Hoppus Maximus - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev 0%
Clearance shelf, no clue of age.
Pours a brilliant copper with a frothy cream head that leaves sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.
Sharp citrus, resin, and sweet, bready, toasted caramel malt form the aroma. There's a bit of floral hop character at the finish.
Flavor is dominated by toasted, bready malt, slightly sweet caramel, which finishes a bit resiny and bitter. Tart, indescernible citrus adds contrast.
Body is a bit watery, with slightly low carbonation adding to the watery character. There's a little slickness that lingers.
Good malt character, albeit a bit too dominant. The flavoring hops are somewhat one-note. Bitterness is too high for my liking.
04-30-2014 00:42:11 | More by barczar
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
03-27-2014 19:35:42 | More by tillmac62
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, caramel, toast, bread, pine, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy amber ale style. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
01-13-2014 00:35:32 | More by superspak
Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.