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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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88
very good

393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | 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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Ratings: 393 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

05-11-2014 15:46:54 | More by cultclassic89
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

05-27-2014 13:02:08 | More by DaveMiller
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 07:06:22 | More by brandon911
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

04-06-2014 00:43:34 | More by afsdan
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BrienVoll

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

12-29-2012 17:17:30 | More by BrienVoll
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

09-08-2013 14:22:23 | More by wvsabbath
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2014 00:42:45 | More by derkfromwi
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seifer1886

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

05-27-2014 23:57:48 | More by seifer1886
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

04-06-2014 10:51:03 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2014 03:39:07 | More by Smarty_Pints
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2014 21:38:03 | More by SkinniePost
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Ilafan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

06-22-2014 20:14:10 | More by Ilafan
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2014 21:39:22 | More by dmadsen
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Norm406

Montana

4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2014 03:00:37 | More by Norm406
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South2NW

Oregon

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured to a standard pint.

A: pours a nice, translucent amber color with about a 1 finger off white head. Leaves spotty lacing in the glass.

S: great aromas of pine/spruce, some citrus, sweet caramel, and alcohol.

T: Very well done. I get the citrus first, followed by the pine flavor. The malt is pretty sweet, but works well with the other flavors.

M: medium body, good carbonation, but not overly bubbly.

O: Very impressed with this DIPA from Alaskan. Quite tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 02:24:14 | More by South2NW
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EGreen

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty citrus pine aroma. Sweet caramels with some nice fruity flavors which lead to a nice hops-pine finish. Decent bitterness that continues to linger well after. Fairly mellow and decently balanced. Overall, a much better IPA than I've come to expect from Alaskan.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 00:41:14 | More by EGreen
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dirtylou

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz single, odell snifter

Dark orange body - nice fluffy white cap with sticky retention. Hop profile is juicy and sweet without much of a bitterness bite. Lots of tangerine, clementine, sweet tropical fruit notes. A bit oily - lacking much in the way of body and depth, but pretty clean and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 22:46:49 | More by dirtylou
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morimech

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that had excellent retention before settling to a thick cap. Surprised by the lack of lacing as there is just a little bit of suds that stick to the glass.

Pine and citrus hops make up the majority of the aroma with some earthy and resiny notes rounded out the smell.

A little sweetness exists before the bitterness takes over. Sticky resin coats the palate with citrus and earth. Some nice subtle melon notes as well. Not the biggest DIPA but still good hop flavor. No sign of alcohol and bitterness does not overwhelm the palate.

Medium body and nicely carbonated. Nice smooth texture really allows the flavors to develop.

A really good DIPA, although not in the elite ranks of the style, is still more than a worthwhile effort.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 20:10:03 | More by morimech
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mactrail

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Handsome amber brew with ample foam in the snifter. Sudsy and a little sharp on the tongue with hoppy acidity. Big fruity aroma of orange blossoms, lime peel, and fermenting pineapple. Some alcohol presence that gives it a mixed drink taste.

This is plenty sweet with malt. The hops are a welcome balance to all that malt. It's like orange marmalade with the bitterness finally coming across for the flavor. Mango and really sweet orange with a touch of cocktail bitters makes it even more interesting.

Another tasty Northwest DIPA. This is sweeter and fruitier, and more like a liqueur. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 06:39:23 | More by mactrail
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blindtiger24

Colorado

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
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vkv822

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz : SN IPA Glass

Clear, dark copper with a thick, craggy foamy off white head. Great retention.

Resiny, spicy, grapefruit, orange. Very inviting nose.

Again more resiny, grapefruit, slightly sweet orange, with just enough malty, bready backbone to keep it in check.

Medium body, foamy, mild carbonation. Lightly boozy.

A very well done DIPA. I appreciated the distinct orange notes in addition to the general grapefruit, citric profile. Though the alcohol wasn't overwhelming, I've had other DIPA's of the same ABV that hide it better.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 09:12:25 | More by vkv822
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Alaskan Hopothermia Double IPA

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Golden amber with nice clarity. Good finger of head with excellent retention. Several rings of lace clinging to the pint.

S) Light pine and tangelo. Heavy citrus peel. Slightly floral...

T) Quite a bit of citrus rind, piney, very earthy hops, decent malt backing, which is primarily a mild caramel sweetness. The 8.5% ABV is well hidden.

M) Medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation, which creates a crisp lively feel. Bitter citrus rind finish.

O) An enjoyable beer for sure... I'd go for this again... Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 20:19:01 | More by RoamingGnome
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

I'm not mad at the way this beer looks at all. The pour produces a frothy, 4-finger thick head that persists until forming a plateau, then persists some more into a half-finger thick film above the liquid. The liquid is copper with some wheat hues and a slow, steady carbonation. As the head recedes, lace is left both horizontally and in a long-drape formation along the glass. Good stuff.

This is a piney type of hopped up beer, at least on the nose, which is a nice break from all the citrus I've been finding in my beers lately. I love citrus, but I like a piney IPA too. There's some sweet malt balancing out the hops on the nose, so the beer doesn't come off as predominantly bitter. The hops are pungent and resinous too.

Sweetness is prominent on the taste, which is a bit of a surprise, and I don't get blown away by hops, which is curious for a DIPA. The hops are a bit subdued, and seem less of the highly potent, aromatic kind, and more of the earthy, grassy variety I (correctly or not) relate with English IPAs.

There's plenty of sweet in this beer, as the malts throw their weight around, but the finish is highly bitter and dry, apparently so I won't forget this is a DIPA. There is a bit of hop spice on the tongue too, but I'd say this beer's a bit tame. The body is on the lighter side of medium, which makes for an easy-drinking beer, so that's a plus.

I like this beer, but suspect most hop heads would be disappointed. It's not aggressive enough and isn't very hop forward. But it's damn drinkable and enjoyable so it shouldn't be discounted.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 20:46:53 | More by ONovoMexicano
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber colored, nice lacing. Has a bit of a wet, pine resin and earthy hop scent. The taste is a nice mix of bitterness and pine resin with some citrus. The taste is very long and the pine resin is left in the aftertaste. Solid backing of malt present. Medium bodied and drinks well for the style. Not a top of the heap DIPA, but a very well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 02:08:31 | More by jera1350
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Stamped: 8042514. Sampled on February 22, 2014.

The pour is a copper color with a huge long lasting cream colored head. Decent carbonation.

The aroma is quite typical of hopped op beers with its pine and floral esters and modest toasted biscuit malt character.

Light to medium body with some acidity.

The taste is much like the nose with a formidable bitter hop character. Floral and pine in the taste too. Very much what one would expect from this kind if IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:18:35 | More by puboflyons
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.