Hoppus Maximus | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
422 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
422
Reviews:
240
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lelampp
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bgold86
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of harp55
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpig372
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lightman
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
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 +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.21/5  rDev +15%
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 -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MIbeer27
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bshiban
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JArt
2.52/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of scott2269
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanegatter
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOrtiz
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 422 ratings.
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