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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 18
Gots: 40 | 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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kaseydad

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

03-01-2014 22:57:29 | More by kaseydad
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2014 20:33:15 | More by Kevin79
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 17:14:50 | More by DantheMan75
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 07:06:22 | More by brandon911
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BlakeyBrew

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 07:04:28 | More by BlakeyBrew
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 05:25:00 | More by Tricerahops
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2014 05:08:04 | More by Gagnonsux
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amvrana

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-01-2014 02:57:42 | More by amvrana
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cincysig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-28-2014 21:02:54 | More by cincysig
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.84/5  rDev -2%

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.

02-28-2014 20:46:53 | More by ONovoMexicano
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kguard

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2%

02-28-2014 14:29:19 | More by kguard
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mcdsports

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

02-28-2014 02:54:45 | More by mcdsports
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-27-2014 02:08:13 | More by Jame515
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assman79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

02-27-2014 01:14:30 | More by assman79
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

02-26-2014 04:46:28 | More by timontheroad
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

02-25-2014 22:19:33 | More by hansenm72
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

02-25-2014 13:37:43 | More by MN_Beerticker
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einman

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-25-2014 01:00:14 | More by einman
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-24-2014 16:12:31 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-24-2014 05:37:41 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

02-24-2014 05:36:42 | More by rkarimi
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

02-23-2014 22:58:37 | More by Dools9
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-23-2014 21:21:26 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-23-2014 13:25:25 | More by cdwil
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-23-2014 09:18:31 | More by dertyd
Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.