Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,157 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:
3,157
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
534
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of qcghost
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Mikey440
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Colin32
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is a bit hazy between orange and copper. The head is minimal with good retention. No lacing.
S: There's tons of fruit, pineapple, resin, grapefruit, orange, lemon zest. It's rather good.
T: The taste has some citrus some of lemon and orange, there's some grapefruit and hoppy profile in the back.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is good. Bitterness is minimal.
O: Nice surprise.

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Photo of Giangio
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grittybrews
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattinIdaho
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber color with copper hues, almost clear. Foam white, high durability, the walls of the foamed glass leaves rings.
The aroma mainly malt, caramel background are the resin and fruits.
The resin turned up the taste this beer, further fruits that give freshness. Heavy notes of malt and caramel are muted. For a long finish herbal resin bitterness, slightly astringent, including beer completely do not mind.
The loading medium toward the high suitable

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Photo of adamvan44
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paoloboston
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: pours amber copper color - decent creamy two finger head - sticky resiny feel to this one. Aroma is sweet caramel / toffy malt. Taste is rather thick and malty, more like a malt forward IPA - akin to the Colorado or midwestern style. Not a West Coast at all IMO - way too dark/dank hops. Overall it's a decent beer - worth a try and easy to find in the can at your local Trader Joes.

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Photo of samEBC
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a copper color with a small white head. The aroma is mild hops. The taste is is straight forward IPA with some malt thrown in.

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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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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,157 ratings.
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