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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 20
Gots: 49 | 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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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 10/29/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with juicy citrus/tropical hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of resinous pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA style. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

08-30-2014 21:05:32 | More by superspak
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dirtylou

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

01-30-2014 22:46:49 | More by dirtylou
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leilei143

California

3.96/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 19:49:03 | More by leilei143
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EGreen

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +1%

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.

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

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

A - Pours a clear amber with a one-finger creamy head. Very light lacing.

S - Heavy aroma of grapefruit and pine.

T - Follows the aroma with lots of grapefruit and resinous hops. There is just enough caramel sweetness to balance the bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbnation. Mouthfeel is sticky with a dry finish.

O - A nice very hop forward DIPA. Very easy drinking.

08-17-2014 05:00:03 | More by TreyIsWilson
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South2NW

Oregon

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2014 01:29:07 | More by kevwcamp
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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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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

02-03-2014 19:11:25 | More by optimator705
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2014 02:36:17 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2014 03:11:22 | More by DruC4
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

03-20-2014 00:19:11 | More by Damian74Shensky
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40ontarget

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

04-28-2014 02:25:50 | More by 40ontarget
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hoppy91

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2014 02:53:22 | More by hoppy91
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mj81

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2014 23:52:38 | More by mj81
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 02:46:55 | More by Bierguy5
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

04-11-2014 22:25:36 | More by kylemckinnis
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev +2%

12-13-2013 22:51:43 | More by 1424IpA
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Shafaegalo

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-23-2014 22:41:33 | More by Shafaegalo
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.