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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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89
very good

566 Ratings
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 76 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Marco_Gtz, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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.

martyl1000, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SCZ, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottled on 4/5/14

Appearance: A finger worth of head on the pour which stuck to the sides of the glass while drinking. Active carbonation is about right for the style. The color is dark orange, light red.

Smell: Big bitter hops run head long into sweeter bright malts. Hops take on a heavy saturated citrus profile while the malts have a toffee, caramel aroma. Lingering bitterness sticks around with sticky malt.

Taste: Pine and saturated citrus blast on the front. Like the aroma the taste is filled with heavy caramel and toffee with weigh down on the palate. Some herbal fruits and grass pop up toward the back end but quickly get hidden by the bigger tones.

Mouthfeel: Big, heavy malts and hops.

Overall: Freshness may have been an issue here, but I feel like the base of this beer is just another malty and piney DIPA. Mehh.

KFBR392, Jun 30, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

rkarimi, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ttylicki, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DruC4, Jul 13, 2014
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Nage37, Aug 30, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

RobinLee, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

assman79, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Roger85, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ToadiesForCody, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dheldman, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MidwestBA, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jakecattleco, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

stogirelli, Mar 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

DenverHopHead, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kylemckinnis, Apr 11, 2014
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cultclassic89, May 11, 2014
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PretzelCity, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

6thstreetbrewpub, Jul 31, 2014
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WCW, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jemarent, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

tylerstravis, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

blue-dream, Jun 16, 2014
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.