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Hoppus Maximus - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

394 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 04-24-2003

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Ratings: 394 | Reviews: 236
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I'm expecting a hoppy amber ale. Here goes:

A: Very lovely, actually. A light reddish-brown that allows a good amount of light to penetrate the beer. Very well carbonated and pours a huge head with a ton of lacing. The beer was bursting forth upon opening the bottle. 4.5/5.0

S: Grassy hops that give way to a light malt backbone. For an amber ale, this one is pretty hoppy. I was expecting a stronger malt presence, but it's still good. 3.75/5.00

T: Beer is far maltier than the nose indicates. Grassy hops consisting of lemon and mild grapefruit give way to a strong malt backbone, one comprised of amber and caramel malts. Very toasty and sweet. Overall very balanced between the malt and hops. 4/5

M: Can't complain. Very well carbonated and thick. 4.5/5.0

O: I enjoyed this beer a lot. Great taste that's complimented by a great balance of American hops and lightly-kilned malt.

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I liked this one a lot.

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.