Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GilGarp:
4.21/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle served fresh and cold (but no date on the bottle to confirm the former).
Hop otherwise is a classic copper hue with great clarity and thick white head. It settles slowly leaving a rocky cap and some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and fresh with grapefruit-centered citrus with a bit of spice.
Flavor is sweet up front with honey and caramel. The hops kick in the middle but never deliver a huge hit of bitterness. It's more hop flavor including orange zest and kafir lime. It finishes a bit dry but overall balanced.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. It has good balance of sweet and bitter for a double IPA.
Overall a really solid example of the style but a little on the safe side for a real hop head
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 01:57:07 | More by GilGarp
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear copper with tons of carbonation. Frothy, offwhite head with lots of little bubbles poking through. Head drapes off the sides of the glass until the end.
S: Caramel, toffee, biscuits, and some grapefruit and pine as well.
T: Stinging grapefruit citrus and bite of bitter hop resin dominates up front. That bitterness keeps coming back, and is never fully overcome by the sweetness impart by the malt. Some tobacco and pepper in between. Finishing flavor is a bit flat though, not sure if that's because taste buds have been scorched.
M: Bitterness reigns, but never ventures into undrinkable territory. Malt backbone is there just doesn't transition between bitter and sweet when needed. Good warm boozy feel at the end though, and head is fairly creamy.
O: An adventurous beer that isn't firing on all cylinders. Still a good beer, with a few tweaks could be a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 23:59:31 | More by blindtiger24
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.