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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 11-28-2012)
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d5001986

Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Clear amber with a finger of off white head.

S: Pine, floral, a little orange and alcohol.

T: Not diggin' the taste of this. Bitter up front with pine, floral, and some spiciness. Bitterness continues to linger on the tongue.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, there is a slight spicy burn, but the bitterness just makes this a little unpleasant.

O: Not very drinkable. The flavor profile has little going for it, and the bitterness overwhelms everything. Avoid this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 23:45:09 | More by d5001986
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

"Hopothermia Double IPA." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label and branded lime-green pry-off pressure cap acquired a couple hours ago at an H-E-B grocery (Hancock center) and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high given the brewery - which is in my humble opinion one of the best breweries with widely available beers in this country. 8.5% ABV confirmed per the label. Reviewed as an imperial IPA because the label clearly identifies it as a double IPA. Best before 05/23/14.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of nice white/pale khaki colour. Great frothiness. Good creaminess and thickness. It's a full head with even consistency and a decent complexion. Leaves spotty inconsistent lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is great for the high ABV - easily 9-10 minutes, if not more.

Body colour is a translucent transparent copper of above average clarity and average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles or sediment is visible. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's standard fare for an imperial IPA and I'm looking forward to trying it. The head is above average and it's a nice looking brew, but it's not unique or special.

Sm: Has a real appealing sticky floral and nectary hop character with kisses of resins abound. I get wafts of grapefruit, pale malt, caramalt, and wet perfumey citrus. Tangerine, maybe? Not quite lemon or orange. Boy, does it come off fresh. The fruity notes are great. In spite of all the diverse hop character, it still seems pretty balanced; there's no naked hop bitterness. In fact, it seems slightly too sweet on the malty end. I dig the sticky resinous approach to an imperial IPA hop profile; I'm just hoping it's full-flavoured and has depth.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

It's a clean pleasant inviting aroma of average strength. It smells like it'll be a good imperial IPA and I dig that it's not overbearing.

T: There's an interesting tropical fruit note which not only opens the beer, but dominates the entire first act - structurally atypical for the style. I think it's tangerine or maybe mango? The second act brings the sweet pale malt and caramalt, along with some surprisingly welcome breadiness normally unseen in the style. Light bubblegum enters in the late second act and remains through the finish. Hopwise, it doesn't quite deliver on the aroma's promise of sticky resins and nectary character, but it does have some subtle grapefruit and some nice touches of floral hop character. It's sweeter and maltier overall than most revered beers in the style, but I think it works. Luckily, it never comes off soapy.

It's a strangely structured flavour profile and doesn't have a great balance, but it's cohesive and likable for what it is. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. There's no subtlety or nuance here, but it has enough complexity methinks. It's by no means an intricate or well-layered beer, but the core of it - the malt/hop balance - is pretty solid.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-flavours come through.

Mf*: Smooth and wet. Lightly oily. Sticky. Lightly bready. Overcarbonated. Frankly, it's just too damn filling and heavy on the palate, with too full a body for this depth of flavour. If the texture was lighter and more refreshing, but the flavour was the same, this would be a great pale ale. It's got fair creaminess and it's surprisingly soft, which makes it very approachable, but there's a definite disconnect between the boldness of the flavours and the weight of the texture. I'd like to see the mouthfeel toned down.

Not chewy, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

*Strangely, as it warms it leavens, and almost reaches a cream ale-esque thinness, weakness and body. Very strange and inconsistent.

Dr: It's a pretty drinkable imperial IPA for the ABV, and I'll happily kill the entire 4 pack over the coming days. For its wide availability and price point, it's well worth picking up, but it's not on par with Alaskan's strongest work, and feels more like a trend-following bid for more profit from the imperial IPA bubble than a sincere attempt at the style. The weird mouthfeel holds it back, but I like a lot of what's going on in the aroma and flavour profile. Certainly above average.

Serve cold. It doesn't improve with warmth.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 04:50:34 | More by kojevergas
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snaotheus

Washington

3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a Lagunitas mason jar. 299 A2 1834 is the bottle code, so I think this is a couple months old.

Pours a nice coppery color with a biggish, coarsish head. Clear, not much carbonation. Smell is muted, surprisingly malty. Slight flowery/citrus notes.

Taste is bitterness, tea (in the way that Newcastle brown makes me think of tea), harshish pine bitterness, slight citrus/flower flavor. I would classify this more in the hoppy red ale category than in the imperial IPA category.

Mouthfeel is thin, slightly flat. Overall, it's OK.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 03:42:45 | More by snaotheus
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle $2.79. First off, this is not a bad beer but I was glad I bought a single. Amber orange color, good head,looks nice. Aroma was a bit of pine and alcohol. Flavor was hints of pine, citrus, malts and a lot of alcohol. Mouthfeel was astringent. Overall it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either, hide the alcohol better next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 21:21:48 | More by ArrogantB
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Goliveidaho

Idaho

3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured flat into a 12 Oz glass. Appearance in the middle, OK but nothing amazing. Head fell as fast as a winter sun here in Boise. Lacing lite, shallow , waiting for the head to rise, which it never did. Aroma OK, but again nothing to write about. Taste very mediocre, a try at a good beer but way off the mark. Just in the cross hairs of balance but as complex as a one man band. Pass on this one unless north of 22 parallel, and snow bound. Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 20:56:22 | More by Goliveidaho
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BeerZombies1

Nevada

3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

American/double ipa
8.5% ABV
70 IBU

APPEARANCE: poured a clear copper orange, solid tight two fingers of off white head. Moderate chunky lacing.

AROMA: big blast of citrus and pine, I pulled out a strong aroma of apricots. Rounded out with a earthy hop presence.

TASTE: starts off by following the nose. Slightly sweet before the mellow bitterness kicks in. Went more for the sweet side then the bitter. Got a lot of apricot/mango. Not the biggest dipa I've had but still fair amount of solid hops.

MOUTHFEEL: medium body and carbonation, slightly oily with a dry quick finish.

OVERALL: a very decent DIPA. Not on the ranks of the best I've had but for sure a good beer to get into.

RAITING: 3/5 Zombie Heads!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 19:25:05 | More by BeerZombies1
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lordofstarside

Nevada

3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz to a pint glass, no date

Pours a dark golden orange with a finger of foam that's receded to a half pretty quickly, but not retaining pretty well. Lacing is pretty good, moderate carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass

Smells of strong pine and earthy citrus- grapefruit, and a small bit of lemon and tangerine. Malts are very robust, heavy caramel with biscuit notes finishing with a pretty high dose of alcohol. Pretty balanced between the two

Taste deviates pretty far from the smell. Strong caramel malts compete with the hop profile too well end up washing a lot of the citrus notes out. The alcohol is really present mixing all the flavors up, fails to come together well

Feel is pretty boozy, drinks warm, a bit tough to go down. Moderate body, high bitterness

Overall I'm really not feeling this one, definitely not my forte

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 22:53:39 | More by lordofstarside
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 6/12/14.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, candied citrus zest, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a hop profile that leans more towards the earthy and herbal side of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 04:41:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:06:30 | More by Beaver13
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a mostly clear golden copper color with a fluffy 2 finger head
S-light citrus malts and caramel
T-sweet caramel malts first then a wave of fruity hops then more malts and baked bread at the end
M- medium carbonation with a sweet fruity hop hit just a touch of bitterness
O- a malt forward 2IPA thats a bit to sweet and malty for my liking

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 18:04:02 | More by gatornation
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - 4.25 - Nice orange amber clear color with a big cream colored head, which sticks to the glass nicely.
S - 3.75 - Sweet, piney, dank nose. Maybe a little bit of spiciness in there too. Not as complex as some of the other DIPAs. Smells a little like HopSlam.
T - 3.5 - Definitely a step down from the big DIPAs. Right away you get a wierd dry syrupy sweet taste. Pine, overly ripe fruits, and citrus are all in there. Again, a little like this years Hop Slam, which I also didnt' think was that good.
M - 3.5 - Dry. Alc present. Aftertaste is bitterness at the back of the mouth and on the tongue. Light- medium mouthfeel.
O - 3.75 - Don't judge a book by it's cover. This beer looks cool as hell sitting on the shelf, but it's no match for most beers that are similar to it. Spring for the Ruination, Sucks, Sculpin, West Coast, Green Bullet, etc etc etc.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 06:29:01 | More by ISmith87
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goochpunch

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber, very clear with a fluffy two finger head of egg shell white. The head retention is very good and leaves a couple of rings of lacing on the glass.

Tight malt profile of bready malt and some caramel sweetness. Hops are floral with light, bright citrus/pine, green pear juices and a bit of wintergreen.

Caramel malt is full and more than enough balance for the hops. Sweet lemon grass, orange citrus and breezy pine, floral hops but overly lacking for a DIPA. Alcohol is minimal. Finish expresses a layer of sweet cereal grains and sweet citrus.

Medium bodied, very smooth carbonation. Lemony aftertaste is only slightly drying, still rather clean and pretty well hidden alcohol.

While not unpleasant at all this beer is lacking in hop prowess. It's smooth and malty with some nice variance in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 05:56:02 | More by rawfish
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kaseydad

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up as a single. Wasn't sure about the sixer thing.

Pours a really nice looking amber color with a cream colored head and lacing all over the glass.

The aroma is mostly orange smelling. Sweet malt. Doughy.

The taste is rather different. Definitely a malt forward type of DIPA with the hops really kicking through on the swallow. Big lemony taste as well. Some pine and earth as well.

Mouthfeel is good and full bodied.

Overall, I think I just expected too much from this beer. A different type of DIPA for sure. The use of the Nugget and Apollo hops takes this DIPA where most don't travel. While the beer was still good, it's not something I'm used to....but I suppose I could. Wink-wink.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 22:57:29 | More by kaseydad
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n2185

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a clear, dark orange with a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: pineapple, oranges, apricots, and nectarines dominate the nose with a sweetness reminiscent of Belgian candy sugar.

T: grapefruit, citrus rind, and pine hop flavors make up the bulk of the profile with a lightly bitter and citrusy finish.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer has an oily slick feel to it.

O: a solid DIPA overall. Not the best in the world and the body is a bit lacking, but still good.

Serving type: growler

05-03-2013 20:50:06 | More by n2185
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz 4-pack picked up at the COOP over the weekend... Glad to FINALLY have this one in Boise. Enjoyed for the first time tonight in my slim tulip... 1" off white head.. goes away fairly fast... the brew is light amber.

Nose doesn't have as much hoppy punch as I expect from a PNW DIPA... still no faults, it is nicely balanced and shows a respectable amount of tropical fruity hops that are carried nicely by a generous pale malt presence.

Flavor has a good bitter backbone... surprisingly dry throughout and has light pale malty notes that die back quickly.. hops are tropical fruits with hints of pithy grapefruit...

Really, this is a shortlived and very drinkable DIPA... I never would have guessed this +8% and I never would have pegged this as a serious contender DIPA, instead it is in the incredibly drinkable realm.. I appreciate it a bunch, but I personally like a little broader flavor spectrum.

All 3.75's.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 06:30:23 | More by JohnGalt1
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the much hyped hopothermia! this really is good beer, some of the better alaskan stuff ive had in a while now. nice clear shiny penny color to this, under an inch of white head in my globe. the nose is sweet not bitter, not uncommon in a big ipa, but what is uncommon is the lightness of feel, no sticky resinous gnarliness. its clean and light, only medium bodied, and while sweet in some ways, there is no leftover sugar. cool mix of hop flavor, lack of bitterness, and drinkability in terms of feel. the flavor has a distinct apple fruitiness to it, in among the oils. almost no bitterness at any point of this at all, and i almost wish for some. just enough carbonation, that aspect is spot on. a bit of a different take on the big ipa here, not west coast, not east coast, not midwestern even, insofar as there are stylistic points from each region. its just well made ipa, drinking far lighter than its announced 8.5% abv. not the best thing alaskan has ever made, but i see the appeal.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 05:51:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stubby 12oz into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Dark, clear gold with nice head and lacing.

S: Pine, grapefruit, and some earthy spice. Fairly bold hop presence with notes of bready malt and a suggestion of sweetness. Faint tropical fruit as well.

T: More pine and bitter citrus, tangerine, grapefruit rind, dankness and earthy spice. Again with hints of bready sweetness, maybe faint caramel?

MF: Medium bodied, moderately bitter.

O: Pretty decent, it drinks kind of how it looks, with a little more malt presence than some other DIPA's. Pleasant and bitter still.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 13:32:47 | More by Scotchboy
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NorCalBrewBuff

California

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good clear amber/orange color. Nose is really refreshing and crisp with a mouthfeel to match. A very drinkable DIPA that hides the abv well behind the spicy/citrus flavors. Not in any rarefied category but definitely a nice one that you could enjoy anytime.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 05:38:56 | More by NorCalBrewBuff
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Tap Room in Rochester.
Blended way to well with my food to be a tongue ripping DIPA. Seem closer to a slightly larger IPA than a classic DIPA. That being said is was a nice drinker. Fullness in hop flavors with a balanced enough bitterness to blend with the food (cheese and flatbread pizza) and having a clean ale finish. Attractive and appropriate for style with a slightly cloudy yellow hue. Fresh and full hops but not big or robust. Enjoyable hop fruit flavors. Fullness to the malt which rounded out the hop flavors. Slightly bigger than moderate feel and good softness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2014 21:47:13 | More by garymuchow
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
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
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
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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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
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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vkv822

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.