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Hoppus Maximus - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

385 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

instinct2, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Segelstrom, Dec 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Gmartin75, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

swtdixie91, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

cd_beer_disapear, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BamfBacon, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

DES8888, Oct 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

AJ_Nyit, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dreichus, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of BenCrazy3474
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I loved the taste of hops in this beer. At the same time, this beer was missing something. When I drank it, it was like I was only tasting part of a recipe. But there was nothing more to it. I like a lot of hops, but I like other flavors to give the drink more character. This drink was pretty simple and straight forward. But the beer lives up to the name Hoppus Maximus. Pure hops -nothing more, nothing less.

BenCrazy3474, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Burt, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ejimhof, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Westbrook Brewing snifter

A - Medium amber to red semi-cloudy pour with a small off white head, a thin retention ring and lots of lacing.

S - The nose is very weak. What is there is pleasant enough. It is sort of an earthy smell with some bready qualities.

T - Sweet and malty on the initial taste followed by a decent hop profile with some spiciness to it.

M - a bit of an aftertaste.

O - okay beer with no truly outstanding qualities.

Mojo, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BradShook, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

addiwilliams, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

crewfan1952, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

rheimbro, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

outoffocus, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

dgherm, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

CMOrak, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

RayOhioFelton, Jul 17, 2013
Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.