Alaskan Hopothermia | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
851 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:
851
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
206
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 851 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is a wonderful sharp citrus smell.
The taste has a great and bold lemon drop bitterness throughout. Nicely balanced though.
The texture is crisp.
Really nice.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AkAndy
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HappyDays
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DavidRandall
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baseballrock
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sirgentlemen
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nwmike
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very impressed Alaskan Brewing! This is a keeper. Great citrus notes and interesting spice in the finish.

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Photo of jcole524
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evenyoubrutus
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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 drbenderdo
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jashy2454
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trand68
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I live in Waterbury, VT and I have to say this better than Headytopper!

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
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 Fly4awhiteguy
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is a bright, citrus sweetness with a floral grassiness. The beer is lightly hazy and amber colored with a whipped, off-white/eggshell head that has an abundant retention and a good lace. The beer is a medium high bitter with a medium sweet that's slightly more up-front bitter and a sweet finish. The beer is smooth and syrupy with a creamy carbonation and a medium body that hits the palate with toast and marmalade flavors as well as some grass. The finish is zesty and grassy with a slightly burnt note that strentghens as it warms, along with a bitter citrus that blends into the aftertaste that's floral with a sweet tangerine hint.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alaskan Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 851 ratings.
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