Hopothermia

Alaska
United States
Alaskan Beer Hopothermia Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Hopothermia is a full-flavored representation of the Double IPA style with a robust malt body resting in easy harmony, like a massive grizzly bear in winter, with the big and drinkable American hop character. Pairs best with large wild game that you have caught with your bare hands.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
40° - 45° F
Hops: 
Nugget, Apollo, Amarillo, Citra, Centennial
Malts: 
Two-Row, Specialty
Judges Review 
Pete Garofalo's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fresh, intense hops are prominent in the aroma; hints of tropical fruit are blended with an underlying resinous essence. Fruitiness is compounded by ester contributions from the fermentation, adding pineapple and berry character that invites a first sip. The flavor delivers on the promised hop flavor and bitterness, but manages to avoid any harshness. Taste includes more citrus (grapefruit, tangerine) than the aroma and a solid grainy malt, including just a touch of caramel at the perfect level of support. The fresh hops are impressive, with clean intensity that remains smooth. The fruity character from both hops and fermentation make this a uniquely drinkable double IPA.

Brewery Introduction

In December 1986, Alaskan Brewing Co. officially began operations when Geoff, Marcy and 10 volunteers spent 12 hours hand packaging the first 253 cases of Alaskan Amber for distribution in Juneau, Alaska. From that very humble beginning, Alaskan Brewing Co. has grown to become one of the most... Read More

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