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RATINGS: 316   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.

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 (1665) - 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 (7715) - 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 (31) - 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

smroush (304) - 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.

jbruner (5401) - 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.

TomTron (455) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2017
The eskimos drink this when they need to warm up when there isn’t any more blubber for them to use.

BeerdedDave (1902) - Beckley, USA - AUG 28, 2017
beautiful, clear, amber-red color; resiny pine hop aroma; lots of resiny, piney hops in the flavor with some herbal notes; medium bodied, bready malt base with light caramel notes; just a bit boozy

wlajwl (7125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Aroma is pine, fruit and big sweetness. The flavor is fruit/berries, piney hops, malts and a sweet/spicy/alcoholic finish.

fidelis83 (2523) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Clear copper pour with a two finger, off white head. Aroma of bitter pine, dankness, orange slice candy, caramel and bread, a hint of biscuits and planty hops. Flavor is caramel, wood, bread, toffee, lots of booze, light dankness, licorice, dried leaves, light berry notes and sweet and bitter citrus. Medium body, medium, sharp carbonation, oddly strong boozy heat for 8.5% and off dry finish. This is a weird one, it’s a tiny bit of a mess.

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