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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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very good

488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 58 | 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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Photo of MattyG85
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

MattyG85, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

NilocRellim, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sahd-1, Today at 01:14 AM
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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

BBlov, Yesterday at 02:49 AM
Photo of BGW17
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

BGW17, Saturday at 06:58 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

booga73, Saturday at 04:08 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

joe12pk, Thursday at 10:48 AM
Photo of Omnium
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottle > Tulip Pint
A - Cloudy orange amber with a finger of foamy white head, little lacing.
S - Aroma is kinda nice, orange, citrus zest, bready malt, pine.
T - Bread malt forms the base, not as much hop potency as I'd like in a double IPA, though the alcohol sneaks up on you thats for sure, its got all your basic citrus hop profiles, and a sweet finish.
M - Chewy but goes down smooth.
O - Decent but nothing great, glad to have tried it.

Omnium, Thursday at 01:38 AM
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

nsilvern, Thursday at 01:19 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Joshua_Hill, Wednesday at 11:13 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Adam_From_Boston, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

AndyEdgar, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

freshflesh, Sep 14, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%

PhilMiller, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jwerner23, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

beergorrilla, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

gratefulbeerhead, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

aoampm, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Nose: citrusy hops, rich malt, caramel, hint of cola, herby hops, a hint of sweat (cumin?)
Brilliant dark amber to light brown under a very lightly tan tinted white 2" persistent foam cap, lacy,
Palate starts out with rich malts and a hint of cola, plum, followed by grapefruit rind bitter, tropical fruit, and pepper. The slightly sweet beginning dries out by the finish. Very rich blend of hop flavors and well balanced by the malt and alcohol.
Creamy, smooth. medium to medium full body, warming.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

EricTKole, Sep 09, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

abeeronthebeach, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 07, 2014
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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.