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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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3.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (8291)
- GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled on draft this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a small soapy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bitter with notes of pine, fruity hops and a bit of toasted caramel. The flavor was very bitter with caramel, strong pine, resin and vague fruity hops. Long hoppy finish. Moderately full bodied. Decent.

3.7
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
On draught at Yard House Denver. The beer pours a clear bronze color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily, Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and roasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
DrunkSanta410 (987) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a solid copper color with decent sized cream head. Aroma is a solid mix of floral, fruity hops with caramel malts. Taste is slightly sweet tropical fruit, pineapple with a quick hint of caramel malts finishing dry and bitter with a hint of alcohol. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, a solid double IPA.

3.7
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12oz bottle. Bought this after seeing it in a bunch of magazine beer reviews, it must be good, right? Pours dark copper, bubbly white medium head, translucent. Aroma is very very good, not too strong. Taste is nice, hop blend is good, somewhat complex for an IPA, refreshing! Somewhat skunky. Definitely not trying to destroy my palate, light palate for a DIPA. Good aftertaste. Good beer, debatable whether it’s worth what they’re trying to charge for it.

3.7
Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2014
On-tap at Bernie’s in Waukesha, WI. This pours a hazy, amber color with a foamy cream colored head. The taste smooth and refreshing. Not as bitter as I would expect. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
benpickens (544) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours copper with a compact short lived porous head; Grapefruit and citrus aromas on the nose; oily grapefruit rind finish.

3.3
ipalotdotcom (14) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Aroma: Malty to the point of bready, light floral with a smattering of grapefruit. Appearance: Bold orange color, with great clarity. Clean white head which dissipates quickly. Taste: Malt driven with citrus sharpness hurrying to catch up. Brown sugar? Yes brown sugar and a flash of warm spices. Palate: Full bodied from the outset, definitely a double, maybe a double and a quarter IPA. Malt is certainly the backbone of this beer with the citrus notes coming in second. The citrus drops off quickly as the beer warms leaving it a touch flabby by the bottom of the glass. It doesn’t feel like an 8.5% ABV until the end of the glass when it starts to get a little boozy. Low carbonation from the outset also falls off towards the end. Slightly disappointing finish, no real length except for a touch of pastiness. Overall: A fine attempt at a cold weather double IPA. The hearty malt would work well in the winter months, but I tasted it on a 70 degree evening and it didn’t have enough zest to keep it appealing to the end. Not for summer time, but them the name probably suggests that.

3.9
Oscbert (1339) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
~Sweet bready malt aroma with caramel and lots of earthy, floral aroma from the hops, woody, spicy, perfumey. ~Pours a clear amber with slight haze, big fluffy lasting white head. ~Chewy resinous hop flavor, woody and earthy, slight pine. Well balanced with a big bready malt backbone. ~Full bodied, med low CO2, lingering earthy resinous hop finish. ~Quite delicious. I’m having this for breakfast and it hits the spot. I like how well balanced it is since I’m not really a hop head.

4.3
RobertLiley1 (98) - - JUN 2, 2014
Very nice dark Carmel color. An abundance of citrus hops dominates the aroma and palate very nice DIPA

3.9
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft. Aroma is a citrusy hop. Appearance is a dark bronze with a creamy head. Taste is a very interesting hop flavor. I really like this IPA. Palate is bitter. Overall, a very good double IPA. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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