Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sprucetip:
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau. From notes.
Very clear, active, modest head/lacing. Guessing medium amber color, but the light was low in the bar.
Gooey green hoppy goodness dominates. A bit of booze pokes through. I don't much notice the ample malt due to the prodigious hopping!
The taste is more balanced than the nose but is still very hop forward, and multiple varieties seem to contribute. Malty sweetness balances well and is noticeable. Some booze is also present, but mostly this is just a really nicely hopped up brew, though with a sturdy spine. Bitterness is medium. This one is mostly about the hop flavor.
Well carbonated, full body, some bitterness and drying in the finish.
I had had this a few weeks before in Anchorage (we don't tend to get the draft only releases in my little drinkin' village) and was at first underwhelmed. Maybe it was a bit green then? Anyhow, I had a couple, or maybe 3, at the Alaskan that night and it hit the spot. Finally Alaskan Brewing has made a legit IPA! The regular one in 6 packs is more of an APA if you ask me. Sierra Pale has a far more robust hop profile than it does. And the Extra Tough, an earlier attempt at a DIPA, just didn't work for me. Many of you would call it a mess. But I think they have finally found a recipe that works. I hope they keep making it. And bottle it too.
Serving type: on-tap
11-28-2012 03:56:09 | More by sprucetip
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4.54/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cellar temperature in a tulip.
It has a pretty, transluscent golden-amber body and a soft, two-finger white head.
An inviting aroma of bready malt, spruce trees, and orange peel here. A nicely dank hop smell.
The flavor has a great initial burst of zesty citrus which gradually dries into resinous pine needles and biscuity, bready maltiness. An excellent harmony of IPA flavors presented in sufficient imperial intensity.
For feel, it has a bright carbonation which brings the hoppiness to life, and a medium to full body. Feels right.
A delightfully well-done DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:32:07 | More by Kuaff
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.