Fraxinus Maximus - Cahaba Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2013 17:03:06 | More by woosterbill
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.