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RATINGS: 295   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
0xC (1) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
This is my favorite IPA hands down. Which is a shame because it's not a Michigan brew, and I'm really incredibly proud of all the great beers we produce here in the mitten state. It is my mission to find a Michigan beer that I like more than this. ☺ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (964) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Mostly clear full amber brown with thick frothy head. Cat piss bitter hop aromas. Hops and grain hit about the same time much smoother then expected but still full flavors. Lasting grainy hop left behind.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (183) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle into an Alaskan Brewing pint glass. Aroma is of grass and straw, reminds me of a fall day. Appearance is a clear golden amber with a thick two finger creamy head that lingers through the session. Taste is a semi sweet grassy straw hop flavor with a slight bitterness at the finish. Overall well balanced. Palate is very good with a slight creaminess to it. Overall a great double IPA I’d stack up against any other. Well worth trying and I highly recommend this beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yzquierdo (4) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2015 does not count
Delightful! Pours amber, lots of head and lots of lacing. Aromas of peach, grapefruit and syrup. Tastes medium bitter. Mouth had nice carbonation, full sticky body. Quite malty. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukasscheeks (1) - - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
Great amount of hops. Kind of surprises you at first with the kick it’s got. Good one beer buzz and a must have for any IPA enthusiast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5648) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
I thought this was excellent. Definitely strong but has a great hop flavor with a lot of late grapefruit. Quite tasty.

   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Alaska Brewing Pilot Series Pint glass a golden orange with a white head that laced beautifully down the side of the glass as the brew was drained. Aroma is slight sweet grasses (smile) Flavor is better than aroma. Resin grass with a citrus bitter finish. Smooth. Extremely drinkable. Balanced flavor like so few can do. Outstanding!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (475) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (389) - - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 08.18.14. A: Orange, grapefruit, and lemon. A: 1 1/2 finger head. See through amber body. T: Orange, grapefruit, and lemon dominate. Slight spice and hop resin are subtle. P: Creamy. Great carbonation. O: This was a very citrusy IIPA with a malt backbone. It reminded me of Fresh Squeezed.

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