Alaskan Hopothermia | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
845 Ratings
Alaskan HopothermiaAlaskan Hopothermia
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
Ratings:
845
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
205
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.66/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Clear amber with a finger of off white head.

S: Pine, floral, a little orange and alcohol.

T: Not diggin' the taste of this. Bitter up front with pine, floral, and some spiciness. Bitterness continues to linger on the tongue.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, there is a slight spicy burn, but the bitterness just makes this a little unpleasant.

O: Not very drinkable. The flavor profile has little going for it, and the bitterness overwhelms everything. Avoid this one.

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2.71/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.73/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.92/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've never really cared for the other hoppy offerings from Alaskan, and this one didn't really push my buttons either. Nothing "wrong" with it, just bland and soulless.

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2.98/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Alaskan Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 845 ratings.
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