Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Beaver13:
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle. Pours clear reddish gold with a huge pillowy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is bready, biscuity malts with piney hops.
The flavor is sweet bready, biscuity malts and some tropical fruit with lots of piney, resiny, minty hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice DIPA. I like the hops but not the malt profile - it's too sweet, bready and biscuity.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 00:06:30 | More by Beaver13
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3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Nice head here, robust and looking real good in my glass. Full head settles into a nice foam topping on top of the glass. Color is dark orange golden and the beer has good clarity.
On the nose, the hops are very pronounced along with underlying citrus notes, particularly pink grapefruit. Also getting yeasty challah bread notes in the aroma mix.
On the palate, I am hit first with that pink grapefruit. Just like the peel remnants on a grapefruit weave in bitterness on that fruit, in the glass the hops provide a similar sensation as the fruitiness subsides.
On the finish, the hop bitterness has lots of staying power.
Mouthfeel has probably the right touch of carbonation, though I could do with just a wee bit less. Substantive, approaching chewiness / syrup like texture - ok that is an exaggeration, but just sayin this is not a thin one.
Alcohol level given the Imperial styling goes north a bit, which suits me just fine. An enjoyable brew - and now remembering the great time had at Alaskan Brewery last summer - a definite beer lover's stop if ever in Juneau.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:49:37 | More by artdob
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.