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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
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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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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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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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, bright amber coloring, lustrous snowy white head, looking great.

Aroma: brilliant blast of citrus and pine, with fresh tropical fruit flavors, as well. Just lovely. Right on.

Taste: In the mouth, starts slightly sweet, then the bitter takes over, though it plays it mellow throughout. Continues fruity, but leans more on the sweet side than the bitter. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, persistent mango flavors, with bitter hop buzz playing it light on the palate.

Alaskan Hopothermia is no monster double IPA, not the king in terms of bitterness or booze, but I don't think it intends to be, either. It is plenty delicious, though. If you're not involved in a fight, or a contest, if you don't insist on finding the most damaging IPA to your palate or sobriety, this may please you very much.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 08:13:42 | More by feloniousmonk
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2013 04:04:41 | More by NilocRellim
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phishsihq

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We love the name and concept of Alaskan Brewing Company's Rough Draft series. Hopothermia is another take on a double IPA from the folks up in Juneau...

The beer pours a golden-amber color with a sticky off-white head. Hop aromas dominate with scents reminiscent of tangerines, oranges, and pine trees. The taste is much more balanced with sweet malt flavors working overtime to balance out tons of hop flavors like tangerines, peaches, pine resin, and a delectable herbalness. Well carbonated, Hopothermia is medium in body. As far as we know, only available on draft.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 02:31:02 | More by phishsihq
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RockAZ

Arizona

4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fine beer, and for me, a little unexpected from this brewery. 1/2 bbl at my home so I have had a few days with it. Very strong grassy hop nose, a lot of body, and the sweet alcohol comes through the very fruity smell. Apricots? A very earthy taste I enjoyed, highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 06:36:21 | More by RockAZ
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harrymel

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Manito tap house.
IBU: 70
Poured a golden raisin color with a etched surface of some light tans
Smells like apricot and tangerines with some sweet malts, a good tangy nose. Taste follows suit with lots of fruit, lots of apricot, peach, tangerines and some crystal malts. There's a touch of dank hops in the finish. Medium bodied with liberal carb and a nice semi dry finish that stimulates the salivary glands. Nice beer. Reminds me of duet from alpine

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 23:42:15 | More by harrymel
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sprucetip

Alaska

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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Kuaff

Alaska

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
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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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rickrem

California

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Nice slightly off white head and good lacing.

Nice deep amber coloring. Spec sheet says 20 SRM but I thought it was a bit darker which fits the style.

Nice bright aroma picking up more of the citrusy and some tropical fruit aromas.

Mouthfeel is bright with the carbonation coming through. Get lots of the orange, grapefruit tastes. A bit floraly with some tropical fruit. (Note: I'm no expert in tropical fruit so mango, papaya, guava? ?) Some of the green, grassiness of the hops come through and a decent bready malt to balance things out.
Don't really get any of the alcohol coming through as it's not a real high ABV nor is it over the top hoppy.

Overall I really like the balance and flavors of this beer. Some DIPA can get heavy and thick but maybe this feels ore like a 1-1/2 IPA (if there is such a thing) as opposed to a double IPA? but good in my book.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:36:58 | More by rickrem
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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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GilGarp

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served fresh and cold (but no date on the bottle to confirm the former).

Hop otherwise is a classic copper hue with great clarity and thick white head. It settles slowly leaving a rocky cap and some nice spotty lacing.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and fresh with grapefruit-centered citrus with a bit of spice.

Flavor is sweet up front with honey and caramel. The hops kick in the middle but never deliver a huge hit of bitterness. It's more hop flavor including orange zest and kafir lime. It finishes a bit dry but overall balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. It has good balance of sweet and bitter for a double IPA.

Overall a really solid example of the style but a little on the safe side for a real hop head

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:57:07 | More by GilGarp
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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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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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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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MarcWP

Arizona

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark copper, crystal clear, with a small off white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is very nice. Sweet citrus fruits, spring grass, dragon fruit, fruit loops, sweet breakfast cereal, artificial maple, and cranberry marmalade. Just a unique smelling IPA!

On the palate you get more of the sweet frosted flake/fruit loop cereal character. Lemongrass, sweet grapefruit, spring herbs, mandarin, dried pineapple, and caramel. Certainly a malt forward DIPA but is pretty balanced by the hop profile.

Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium. Finishes bittersweet converging on sweet.

A nice double IPA from Alaskan brewing. Has some unique quantities not found in others. While the maltiness is pleasant, it takes over just a bit and keeps all those interesting hop nuances from shining through. Still very good!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 04:00:25 | More by MarcWP
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A clear, handsome, rusty amber, with a fluffy head that sticky's up the glass with lacing.

In the nose comes a biscuit-pine softness, with some wine-like fruits, navel orange and pineapple. Not getting the sweet malt aroma I like in other IIPA's.

In the mouth the orange/pineapple turns to tart lemonade. Chewable vitamins. White grapefruit rind bitterness. Still very little sweetness. The 8.5% alcohol seems nonexistent.

Very drinkable, and at $7.99/4-pk, a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:49:24 | More by martyl1000
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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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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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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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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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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 4/25/14; into an Avery tulip.
Appearance - a clear orange, with some dancing carbonation bubbles. Very thin, white head. Lacing is weak.
Smell - the nose is a balanced citrus, pine, floral and grassy hops with a touch of caramel malts.
Taste - more hop forward flavors up front, but well balanced as you continue to sip.
Feel - Surprisingly carbonated feel; nice balance between the bitter hops and the malt backbone!
Overall - worth a look for DIPA fans. I've liked both IPA offerings I've had from ABC.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:04:30 | More by DenverHopHead
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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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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.