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Hoppus Maximus - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 351
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 351 | Reviews: 233 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kinger:
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kinger

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at the brewpub years ago and now poured from the bottle into a glass, either way this is a solid brew. Heavily hopped aroma that is complimented by an abundance of sweet caramel malt, very aromatic and real nice. Appearance is a better than standard light amber color with a decent white head and lacing. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish that ends real smooth. Flavor contains a large amount of floral hops balanced ever so well with the sweet malts. This is close to an IPA with the hop characteristics but the sweetness creates a slightly different angle. Overall a real treat that I'm glad I can still enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 16:55:37 | More by kinger
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Pours a clear medium amber with a slight red hue. Nice head with ample lacing that retains well. Nose is of mild pine and citrus hops over caramel. Light medium body with a somewhat smooth texture. Above average carbonation level with a nice bit of effervescence. The flavor profile is well balanced, but not very complex. It begins with citric and pine hop flavor, then flows to a bitterness with citrus zest aspects against a slight pine background. The crisp finish effervesces with a touch of caramel sweetness in the background of a grapefruit zest bitterness. Quite tasty.

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.