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RATINGS: 320   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaddyP (1)
- Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
One of the more well balanced doubles: not too sweet, not overly bitter. Fruits come through on flavor but not on aroma where this beer is a little weak.


3.2
monkeychugg55 (1115) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2018
Clear copper with a small beige head. Resin, Cascade, sweet caramel malt, and light alcohol on the aroma. The flavor is similar, with some slight alcohol warmth on the bitter finish.

3.6
ccex (1391) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2018
12 oz. bottle pours a clear orange amber with off-whte heat that has some legs. Aroma has lots of pine resin, some floral hops, but also bready and caramel malts. Taste is bitter but not the assault on the tongue that I get from my favorite double IPAs. There is definitely some sweetness in the middle before a dry finish. Body is at least medium with slight carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. This doesn't seem like a big beer. If it were billed as a regular IPA, it would exceed my expectations.

3.4
BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Taste: very complex variety of many hops that give floral, piney, citrus bitter notes. Same with the nose. Amber/Copper hue, clear, reg head with nice lattice of lace. Medium/full body. Dry finish with slight hop lingering on tongue.

3.3
balloonbuffoon (752) - - JAN 9, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2018 12floz bottle, BBD: 03.23.2018, $1.75 unit cost, tulip glass. I behold a spruce scented, amber IPA where its head has legs. Tastes like bitter pine on the tongue, which is this beer's dominant trait. Upon passage to my throat, I get a sweet buttered biscuit flavor as my tongue touches the roof of my mouth. Overall, this beer is fine, its just pretty standard for a hoppy ale. At least there is some malt character that many IPA/DIPAs sorely lack.

3.1
Ccarson80 (6) - - NOV 22, 2017 does not count
Great color and smooth finish. Aroma is a bit weak for a double IPA yet taste is good with smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
GarrettB (1694) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2017
February 11th, 2015 - I'd like to begin my review of Hop Thermia by suggesting this is the smell of Iceland in a bottle. Mild mannered and amber in appearance, a quick sampling with the nose opens to a sudden and brilliantly lit field, dense with grass and flowing free with a breeze. Then I imagine (inexplicably) imagine fjords, which might stem from the general freshness of the scent. The flavor is also deeply herbaceous and hoppy. Herbal and spicy flavors of parsley and thyme permeate the taste, overlaid on a rich layer of caramel and toasty tastiness. Served warmer it's even better, where the hop profile darkness a bit, and the heavier body feels more appropriate. Another winner from my favorite brewery in the far north.

3.6
Strykzone (7806) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Sampled at the Big Muddy Beer Fest. Clear amber with off white foam. Piney aroma with caramel. That plus gloral notes. Pine flavor is bigger. Oily feel. It’s a big beer but drinks lighter. Dangerous, good, too.

2.8
Fliwmn (32) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2017
A bit heavy and not my favorite IPA a bit of an aftertaste. Decided to go lighter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
smroush (310) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Aroma is mostly hops - pine and spruce. Malt is just a little bread and caramel. Color is clear and amber. Head is average size and off-white in color. Taste is medium sweetness and bitterness is medium to heavy. Body is medium; carbonation average. Overall this is a fairly simple hoppy IPA - pine and spruce hops, with just a little malt for balance.

3.8
jbruner (5470) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of resinous piney hops and big caramel boozy sweetness. Taste follows, big on bitterness, big on hops, booze is mild, smooth. Solid double IPA.


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