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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Much of the history of Hopothermia is lost to the mists of time. We know that the windswept lone brewer dreamt of a Double IPA so bold and packed full of hop flavor that it could keep the wild wolves from the door of his remote cabin. We know he was able to converse with the creatures of the woods—except for the bears who slept through the cold winter, and the mink, who were just really super rude. And we know he skillfully crafted a beer that became the stuff of legend.

There are strange brews made where glaciers cascade
By the brewers who know no bounds.
For they stuff in the hops ’til the temperature drops
And then call for a few more rounds.
In Alaska, it seems, every brewer dreams
of a bold Double IPA.
Hopothermia’s the beer, in the Last Frontier
That will keep the wild wolves at bay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Location: Draft at BRC, 4/1/14

Aroma: It has a resiny aroma, with some pine, and caramel notes
Appearance: Murky dark orange pour, with a white head, and a rather coating lace
Flavor: The taste is very much the same, with resiny hops, pine, and a mild caramel sweetness
Palate: This one has a medium-full body, with a soft carbonation, and a really nice mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I liked this one. It was a really nice DIPA, but even moreso, it had a great pour and a great feel. It probably won’t live up to other beers I have given a 4.2, but I just couldn’t think of reasons to go under a 5 on appearance or palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kid_piwo (14) - - MAR 31, 2014
Good start with a very nice hop aroma but the flavor was not there, a good beer but overhyped

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (427) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Crystal clear copper pour. Small white head. This is a citrus, pine, floral nicely bitter beer. Has a sweet malt presence, and a rather light body. Solid DIPA, but not amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - MAR 29, 2014
Son let me just explain this beer. Big citrus blast upon opening, big citrus and pine ripe tropical fruit taste. Dry as hell. Malty balance. Just punches you in the mouth in the best way. This are insane good and for 8.5% abc you can’t even tell. Exceptional beer. Drink tons of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3/26/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Fresh hoppy aromas with pine, caramel and citrus. Good balance and very nice flavors throughout. Bitter finish and definitely one I’d drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnras24 (1) - Burleson, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Slightly sweet with a clean piney finish. Nice copper color. Very fresh with nice lacing in the glass. Overall a very smooth and decisions DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2014
This one is extra smooth... as if you weren’t to notice. Color: copper. Head: Thin and white, but who cares? Its a smooth, dangerous beer with little aroma. It’s an imperial made sessionable. Floral and cool. Watch your back. It’s dangerous to drink beers this good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a high, fine-grained, smooth lacy white head. Nose is very perfumey; lime, some grapefruit, amber incense, and frankincense. Round and oddly smoky on the tongue; there is hops present, but not as intense as I expect, nor is there malty sweetness present to balance it out. It’s bitter, but it’s an acrid, aromatic bitterness. Very odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2545) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Clear amber with a thin, bubbly, eggshell head. Nice citrusy aroma with some caramel and pineapple. The taste is a little thin and a touch harsh; fruity sweetness and some bitterness that would probably be very subtle if this beer had a little more backbone. Medium bodied and slick, finishing a little bit off. Not bad, it’s just a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue and tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a lot of bitter pine and resin with backing notes of grass and grain. Flavor has a nice combination of bitter, resin, sweet grains and grass.

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