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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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When the loveable "hopheads" at Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse requested a winter version of alehouse favorite Sockeye Red IPA, our brewers instinctively spawned CoHoHo Imperial IPA.

CoHoHo begins with generous measures of pale two-row and specialty malts along with spirit-boosters like brown sugar and honey. Hefty doses of Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops beautifully balance that outrageous malt bill while juniper berries heighten the festive character of this exuberant beer.

Make Merry all Winter Long...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Hazy dark amber with a lively tan head. Aroma is first and foremost pine, then some sweet malt aromas develop. Not nearly as hoppy as you might expect given the style. Hops are assertive but there is a ton of malt balancing things out. There are also some spice flavors swirling about in the mix, maybe some nutmeg and cinnamon. The body is med-full and the finish is surprisingly short. An interesting combination of an IIPA and a winter seasonal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Very different from the other double IPAs I've been drinking. I don't really like the style of this one. Almost strong ale or Belgian-like. Yeasty character with apple esters. Kind of bready and thick. Don't get much crispness here at all. Has some creaminess though. Darker compared to other double IPAs. Excellent lace with small retaining head. Much better choices are available in this catagory. Price was a little steep also. Some odd flavors present. Not impressed.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Very nice imperial IPA. The perfect crisp brew available. Smooth creamy and tasty! This is a crisp and flavorful IPA

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Clear dark orange with a generous white head. Nose of a hopped-gasoline-like aroma, something like the wheaty hoppiness mixed with a fuel... kind of odd. Full-bodied and robust, with tones of nuts, wood, and roasted malts, with a mild finish (for an IIPA), not overdone, but still lacking an expected kick. An OK IIPA, but not worth the $7 for the bottle. If you've had Dreadnaught and others which are similar, this will disappoint, so save your money.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 a hazed brown-amber existence lay beneath a solid forest of whiteness...fields of citrus drenched hops & strawberries fill the air..earthy hop flavors dance with slightly acidic waves of fruit flavors...starts tart & acidic yet turns creamy with a tangy bite to the finish..not bad. but not balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Orange brown color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is piney, woody and malty. A full bodied imperial/double IPA. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are piney, grapefruity and floral. This is NOT your typical imperial IPA, the hops are there, but they are not the over-the-top, in-your-face variety of most west coast imperial IPAs. The hops are kind of hidden by the nice malt sweetness, but they come on from the middle to the finish. There are also some Christmas beer spices in here as well: allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Well balanced. Very smooth. A great winter warmer beer. The 8% alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2003
A copper body with a huge, eggshell head. A huge hop aroma, but not an assault. Pine, caramel, citrus and creamy malt. A full, sticky body. The flavor starts sweet and fruity, but suddenly there is a piney bitterness that comes from nowhere to startle and dominate. A real pleasure to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 2003 bottle. Pours a hearty red/orange/copper/brown/gold/amber, All jumbled together. Hazy, bottle conditioned. Small rich yellow-brown head. Lots of lacing. Good sweet pine resin, some citric alcohol notes. I didnt know what to make of this. Nowhere near as malty as most IIPAs. Malt is a very dry caramel, some toffee. Alcohol surprisingly apparent on finish. Very bitter hops throughout. Orange, bitter grapefruit. Aftertaste does not leave much flavor lingering on. Good, but not exceptional. Improved as it warmed to room temp.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Murky swampy body, with a smallish head. Grapefruits and hops strongly present - as expected - but nothing particularly unique. Full and robust with a nice compliment of malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Cloudy copper in color, with a slight white head - very inviting, flowery, perfume-like hop aroma - tastes is pretty "standard" for the style, and is nothing stand out - heavy citrus hop flavor, but it has that moderate malty sweetness to balance it out and help mask the alcohol (a traight expected for an IIPA) - good - not great, and certainly not worth dragging your ass to Alaska for - thank goodness for mail order. ps - great label, though.


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