Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Hop Ottin' IPAHop Ottin' IPA
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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: 3,182 |  Reviews: 1,236
Photo of brentblack1
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of hustlesworth
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- looks nice n thick as it pours into a slightly hazy orange-blossom honey color with bright golden highs. creamy orange tinted ivory porridge looking head is pretty remarkable because it's a real lace maker, but also because it seems as if it's drying on top, or as if there's solid chunks in there, becoming all wrinkly and textured as it settles to a massive chunky disk, like a slowly deflating balloon. as the beer goes down, it breaks up and reforms like half-melted feta cheese

S- fresh pungent hops of the c-bus variety are earthy, herbal, and a little bit citric. floral indeed, as the label says, but not the smell of garden flowers. it's the smell of my second favorite flower. some mineral water/wet dog smells are there too, with wine cask, pineapple upside-down cake, and burnt oranges. a hearty dose toasted caramel malt balances out the aroma.

T- unfortunately, some of that wet dog smell carries over into the taste, a quality that i find to be rather disagreeable in an otherwise solid ipa. lucky for me, less than half way through, as the beers gets a chance to air out, the odor/taste quickly fades away so it won't effect the score all that much. nice herbal earthy hop from start to finish, but i could desire a different variety to better compliment the malt sweetness rather than completely out-balance it. honestly the hop flavor of a burp from this one is a much better example, as it's tropical fruity and white flowers. on the swallow though, its flavor seems to have been cut short to only a sharp (albeit pleasing) bitterness. the malt however, laying in the hop shadow, is as honey sweet as the label suggests, and would make for a great imperial. nice aromatic wood flavors, and some burnt cookie. what may seem complex at first is pretty cut & dry, and in the back there's this old-school "beer" taste, that is for the most part indescribable. maybe it's the solar power.

MF- body is pumped up thanks to malt and has a nice smooth texture to it, as if i were drinking clumps of foam from the head. the dry hopping, i assume, is what also gives it the feeling of alpha oils, or hop resin, and an intense dryness. very natural, very green feeling.

D- it's good, but i'd opt for another of an old favorite if i could. this was a good buy, but there are many others that are better suited to my preferences.

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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of John
4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One the top American IPAs. Highly recommended. Just wish it wasn't so damned expensive here in NY. $10.99 a six!

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Photo of mnj21655
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a clear golden copper color with about a finger of creamy white head. Aroma is dominated by citrusy, piney, and slightly floral American hops. There is a caramel malt undertone to the aroma. Taste is much like the aroma but the flavors here are much more potent. This beer is solidly bitter with a full hop flavor (mostly pine with a bit of citrus/floral) and a surprisingly strong caramel maltyness. This beer is relatively full bodied for and IPA but isn't terribly sweet. Carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is pretty good. I typically like my IPAs to be drier, with less body, a bit more hop aroma and flavor, and with a more subdued malt presence. That being said I still enjoyed this IPA and was glad that I was able to try it.

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Photo of stirgy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one poured out a nice amber orange color with a pretty creamy and dense white head. Slightly hazed. Nice lemony citrus hop aroma. There’s some sweet malt in the body, but the hop bitterness makes the beer dry. This reminds me of a lighter bodied Hop Devil. It’s very tasty and is highly drinkable. I detect some sweet apples and a pleasant fruitiness. There’s also an oaky, woody character hiding in there, too. Finishes dry with a tang of grapefruit. I really like this beer.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- pours a forthy foamy head with a light burnt orange color. Head leaves a nice little lacing behind.

S- citrus and floral hop aroma. faint on the alcohol and malt as well. A nice balance. It is intriguing me.

T- very hoppy and dry. the citrus and floral aroma isnt that well defined in the taste. It is a mere afteraste. Decent.

M- dry and hoppy. Wets your whistle so to say. Smooth on the way down.

D- if you like IPA's this is a good one for you. I have just started to come somewhat of a fan of them. Its good and a few these could be put down during the summer months.

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Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of samie85
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes; originally 10/05/10.

A-Pours a light amber color with a two finger head white head.

S-Light caramel with some spicy pine and mango with a little grapefruit.

T-Bitter spicy and dry pine with a little grapefruit and light with a lingering bitterness.

M-Light bodied and pretty well-carbonated with a prickly sensation.

D-A little too dry and light bodied for my taste but a very tasty beer.

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Photo of rxthree
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Picked up a 12oz bottle at the shop. Poured a dark copper and amber. Almost a reddish hue to it. Smells of citrus pith and resinous pine. So drinking this I personally feel like it is very malt forward almost like a APA. If I taste tested this blind I would think it was a APA. I gave it a 4 tho for taste because I like the taste very much. It's a good beer. A malt forward IPA if there is such a thing.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a plastic pint glass at Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger off-white head. Long retention, creamy head. Orange-brown color. Nice carbonation and lacing. Some particles floating about. Thin lacing.

S- Strong, bitter citrusy hops, grapefruit and bitter citrus. Caramel malts peek through at the end of the smell. Sugary as well.

T- Bittering hop forward with a solid malt backbone. Sweet flavors finish off.

M- Medium in body, maybe a tad over-carbonated and a dry finish.

O- Hoppy and medium bodied IPA. Not great, but no weakness.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of riversider76
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep golden. Fluffy white head,with excellent retention,and lacing. Aroma is of floral hops,citrus,and a bit of pine. Body is medium to heavy,with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is bittered, with a nice balance of floral hops,and grapefruit. Good stuff!

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Wonderful white foam with excellent lacing, possibly the best of any IPA. Copper in color, as the bottle claims.

Smell: Pine and resin. Herbal perfume smell. Flowers and some grapefruit and caramel. This would be a 5 if it were a tad bolder.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Strong strong grapefruit. Flowers in the background. Chamomile, grass, and orange peel are also evident. There is a spice, but I can't quite pinpoint it. Possibly nutmeg, which I gather from the smell as well. There's an extra bitterness at the bottom that's quite yeasty. Not the cleanest mouthfeel, but it fits with the rest of the beer: elegant yet somehow unrefined.

Overall Drinkability: Very boozy, but it doesn't smell/taste as such. A surprising IPA, and one that I will look for in the future.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of BucBasil
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 1pt, 6oz bottle into a large mug. The beer is a deep, slightly hazy orange color. You really have to be careful while pouring this one, as the head can get out of control pretty quickly. This head is off-white, rocky, and grew to 3 and a half fingers thick with awesome retention.

Smell: Surprisingly sweet aroma of fresh orange juice and flowers. Lemon zest comes in, followed by a light tea note. Delicious and fresh all the way through.

Taste: Starts smooth and citrusy with a light creamy character. Bready malt comes in to balance, along with light fruits and a general floral character. Finishes with a dominating, piney hop wallop that dries everything up, leaving you wanting more. A deceiving, two faced beer that lures you in only to kick your ass and leave you out on the street. Just what I look for in an IPA.

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Photo of alcstradamus
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Murky amber color with a finger of head that dies down to a collar fairly quickly.

Floral hops dominate the nose, a bit waxy but overall not too bad.

Taste is big caramel malts, a bit of front end bitterness to accompany a weak floral hop profile. Very average. Mouthfeel is fine, but there are so many better IPA's out there why drink this?

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

This brew was poured to a nice copper color with a little cloudiness and a nice thick fluffy off white head that broke down slowly and left a good amount of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aromas of this brew are mostly of floral and citrus hops, the floral seem to be more dominant but I am able to pick up both. Able to sense some malt in the nose but definitely takes a back seat. The taste is nice, I am able to pick up the malt even though it seems to show up and then disappear just a quick as the hops taste takes over and you can notice a slight alcohol taste. Over all this is a very nice brew, not my favorite IPA but very solid.

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Photo of MisterClean
2.91/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at homebrew club meeting

A - Poured golden with a 1-fingered, white head. Dissipated moderately slow and left little lacing.

S - Toffee and caramel. Hmm, no hops. Is this an IPA?

T - Toffee, caramel, and bittering hops.

M - Dominated by bittering hops, and thin. The malts and hops do not mesh in the mouthfeel. Almost as if they are completely separate!

D - This is less than what I expect from AV. No aroma or flavor hops were apparent in this example.

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Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,182 ratings
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