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RATINGS: 322   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1814)
- California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a copper color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine, bread, floral and malt aroma. Hop, pine, grapefruit, orange, floral, bread, resin and malt flavors. Medium body and average carbonation. Smooth bitterness and a pine hop finish.

scarletfire65 (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle at home. Aroma is dank hops. Malty underneath, toasty, bitter finish. Meh.

CBBeerz (110) - - JAN 28, 2018
Straight from the bottle. Hoppy aroma with a lot of pine. Taste is the same, dry bitterness in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

monkeychugg55 (1127) - 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.

ccex (1409) - 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.

BlackBeerPG (1041) - 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.

balloonbuffoon (845) - - 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.

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

GarrettB (1733) - 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.

Strykzone (7889) - 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.

Fliwmn (40) - 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

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