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Hoppus Maximus - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

370 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattcrill on 01-16-2006)
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Reviews by karengarys:
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karengarys

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours.... um.... clumpy. Yep, you got it, clumpy. I looked at this and said.... "is this floaty stuff a biology experiment, or something I should consume".... Hmm... But then I sat back and thought about our roots... our roots as beer advocates... and thought, hell, they could have filtered this and done what everybody else does, but no, they went out on a limb and let that floaty crap just stay there in the beer! Fine! I'll let it be and commend thirsty dog for not giving a shit about the rules and doing what they want.

Smells like a nice craft microbrew. Sweet. almost honey. Floral. A bit of a hop edge I like. Nice.

Taste is dry, clean, grapefruity, and balanced with a malty sweetness I can't quite place. Mango? Super hoppy (duh!) in a dry and NOT piney way. Rich. Asprin biter almost. Nicly balanced with the malts. Call me a nut

mouthfeel is quite crisp. Rich. Fizzy.

Finish is clean with a hint of pine, not sure if I like it but it is so slight I'm not going to complain, I'll just take another sip.

I could easily have another. This is quite a good brew. If you like bitter hops, and see this, give it a try. The 6-pack will do you well.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 02:54:06 | More by karengarys
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Clearance shelf, no clue of age.

Pours a brilliant copper with a frothy cream head that leaves sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.