Hoppus Maximus | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,425
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
423
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass. Bottle came from Batdorf, Annville PA. The appearance was a hazy red color with a slim bar pour’s kind of white head. The smell mainly had a malty sweet caramel malts with a subdued grassy/earthy hoppiness to it. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine and give off a decent amount of light caramel notes in the aftertaste. The finish was quick. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued. Overall, I say this was an okay American Amber ale that I could have again but nothing over the top.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of harp55
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpig372
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lightman
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was brewed long before the super bitter hop revolution here in the U.S.

That being the case, this is surprisingly potent on the hops front.

Pours a formidable head, light gold. I don't know why this is considered an amber aside from the color of malt used...it's truly a standard American IPA.

Smells of lime leaf, and pungent sticky icky. Tastes like a solid IPA with just the right amount of bitterness. Back in the day this may have lured me into the IPA craze, but now I know to stay away from anything more bitter than this.

Overall I'm impressed, considering I have access to Thirsty Dog constantly and I've never had this until now.

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Photo of datalager
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was very much not an amber/red ale, strictly according to color. This was a pale yellowish orange, like an IPA. Great malt sweetness and a wonderful hop profile make up for the hue tho. Great beer. More of an IPA than red ale.

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Photo of AndreRus
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MIbeer27
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant amber under a 2” fluffy white foam collar that recedes to a thick, sticky film. S: Grassy hop nose, light grains, T: Starts with rich malt flavors, more grains than biscuit or bread – almost a little uncooked, then there is a touch of light fruit – juicy – and then a grassy floral hop kicks in to round out the flavor and to bring it on home. F: Medium to medium light body, medium carbonation O: A full flavored amber ale.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bshiban
2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JArt
2.52/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of scott2269
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanegatter
2.84/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Overall not bad, cloudy golden brown look, pretty smooth with a decent "beer" taste with a bitter after taste. My "beer" taste is a comparison to bud light.

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Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 423 ratings