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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 26
Gots: 114 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: sprucetip on 11-28-2012

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.
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Photo of shopk
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bob_d_j
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of P1us182
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdg222
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slight piney taste. Hint of grapefruit. Similar to All Day IPA. As a double IPA, somewhat hoppy but doesn't linger too long. Very full flavored beer.

Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Date on bottle says 12-13-14. I wish this beer was fresher.

Poring this beer out produced a minimal white head and left a beautiful dark golden orange beer behind. Not sure if the hops are still fresh but as I breath in Hopothermia has a sweetness, candied orange, marmalade, caramel, yeast, pine, and dankness. Taste on this comes off as bitter, with a balanced sweetness. It resembles the nose when it passes my lips with: orange, citrus, candied marmalade, grapefruit pith, earthyness, and bitter dry astringency. Carbonation is spot on and it has a dry finish despite the sweet balanced initial impression. Mouth feel is slick and medium bodied which I wish was more substantial. Overall this is a great beer even though it is not as fresh as I would prefer. Still its a must try for any double IPA fan, with a nice balance approach to the style. Hope you like this one too because I sure do, cheers!

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichPaul
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinci528
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Strong hoppy taste. Very fresh

Photo of nakedasajbird
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrebeka
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lot of citrus, piney, earthy hops, fruity hops (mango), sweet camel backbone, slightly dry finish. Very balanced. Good solid IPA.

Photo of AxiomoixA
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BadAxeBeer
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice bitter hopped brew! Earthy taste

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deakin
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hammerhead18
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, Into a snifter, at the Red Cow

A: burnished copper, 1 finger tight head
S: mainly mild inviting pine and resin, but also a little light earthy wet garden smell, some plum, some faint tangerine and orange but it isn't bright, biscuity and caramel malts
T: follows the nose, nice balance between the light bready maltiness and the earthy piney hops, that balances the bitter and sweet. Some medicinal notes on the end that add something interesting.
M: sticky, medium carbonation, alcohol is well hidden though there is some warmth.

Overall: Very nicely done. There are a lot of big and bold double IPAs out there; this one doesn't blow you away; it's just well made and nicely put together. Definitely would do it again.

Photo of Moose90
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.