Hop Ottin' IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,151 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:
3,151
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
531
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of whynot44
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking brew - clear orange/amber color with substantial creamy ivory head that retains well and produces some nice sticky lacing.

The aroma is grapefruit, hints of pine resin, honey and caramel malt, not at all overpowering.

The taste is somewhat bready caramel malt up front, then a solid hit of grapefruit and pine needles, some earthy and peppery notes drift in and out. finishes out with a lasting peppery, piney aftertaste.

Medium bodied, creamy smooth and very drinkable. Reasonably balanced (for an American IPA), but definitely for the hop head.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Shy5
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

I was very impressed with this. Others had said they really enjoyed this. It was my first time catching it on tap (when there weren't other things I was more interested in), so I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did.

A very well balanced IPA! Meaning the hops are there, you can taste them, but not so bitter as some other highly hopped beers! And it left a beautiful lace in my galss, full foam rings which meant you could count how many sips it took me to finish.

Will drink again, no question! Very good.

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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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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MiScusi
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Trader Joe's in Upland, CA.

A- A clear dark orange, a little darker than I like an IPA, but the off white head is phenomenal and has great retention and lacing.

S- reminds me a lot of Ruination. It's floral,

T- A very nice hoppy flavor to this. Pine is dominant. There is a sweet malty and floral aspect in the finish. Nice bitterness that lasts a few seconds after the sip.

M- Medium body, slick, a little too much so that it masks some of the carbonation. Not really how I like my IPA's to feel.

D- Good hop flavor, it definitely delivers in that aspect.

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Photo of RyanAU
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up some of this at work.

Appearance- amber color, nice head, nice lacing

Smell- hops

Taste- hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- Really good IPA. I really loved it. Really good hop flavor, haven't had it on tap but on tap it would be even more awesome

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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

Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,151 ratings.
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