramel, which only gets louder as it warms. Hops and pine come in strong behind the former. There's nothing infectious with the flavor, it's just overall disgusting - wrought with caramel notes.

Feel is medium bodied, creamy, and a sticky, dry, tongue scrubbing feel towards the finish.

Overall, eh, not really fresh tasting. I can see how hopheads and especially fans of West Coast IPA's would enjoy this, but it's not for me.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours an amber semi-cloudy orange with an off white head, slight lacing, decent amount of carbonation.

A: Touch of grapefruit and pine, sweet malts come through pretty strong, hops are not as strong as I was hoping.

T: Like the nose, slight grapefruit rind, pine needles, moderate amount of bitterness in the middle, nicely balanced with the malts, really dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with a very dry finish.

O: It's old, hops are not as prevalent as I was hoping. I can't find this in my area fresh, but if I'm reading the code right this can is from around August, 2016. This probably explains why the hops are not popping, curious know how this taste fresh.

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Photo of Pletser
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuaneL
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a fabulous beer - perfect balance of hops and malt!! IBU of 78, higher than Stone Delicious. Great to have with food.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbarny76
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewsmindseye
4.84/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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 123321123321
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breardon1776
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml can poured into tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with one fat finger of beige head that leaves Arabian skyline lace as it recedes.

Smells of orange rind, grapefruit zest, muddled tropical fruit, honeyed brown bread, pine needles, expensive perfume and cut flowers.

Tastes of more bready caramel malt, blood orange, grapefruit flesh, citrus oil, oak and intense piney hops.

Feels big and hearty. Hefty middleweight with solid carbonation. Finishes super dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Hardcore IPA.

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Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VICMANROQ
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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Photo of jimbo789
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dholman02
4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really good beer and would totally recommend for the ipa lovers!

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Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bufleraj
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jasonban4
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,163 ratings.
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