Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by blindtiger24:
3.89/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
07-09-2014 23:59:31 | More by blindtiger24
More User Reviews:
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.
01-16-2014 23:18:40 | More by lordofthewiens
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
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
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
02-14-2014 00:06:30 | More by Beaver13
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.