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 
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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.