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RATINGS: 310   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 woodsexcept 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.
Hopothermias the beer, in the Last Frontier
That will keep the wild wolves at bay.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1124)
- Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a orangey gold . Huge citrus aroma . Medium bodied . Lots of citrus up front with a hint of lingering pine . Definitely can't taste the 8.5 % . Solid DIPA . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispaire (198) - - APR 19, 2017
Pours a deep golden orange from bottle. Smells strongly of musty, old forest pine. Unfortunately, tastes like it too. Not the best double IPA. Come on Alaska... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westy1130 (46) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2017
Tried during a beer tasting on an Alaskan cruise. Poured rich tangerine color with thick head. Aroma/taste: citrusy and floral scent, with a piny and grapefruit zesty flavor followed by a satisfying mouth numbing bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (1234) - Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Clear pale amber, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, floral notes. Taste is caramel, citrus, pine, floral notes, alcohol, with the emphasis less on the hops and more on the sweet malt and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (830) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Aroma: tons of hoppy citrus, fragrant from 2 feet away; Appearance: clear amber pour with fluffy offwhite head that lingers; Taste: not as good as aroma; hoppy and malty with unpleasant finish; Palate: medium body with long malty finish; Overall: disappointing. Would not get again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nran17 (3) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2017 does not count
Pours deep golden orange. Great hop and floral character. Great mix of bitter hops and malt backbone. One of my new favorite beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4364) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Amber color out of the bottle with a short foamy khaki colored head. Big sweet hop fruity nose. This has lots of the pinching citrus zest hop characteristics with apricot and tropical fruit sweetness, all over a firm malty backbone. The ABV is well hidden in this easy drinking IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strangebrewer (1272) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
bottle. Poured clear copper with a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma with an orange astringent note. Medium-full body, creamy carbonation, warning alcohol finish. A moderately malt forward bready base, balanced bitter-sweet flavour, apricot, citrus peel and pine resin with floral hops and a peppery note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Dark orangeish copper color with a tallish, creamy looking, light beige head. Orange and pine scents. A hopshead lovers aroma. Flavors of pale malt, caramel, oranges, grapefruit and zest. Sweetness seems to track throughout. Tangerines in the finish. Whole lot of citrus going on. Light acidic dryness in the end. 1/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (6011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer is a clear copper color with a big head of white foam. The aroma is resinous and pine forward. Sticky pine notes are abundant in the taste and aroma. Fairly bitter on the back end, but the front end is majorly sweet. Big body and medium carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. Not my thing, I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (2478) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2016
22 oz bottle from Capital Market in Salem OR $5.99 Pours a darker than usual orange/amber colour with an absolutely beautiful large thick and frothy head ( cream coloured). Aroma is of course strong on the hops..floral, spicy orange zest. but huge toffee malts in the back. Taste s similar to the nose..but very sweet. Mouth feel is average..its thick and viscous..carbonation is way low..and thus the sweetness becomes sticky on the palate. Started off so good but went down hill fast..needs a more vigorous carbonation

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