Thursday, November 11, 2010

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Hop Ottin' IPA

Here is what the Brewer Says:
Hop Ottin’ IPA is as hoppy as they come. The name means “hard working hops,” in Boontling, and that tells it all. Generous additions of high-alpha Pacific Northwest hops added during a vigorous boil, plus traditional dry hopping, with whole hop cones, give this ale a delicious citrus aroma, and an intense hoppy bite. This IPA is a hop lover’s dream.
Hop Ottin’ IPA received a Silver Medal from the 2001 World Beer Championships, in the India Pale Ale category, and has several other medals as well. As with all of our products, Hop Ottin’ IPA is never sterile filtered nor heat pasteurized, and should be stored in refrigeration. However, to fully enjoy its rich and complex flavor, it should be served between 40° and 45°F.
7.0 % Alcohol by Volume
80 IBU

My Thoughts: The pour of this beer was orange and somewhat hazy with a slight white foamy head out of the bottle.   It smelled a little like  grapefruit and even a hint of a bread smell.   The grapefruit smell carries over into the tasting.  The grapefruit and citrus hops come through strong at first but are soon mellowed out a bit by the  sweetness this brew has mid and after drinking.  The after taste is hopppy thought and does dry your palate out a bit.  The body on this brew thanks to the malt used to balance it out is a little thicker and the carbonation is a little lower.  I liked it enough to buy a six pack and it is a good IPA to have around if you want something hoppy with a little extra body. 

Serving Type: Bottle

My Rating: Overall 81.5/100
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4

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