Friday, September 21, 2012

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Hop Ottin’ IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Anderson Valley Brewing Company Hop Ottin’ IPA. 

From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company website: “Hop Ottin’ IPA is, just like Anderson Valley itself, easy for anyone to appreciate while offering depth and complexity for those who take the time to savor. Brilliant copper color with a lingering, lacy white head. The nose sings of grapefruit, pine needles, citron, roses, and bergamot. The flavor is rich in the citrusy, resiny flavors typical of the Pacific-Northwest hops packed into this beer, balanced artfully with a solid malt character and crisp bitterness leading to a beautifully dry, light herbal finish. More than just a hop lover’s dream, Hop Ottin’ IPA is a balanced beer for the ages.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours an amber orange with a large off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Pine and citrus hops, sweet caramel malt and toffee.
Taste: Wonderful balance of pine and citrus hops blended with sweet malt.
Overall: Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Hop Ottin’ IPA is an excellent beer that’s balanced well for those who want a great IPA without an overdose on hop bitterness. I’d put this one in the must try category.


Mark Harvey

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