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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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88
very good

449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 20
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nugget and Apollo hops added in the brew kettle provide a green, floral aroma and citrus hop base, while the later addition of Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops add notes of spicy grapefruit and orange - complimenting the resilient malt profile.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 11-28-2012)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and earthy hops with some backing caramel malt. Upfront scent of ripe citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, apricot, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy hop presence with hints of dank pine resin and grass. Solid backing presence of malt with hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. A very good hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and earthy hop driven IPA taste with big notes of citrus, pine, and caramel malt. Big upfront taste of ripe and juicy citrus hops with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, apricot, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. Earthy and herbal hops with notes of dank and spicy pine resin and grass. Hops are nicely bitter and oily. Backing of sweet malt with notes of caramel, biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very good IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very juicy, oily, and drying. Alcohol heat is minimal.

Overall: A very good Imperial IPA. Has a West Coast style presence of tropical fruits with a solid caramel malt backing.

01-24-2014 08:19:24 | More by MattyG85
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +2%

A pretty beer. In a snifter the beer poured a clear amber color with a small white head. There was a bit of lace.

A mostly pine aroma. Some citrus. Sweet malt.

Pine resin taste primarily. A wee bit of grapefruit. Caramel.

Sticky. Sweet and hoppy.

Nice beer.

01-16-2014 23:18:40 | More by lordofthewiens
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from the tap.

The beer is a rich, amber colour. Very light nose, hoppy, citrus, and clean. The taste was not as bitter as expected, but had a citrus and hop flavour. Very clean, balanced, and not intense. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

02-02-2013 04:04:41 | More by NilocRellim
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.69/5  rDev -5.9%

A little malty on the aroma, but a nice juicy, citrus hop burst taste. Body is solid medium and drinks well. Solid IIPA

08-29-2014 02:41:59 | More by EgadBananas
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Dogleg

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-27-2014 14:28:54 | More by Dogleg
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JustCallMeAL

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

08-27-2014 06:16:48 | More by JustCallMeAL
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nicksanch81

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

08-27-2014 02:05:43 | More by nicksanch81
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Pro_Magnon

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-27-2014 01:35:03 | More by Pro_Magnon
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

08-26-2014 01:56:44 | More by Tracker83
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nayb_poppins


4.88/5  rDev +24.5%

08-25-2014 07:35:28 | More by nayb_poppins
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IDPharmProf


4/5  rDev +2%

08-23-2014 22:45:35 | More by IDPharmProf
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%

08-23-2014 02:46:51 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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tulipcitybob

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

08-22-2014 14:50:06 | More by tulipcitybob
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

08-22-2014 02:56:49 | More by Stu_Grimson
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Cletts206


3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

08-22-2014 02:19:04 | More by Cletts206
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cmgray03

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-22-2014 02:13:25 | More by cmgray03
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slader

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-22-2014 02:08:21 | More by slader
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allengarvin

Texas

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%

A: 3.75 Dark orange-amber with a small head.
S: 4.25 Big aroma, evident clearly when it's just sitting in front of me. Ripe fruity citrus hop scent.
T: 4 This is certainly a strong IPA, though the body is surprisingly light. Very high bitterness and a lot of grapefruit-citrus hop flavor. Malt doesn't really stand up to the hops, despite the strength. This is for hop lovers.
M: 4.25 as I mentioned, rather light for strength
O: 4 Pretty good double IPA.

Weighted 20%,20,40,5,15: 3.81.

08-20-2014 15:02:33 | More by allengarvin
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Eddyfunt

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

08-18-2014 21:36:48 | More by Eddyfunt
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Oakengroves

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-18-2014 06:30:05 | More by Oakengroves
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

08-18-2014 03:26:56 | More by Sparty55
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somalley26

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

08-17-2014 22:53:50 | More by somalley26
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JeffONeal

Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

08-17-2014 22:31:33 | More by JeffONeal
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

08-17-2014 18:15:19 | More by MDDMD
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

A - Pours a clear amber with a one-finger creamy head. Very light lacing.

S - Heavy aroma of grapefruit and pine.

T - Follows the aroma with lots of grapefruit and resinous hops. There is just enough caramel sweetness to balance the bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbnation. Mouthfeel is sticky with a dry finish.

O - A nice very hop forward DIPA. Very easy drinking.

08-17-2014 05:00:03 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.