Hoppus Maximus | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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423 Ratings
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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:
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Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,582
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
423
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of JOrtiz
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerma
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just ok! Nothing to write home about!

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Photo of Brewstradamus
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbuckeye
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.12/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -3%

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4.34/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

I'm expecting a hoppy amber ale. Here goes:

A: Very lovely, actually. A light reddish-brown that allows a good amount of light to penetrate the beer. Very well carbonated and pours a huge head with a ton of lacing. The beer was bursting forth upon opening the bottle. 4.5/5.0

S: Grassy hops that give way to a light malt backbone. For an amber ale, this one is pretty hoppy. I was expecting a stronger malt presence, but it's still good. 3.75/5.00

T: Beer is far maltier than the nose indicates. Grassy hops consisting of lemon and mild grapefruit give way to a strong malt backbone, one comprised of amber and caramel malts. Very toasty and sweet. Overall very balanced between the malt and hops. 4/5

M: Can't complain. Very well carbonated and thick. 4.5/5.0

O: I enjoyed this beer a lot. Great taste that's complimented by a great balance of American hops and lightly-kilned malt.

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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of utopiajane
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The color for an amber should be coppery brown and this one is orange with golden hues. It's lovely , hazy and pastel with a fat head fo off white foam that lasts. Hops are definitely prominent on the palate and it offers some downright heady pink grapefruit, In fact I am in love with that. it's so authentic. It's perfumey and it has a bit of pith and peel. There is a caramel malt with some light and dry biscuit on it. A touch of herbal in the background faintly. The taste is lovely. Light caramel, smooth dry flaky biscuit, a bit of tartness and then the perfumey sweetness of the pink grapefruit translates to the palate. Earthy, fruit peel. A medium mouthfeel . No astringency but a moderate bitter that surprisingly leaves plenty of that pink grapefruit to linger with it's provocative sweetness and a light bit of caramel

I liked this one a lot.

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