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: 3,188 |  Reviews: 1,237
Photo of projectflam86
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy orange golden color with a thick foam head. Nice lacing left behind.

S- Hoppy nose with scents of pine and grain. Not picking up any citrus really but there is a bit of must.

T- Strong bitterness upfront with a piney aftertaste. The alcohol shows up in the finish. A bit astringent and soapy.

M- Medium/light bodied with decent carbonation.

D- I was hoping for a bit more out of the flavor profile but this was still a pretty decent brew.

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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 jmich24
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Duvel tulip
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A: Very clear copper color with light orange edges. Big one finger head. Thick sticky lacing.
S: Sweet graininess. Ornage peel.
T: Sweet maltiness, earthy hop bitterness to start and finish. Some citrus but not a ton.
M: Big almost creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness.
O: It is overly balanced and lacks big aroma I come to expect from top notch IPAs. I love citrus/tropical aroma and taste and this didnt cut it for my likings.

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

Pours an ambery/copper color with a fluffy light beige head. Piney, grassy and malty aromas paired with some light citrus notes. Floral and perfumy. For how aggressively hopped this beer is, it's surprisingly malty, too. It touches on caramel malts and the grapefruity citrusness shines in it's dry finish. Full bodied and drinkable. One of the better American IPAs I've had.

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Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of billshmeinke
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tumbler.

Golden/amber in color. One finger white head that fairly quickly dies down to a layer of foam on top, not too much lacing left behind.

Smells of light sweet malts, lemon citrus, and a hint of pine.

Taste follows smell. Lemon citrus and bitter resin. Slight pine flavor. Light sweet honey malts.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, a slight hop bite.

Drinkability stands out the most.

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Photo of Jtrigonis
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of joecast
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

clear, dark amber color, with a slightly off white head. settles down to a thin lace, leaving good lacing on the glass.

now if you put "hop" in the name of your beer, you better be serious .
these guys are serious. strong floral and grapefruit aroma. wow. "new car smell" should be this good. maybe some pine in there too, and we both know how much i like pine right?

hops again on show in the taste. very balanced with hop bitterness, flavor, and malts. the aftertaste though, is made mostly of hops, making sure you dont forget the name of your beer. kind of like each sip screams out "SAY MY NAME!!" finishes very smooth.

creamy mouthfeel makes this go down very easily. glad i got six as this has quickly become one of my favorite ipa's.

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Photo of Ego
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

awesome malt/fruity not hop creamy texture nose.. pouring.. frothy head unlike the ESB from the same brewery... sage/clove/citrus notes in the nose are deep... slightly darker than the ESB but just as clear, excellent lace, pours a brown amber... alcohol on the back end side, way milder than the dogfishhead head 90/120. on nose you might swear this is the ESB.. on head and flavor it is its own... maybe one of the best I have smelled but not as much flavour as some.. damn drinkable for this type.. smells like a pale or ESB, drinks like a hardy IPA... very solid beer.

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

Aroma here is predominately of pine resin hoppy goodness...a little earthy and malt notes peek through. However, very one sided.

Taste has an immediate crispness to it, letting you know it's indeed an IPA....but it surprises me by having a somewhat grainy, sweet body with a toasty or "husky" note to it....not that it's a bad thing, I actually quite enjoy that note and it led me to enjoy this beer. Finishes strong with a nice resiny bitterness that closes it out on a dry note without much lingering bitterness.

One of the more drinkable IPA's out there. Bitterness is pretty standard and average for style I'd say, and the body is pretty delicious.

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Photo of BeccaH
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of RaulMondesi
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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Photo of Bookseeb
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance has a hazy amber orange color supporting a thick pillowy head leaving a curtain of lace. Smell is piney, citrus grapefruit with the sweetness of the malt. Taste of the resin and grapefruit bitter balanced by the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of neckbeered
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ToasterChef
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

A: Pours a translucent burnt orange color. The tall head has a similar tint and a fairly dense, frothy texture. Retention is very good, and a decent amount of lace sticks to the glass in an irregular lattice.

S: Some whiffs of juicy citric hops give off an orange character. Fruity and a bit earthy. There are ample notes of caramel sweetness, especially for a West Coast IPA.

T: A moderate malt backbone - doughy, with hints of caramel sweetness. A dose of citric (bitter grapefruit) and piney hop flavor quickly takes over, contributing to a strong bitter bite into the finish. There's a slight touch of alcohol evident as well.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation achieves an excellent result - tingly throughout but never overdone. A thoroughly dry, somewhat alcoholic finish.

D: While this is a very good IPA, its bitterness and alcoholic heat slightly ding its drinkability for me. Make no mistake though, this is a pleasant, tasty IPA that any hophead can appreciate.

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Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of PatrickJR
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy amber, with nearly 3 fingers of beige/off-white head. Retention is great, with some great lacing to match.

S - Sweet, perfumey, floral aromas are most evident. Citrus peel and some grainy notes are there as well, albeit in a minor role.

T - Immediately the huge floral components hit; this is the most flowery beer I can remember tasting in quite some time. Bitter herbs and touches of lemon peel stand out also. Some fruity sweetness, almost like a sweetened green tea, makes a small appearance mid palate intermingled with modest grainy notes. Bitterness grows throughout and peaks late palate with a very citric and herbal flavor. The bitterness is quite high on Hop Ottin' carrying long into the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The body is a little heavier than most IPAs allowing some of these very interesting hop flavors to pull through and linger quite easily.

D - A unique IPA with much more emphasis on the floral qualities than the citrus and pine that I'm used to. A refreshing change to be sure, but the uber bitterness coupled with 7% ABV that I'm already feeling 3/4 through the glass leave a little to be desired (or undesired, as it may be).

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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 AlexChillton
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of reitzbrewing
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,188 ratings