Alaskan Hopothermia | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan HopothermiaAlaskan Hopothermia
868 Ratings
Alaskan HopothermiaAlaskan Hopothermia

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 868 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of rblib
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of TooGood
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Lep
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Carlmtylerson
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of d5001986
2.66/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

 513 characters

Photo of jeschaefer
2.71/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
2.73/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GrizzlyHeart
2.91/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

im new to rating beers thought id give it a go,im 26 starting drinking beer more ands cant really stand the light stuff anymore. anyway ill start with this Alaskan brewing co. hopothermia. i drink mostly pale ales. and from what i get out of it i think my taste buds like the hops taste of beers got this hopothermia from a gas station down the street. its 8.5 alc its a double ipa which from what i know is double or triple the hops yet from what i can remember from my teenage years this beer has more of a malt taste. i taste to much of malt and not enough hops which is what i like i like the taste of hops and if i like malt id buy the cheaper malt liquor so imo it taste like a cheaper malt. it doesn't have that thick hops taste i like its smell is light. and the body is light. it doesn't taste bad but its not that great.

 830 characters

Photo of beertunes
2.92/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

 168 characters

Photo of KFBR392
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

 837 characters

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of PretzelCity
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of humpty1602
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of kbuzz
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of EricTKole
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of s_squared4
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of BMos
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of OnWisconsin
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Domvan
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of heytomcat
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of wilmerkatie
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WotanMitUns
3/5  rDev -23.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Alaskan Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 868 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.