I have had a few Anderson Valley brews and they are all very solid, well made and good. The beer I want to profile tonight is their version of an Imperial Pale Ale called the Hop Ottin’.
The website, avbc.com, has plenty of information regarding all of the beers they brew and the description of the Hop Ottin’ is pretty alluring.
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.
Let’s see how it is.
This Anderson Valley effort comes in a 12 oz. bottle with an ABV of 7.0%
This beer is satisfactory and genuine. Easy drinking and could be enjoyed at any point during the year regardless of the season. I could easily put a couple of these back and if someone offered up a bottle, I wouldn’t hesitate. It’s worth a try if you favor IPA’s. It might not be the best out there, but it sure needs to be reckoned with and not overlooked when beer shopping.
Thanks for reading and I hope you guys are enjoying some “good” beer tonight. Please leave a comment if you feel the need. Any suggestions or critiques are welcome.
Score: 4.0 out of 5