Alaskan Hopothermia | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.93/5
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883 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by sprucetip on 11-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,601
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
883
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
4.31
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
217
Trade:
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Ratings: 883 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of chrisjws
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Yardhouse, Saint Louis Park MN. Served in a pint glass.

A: (Lighting is tricky) Medium to dark orange, single finger of head. Laced the glass nicely. Very apparent carbonation.
S: Tropical fruits, pineapple, mangos, oranges, some grapefruit and a little pine/grass in the background
T: Follows the nose really well. Little bite of hoppy bitterness upfront but finishes nice and sweet.
M: Medium mouthfeel, lots of carbonation. Finishes up nice and dry.
O: Solid DIPA. Would definitely get again.

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Photo of czillmer
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewcovey
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of subtlemel
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of nicksanch81
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tulipcitybob
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of somalley26
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MGoeltz
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evenyoubrutus
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sitting at my computer with a glass on my desk and I have to take a gander for a moment at the pour. Truly one of the most beautiful looking beers in a glass I have ever seen. Perfect amber color (almost red) with 1.5 finger head, with a lace that lingered throughout the entire glass.

The smell seems fairly standard- faint but still extant, smells very American with malt, caramel, hoppy sourness.

First sip you get hit with hops and strong malty/syrup flavor (shocking). More hints of caramel. I like the taste but some may think the hoppiness/maltiness is imbalanced- second, third sip seems too malty, but it's far from undrinkable.

Undoubtedly a great beer. Will surely drink it again.

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Photo of Kevlee722
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

L - Copper-colored pour, with a thick off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing.

S/T - Well balanced, with notes of light caramel malts providing a nice backbone for the citrusy hop character.

F - Substantial mouthfeel, with a dry finish and lingering citrus-zest bitterness.

O - Excellent beer, drinkable, delicious.

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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!

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bluesoul68
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Broden
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled at Khourys Fine Wine in Henderson Nv.
Served in a standard pint glass

A- Dark gold, mabey light amber color with a small amount of off white head that is very sticky, and lingers throughout with great lacing.

S- Very subtle for a DIPA. I pick up a small omaount of hop presence but I primarily pick up the alcohol.

T/M- The alcohol that was so present in the nose is very subtle, and well balanced. Still present, but just the right amount of sweet malt, and bitterness from the hops the hide the heat of the alcohol. Extremely well balanced. Very easy to drink. Easily put away 3/4 of a growler with out noticing it.

O- I am very impressed with this beer. Well balanced, especially for a style that is very often characterized by a lack of balance. I would love to see this as a regular in the Alaskan line up...but with that said it is cool that the do draft only releases like this.

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Photo of Mattmiller21
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JoeLacy
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of STLine
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Deep copper color with little penetration to light. There's an inch of thick creamy beige resting on top. Moderate lacing. Aroma of very potent piney hops with a sweet caramel to honey note. The flavor is closely in line with the aroma. I'm getting heavy piney hops held in check with caramel malt and a honey sweetness. The mouth is lightly sticky and there's a lightly mineral quality.

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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alaskan Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 883 ratings