Review: Alaskan Brewing Company Hopothermia | Craft Beer & Brewing
Alaskan Brewing Company Hopothermia
88 out of 100

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 70

88/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Alaskan Brewing Company Hopothermia

What the brewers say

“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 hops character.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Complex but suprisingly subdued hops aroma for a DIPA with earthy, piney, some grapefruit, citrus peel, orange, resin, and a touch of caramel malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Strong, complex hops flavor comes through up front with a touch of orange/tangerine, grapefruit rind, and pine. Nice malt background with some sweet Grapenut character. Finish is bitter but balanced. Malty—hops didn’t cut through.”

Overall: “A nice hoppy beer with a malty backbone, nicely balanced and tasty. Lingering bitterness on the palate, but could be more bitter. Where’s the punch and the abrasive finish?”

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