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Alaskan Hopothermia | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
871 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:
#5,957
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
871
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
4.31
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
213
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 871 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scott2269
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rpm0003
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bisco42
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very middle of the road for me. Surprised to see such high ratings for this.

Positives: Relatively inexpensive for the ABV and a 6 pack. Hides the alcohol well. Balanced.

Negatives: Nothing stands out. Very mellow in all of the flavors. This beer is fresh (within a month of brewing) and still does nothing fantastic for me. Probably would not buy again, I assume after I finish this one if someone asked me what was special about it I would not be able to recall anything about the flavor. It's carbonated?

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Unknown vintage; drank 11/9/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque red/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big khaki head; a curtain of lace.

Caramel, pine & soap notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Soap & pine flavors up front; faint caramel notes on the finish. Mild flavors which were NOT in my DIPA wheelhouse. I'll pass next time.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 1/19/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours copper with nice clarity; big fluffy off-white head that slowly falls leaving great thick bubbly retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward with some hints of citrus. Lots of caramel and toffee. Some cherry and dark fruits in the mix. Subtle alcohol aromas. The flavors seem to follow the nose. There's a strong malt backbone. It's bittersweet with a subtle spiciness. More caramel and toffee with some dark fruit notes. Grapefruit is in the mix with some hints of pine. There's a warm syrupy vibe in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slick and oily. Smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA, although it could possibly pass for a light hoppy barleywine or a hoppy imperial red ale. It's definitely on the maltier side though, which is fine with me. It's nothing crazy, but it's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Dark amber, clear, lacing
Aroma: hoppy, grains
Taste: heavy bitterness, medium sweetness
M/F: long bitter finish
OA: very good IPA, ok to repeat and look for
Drank: 9/15/2016 8:30 PM

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaTom
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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 MGoeltz
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirzekel
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alaskan Hopothermia from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 871 ratings
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