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
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-clear copper color. There's about two fingers worth of off-white colored head, though the texture is a bit rougher than I prefer. The retention is solid enough, though, and good amounts of lacing are left behind.

S: The hops here are mostly piny, with some lemony hints and no tropical fruits (or any other citrusy notes) anywhere. Meanwhile, its malt backbone is loaded with toffee and nuttiness. I kind of wish this was less malty and more fruity, but that's only personal preference.

T: There's a slight opening of nutty sweetness - then boom, the hops hit. Sadly, there isn't much hop flavor, rather it relies on grassy bitterness as a ballast toward the building caramel sweetness. There's something past the swallow suggesting leather, and after half the bottle, becomes too malty for me. But it's still pretty good at the end of the day.

M: Carbonation pokes through the body quite strongly, and helps to dry out the finish some. It's also quite crisp and relatively light (if somewhat sweet on the linger), so this one is pretty drinkable.

O: This kind of IPA - sweetish, bitter from the hops, no citrus - isn't my style, but this *is* well made considering that. I have trouble finding this one fresh, and it's a bit pricier than the standard IPA 6-packs; as a result, this one isn't on my 'must buy immediately' list.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

You know what my peeps? Something's are just good, like, solid. Like when my baby mama cooks me a grilled cheese with jalepeno's after a few too many Mirror Ponds... Yeah, Hop Ottin' is just that. Great hop to malt ratio, and just tasty and smooth.

Kinda like when said BM switched my cheese from nasty processed to Tillamook organic, yep!

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clarity with an almost garnet like hue. The head is absolutely beautiful, thick sticky head of cream like foam. Nose is pungent herbal hops, old bread, and unopened fruit. Taste is very deep, almost nutty/toffee like malt flavors. Piney, sharp, almost floral hop characteristics. Medium thick mouthfeel and perfect carbonation levels. Different from your usual, citrus-like hoppy ipa. Great flavor and beautiful to the eye.

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle from Beers of Europe website (£3.39):
Caramel amber with a centimetre tall and foamy white head that halves in size and sticks to the sides of the glass after a few minutes.

Caramel & lots of sweet malts and some brown sugar along with a bitter base. There is a definite hop filled aroma but these are more subtle than I had been expecting from a West Coast IPA and there is a floral smell to this. A good balance on the nose although a touch of alcohol manages to sneak through on the nose.

Caramel and sweet malts hit you , following on well from the nose with some toffee and biscuit coming through as well. Again the beer is more malty than I anticiapted and there is a nice alcohol kick to it somewhere around the middle too. Some floral hops and a touch of tropical fruits & citrus at the end.

Smooth with a medium body and despite the malts overpowering the hops the beer is still a bitter one with a solid alcohol kick to it that I enjoyed. There was a very nice balance to the beer and a lot of depth too, keeping things interesting right until the death.

Pleasant beer and as I mentioned above, one that was a lot more malty than I had expecting with the sweetness and caramel taking a front seat over the usual grapefruit and pine hops but the beer still worked well and was a nice chance from the norm for an American IPA. A good balance throughout and the hints of alcohol too.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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