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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

452 Ratings
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Ratings: 452
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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Reviews by goochpunch:
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goochpunch

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours out a clear copper with a frothy white head. Smell isn't as strongly hoppy as I would have imagined. Smells of citrus and pine with some booze. Flavor is rather malty, with lots of caramel malt flavor. Hops come in through the finish with a good bit of citrus peel. I pick up tangerine oil. Overall pretty sweet and not enough bitterness to balance. Slight boozey taste. Body is fairly light, all things considered. Quite a bit of prickly carbonation. This is a decent beer, but I'm kind of disappointed. When the name of your beer is a pun based on the word "hop," you should probably make a hop bomb. Tastes more like a really big pale ale rather than an IPA of any ilk, if that makes any sense.

03-21-2014 02:14:43 | More by goochpunch
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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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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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Lazaro

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

05-29-2013 22:42:33 | More by Lazaro
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Beaver13

Colorado

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
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-30-2014 01:52:36 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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cincysig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-28-2014 21:02:54 | More by cincysig
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SudsSurfer

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-16-2014 19:39:46 | More by SudsSurfer
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Jcru33

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-07-2014 04:57:53 | More by Jcru33
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-18-2014 14:42:03 | More by rhinonau
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2014 02:35:57 | More by bpfrush
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-02-2014 04:08:53 | More by buyyourfreedom
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2014 02:19:58 | More by valkyre65
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

02-26-2014 04:46:28 | More by timontheroad
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-12-2014 23:03:04 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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Codester

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-30-2014 04:44:02 | More by Codester
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

01-28-2014 04:25:01 | More by richkrull
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

08-09-2014 23:39:19 | More by BraveMountie
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-03-2014 05:02:10 | More by nhirsch04
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En29356

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-20-2014 02:42:08 | More by En29356
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-25-2014 03:28:57 | More by Ashinpaugh
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Brewcycler

California

3.88/5  rDev -1%

08-16-2014 19:47:52 | More by Brewcycler
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-18-2014 02:00:34 | More by Shawner
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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

02-03-2014 19:11:25 | More by optimator705
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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.