Hoppus Maximus | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer's name will not disappoint! The complex character of American hops and amber colored caramel malts make this beer very crisp and refreshing.

Silver medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-24-2003

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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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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clearance shelf, no clue of age.

Pours a brilliant copper with a frothy cream head that leaves sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Sharp citrus, resin, and sweet, bready, toasted caramel malt form the aroma. There's a bit of floral hop character at the finish.

Flavor is dominated by toasted, bready malt, slightly sweet caramel, which finishes a bit resiny and bitter. Tart, indescernible citrus adds contrast.

Body is a bit watery, with slightly low carbonation adding to the watery character. There's a little slickness that lingers.

Good malt character, albeit a bit too dominant. The flavoring hops are somewhat one-note. Bitterness is too high for my liking.

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 424 ratings