Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

very good
3,159 Ratings
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. can served into a pint glass

Pours a light amber color with school-bus yellow undertones. Less than one finger of eggshell head forms, large-bubbled and not very lacy.

Hop Ottin' is a very straightforward IPA. You've got some resiny smells, some pine, and some Mandarin orange. That's all the complexity that this beer's hop profile can muster. A greater-than-expected malt presence gives off lots of crystal malt aromas. It's not bad -- I wouldn't throw rocks at it -- but it's just boring compared to a lot of this beer's competition on the shelf.

Hop Ottin' tastes pretty much as it smells: competent but a bit blase. Caramelly crystal malts, bitter pine hop flavors. Some oily resin flavor, light orange. Some people would call this a balanced beer given all of the malt flavor. I disagree. I think this beer is slightly imbalanced towards the malty side. Lots of malt flavor (for the style) and a lot of bitterness, but less true lupulin flavor than desired. It's not a bad drink, it's just an average IPA.

You'd expect this beer, given my description of its maltiness, to have a medium-full body for the style. You'd be right. It's not offensive to me, but it isn't preferable. Overall, this is a pretty average IPA. If you like malty IPAs then this is a good option for you, especially being packaged in cans. Hopheads can do better, however.

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Photo of sleazo
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favourite IPAs. Pours an amber brown/red with a big fluffy head. the cloud like head and lace linger in the glass while bubles cascade upwards.It is clearly highly hopped(why else would you be drinking an IPA) but you can definitely taste the malt as the beer is well rounded. The first sip is of pine resin with the malt coming through as the aftertaste. The alcohol is subdued which means this beer sneaks up on you. It is however a highly refreshing brew.

This is a hell of a lot cheaper in California, but worth it for the occasional sixer back east. This is my go to sixer as well as my lawnmower beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into my Short's Impeial Pint Glass.

A: Pours a dark amber with one finger of cream colored head that leaves very nice sticky lace.

A: I notice the bready, biscuity malts the most. This is a very malty IPA. Although I was expecting a much more pronounced hop profile, the grassy hops do show up.

T: Again, not what I was expecting. Much maltier, this almost has a feel of an American Ale not an IPA. Bread, caramel, and some light citrus come through.

M: Medium body, caramel and malts give it a sticky mouthfeel. Good levels of carbonation give it a sting on the back end.

D and overall impression: Low ABV and decent mouthfeel make this an easy one to drink. But if I am reviewing to style (which I am) I don't think this measures up. As an IPA, this is just slightly above average. Good not great. But if I'm in the mood for an IPA, I'll be choosing something else. Skal.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint

a: slightly hazy amber color with a very fluffy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass for a long time.

s: lemony hop aromas with a noticeably sweet caramel malt aroma. not too crazy on the hops, but it does smell quite refreshing.

t: citrus and floral hop flavor up front with some nice pine bitterness at the end. sweet malts are there throughout the flavor making this much less bitter than expected. well balanced and very flavorful.

m: slightly sticky mouthfeel.

a good ipa worth trying, but it won't be replacing any of my favorite local brewed IPAs anytime soon (i'm looking at you Blatant and Mayflower). i won't buy this again @ $13.99 a six pack, but i'm still glad i got it. recommended.

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by one of my local bottle shop guys who knows I love IPAs, especially in cans. No dating on the packaging or can. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Beautiful clear amber body with a huge three-finger light tan head. Nice head retention and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is not strong, but solidly representative of hops. The citrus notes are a light blend of grapefruit and tangerine. A small amount of floral tones follow, with a decent amount of sweet, caramel malt.

Not a hop bomb by any means, but pleasantly hop bitter. The taste is a little more bitter than the aroma would suggest, as the sweeter side of the hops are not as present in the taste as they are in the smell. The sweetness of the taste is attributable to the malt, for sure. Decent IPA flavor balance.

Medium to light mouthfeel, that is pretty easy to drink overall. Not the best IPA I've had, but solid overall.

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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,159 ratings.
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