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Hopothermia - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 26
Gots: 87 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

I had this several times, and have had it in a tulip and a snifter. Nothing changes in either glass.
The appearance was a hazy copper / caramel color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell had a good blend of sweet citrus and a nice underscore of bitter slightly sprucy pine. Light caramel malts adequately come in to present themselves at just the right time - eloquently.
The taste was bittersweet with a semi - strong caramel presence in the aftertaste. It leaves a dry finish.
The mouthfeel was somewhat sharp and invasive as it tries to pummel my taste buds.
Overall, this was a pretty good DIPA I know I always come back to.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of Celtics17
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very bland for a double IPA. Very upsetting on this one. Lacking big flavors. very malty, which I dislike. Not bad, but not very good compared to so many good Imperial or double IPA's. The smell is the best part of this beer, overall I'm glad I got one bottle of this brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is nice! nice copperish color, sticky white resin-y on the sides...
smell of citrus and punch.
taste is bitter on the tongue first off, lots of fruit juiciness right after.
light mouthfeel, light on the tongue. a very nice brew with a decent abv on top....

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nugget and Apollo bittering hops as well as Amarillo, Citra, Centennial for Aroma. I had never had this beer before and was happy to find it as a single at The Four Firkins.

Aroma: Starts with a candy-like sweetness, fading to a orange and lemon zip. Some grain character and a hint of alcohol.

Appearance: Clear copper color. A huge off-white head that is very persistent and pillowy.

Flavor: There is a punch of citrus (orange rind and a bit of lemon) at first. I get sweetness and tropical fruit in the middle, not sure if that is citra hop or esters. The last 2/3 of the taste has an almost salty or burtonized flavor I associate with bitters and English IPA. The hop finish on the beer is bordering on astringent and the beer ends pretty dry. I pick up a bit of alcohol on this one as well.

Overall: This was pretty good, with more English character than expected. I wonder if they used an English yeast strain on this. The astringent finish hurt this for me a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

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.

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Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.