Alaskan Hopothermia | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
852 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:
852
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
207
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 852 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Super clear Amber with medium bubbles at best to the body. Head is slightly off-white coming off a bit light.

Smell: Scent of light hops, and lemon skin.

Taste: Malts and smooth hops, makes it an easier to drink DIPA. Has a bit of sour feel but you overcome it after the first few sips.

Mouth: Medium to full body with average carbonation. Brew is still pretty sticky but could be a few notches better.

Overall: Good brew, another gem I found here in my first adventure to Minnesota. Always in a glass my friends. Salud!

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaTom
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap st Suzie's Dogs & Drafts in Canfield, OH. Poured into a tulip glass. A hazy light amber with a thin off white head. Moderate lacing. Smells of caramel malts and piney, light citrusy hops. Taste echoes the aroma, with a moderate mouthfeel. Finishes bitter with a slight honey sweetness. Good offering.

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

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirzekel
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of morrowd3
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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 GarthDanielson
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, copper-caramel coloring, with a filmy, low profile, off-white head. Aromas of rich caramel, piney hops, and subtle citrus notes. Very malty nose. Flavors are roasted caramel forward, with a solid dose of piney hops, wet and dank, and highlights of grapefruit, melon, and lemon zest. Full bodied, big and oily slick, with a mossy and piney, resinous sticky aftertaste. Big, chewy, slick finish, with a solid bitter and dank linger. Big beer, and pretty tasty.

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Photo of BellsFan
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Figjammin
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PackenGreen
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer. BA is being a bit critical and clearly has their favored brewers I guess. Alaskan makes very qua fable products that are under rated many times and overlooked IPO. This competes well head to head with Hoptimum from Sierra Nevada (IPA and D IPA tasting at my place with BBQ and 'my guys' from my business). Those not familiar were impressed.

A = deep golden, tinge of orange, decent head that fades leaving stickiness
S = hoppy, conifer is mild with big citrus
T = balanced, nice, not too much carbonation, a little booze.
M = not as big as the beer, but that's a good thing, medium, not heavy, leaves you thirsty for a second, try to limit to 2, they are 8.5%.
O = 4.25, a very solid beer, take to your friends for the game or bbq, likely they haven't had it but they will be happy when they do.

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

Photo of Bluescooter
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BLZR
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klesniew
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Alaskan Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 852 ratings.
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