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Fraxinus Maximus - Cahaba Brewing Company

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Fraxinus Maximus
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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cahaba Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 05-03-2013)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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woosterbill

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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Clear medium-amber body under a finger of dense, off-white head. Great retention and lacing. Lovely.

S: Balanced mix of caramel malt and pungent hops, with the latter exhibiting lots of spicy, herbal, resinous qualities. Quite good.

T: Follows the nose, but in reverse order - hops jump out right away, with major spiciness along with some more piney/herbal elements. Sweet caramel malt is everpresent but stays mainly in the background. Heavy, but tasty bittersweet finish.

M: Creamy medium body. Solid.

O: Much like their Oka Uba IPA, I found this rather too laden with specialty malts, but unlike that beer this one had enough hops to balance the sweetness.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 17:03:06 | More by woosterbill
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California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a litre growler into a Weihenstephaner Vitus goblet. Many thanks to freduardo & kirkpjr.

A: A nice finger of head tops an exceedingly-clear amber liquid. A few streams of bubbles.

S: Pleasant, tropical hops. (Nelson Sauvin?) Loads of juicy mangos, red grapefruit, pine resin, and general hoppiness. Soft, powerful, and incredibly pleasant.

T: This is mouth-wateringly bitter. Up there with Hopslam, Devil Dancer, and Double Platinum. Still, it's good. Damn good. There's not much balance to speak of, but the hops are the sort I like...they're clean and vaguely citrusy, with a whiff of the Talladega National Forest. (All garlicky/earthy qualities are avoided.) Sharing this with friends who "don't like IPAs" was bizarre, but it received unanimous approval, with nary a remark on the overwhelming hoppiness this hophead is tasting. The finish is lingering and excellent.

M: Pretty unremarkable.

O: Fresh and delicious. A really great DIPA that comes highly recommended. I might have to make it back to Birmingham to check this brewery out.

Serving type: growler

05-03-2013 03:50:44 | More by AgentMunky
Fraxinus Maximus from Cahaba Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.