Hoppus Maximus | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Hoppus MaximusHoppus Maximus
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Hoppus MaximusHoppus Maximus

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-24-2003

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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of tillmac62
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium amber with a slight red hue. Nice head with ample lacing that retains well. Nose is of mild pine and citrus hops over caramel. Light medium body with a somewhat smooth texture. Above average carbonation level with a nice bit of effervescence. The flavor profile is well balanced, but not very complex. It begins with citric and pine hop flavor, then flows to a bitterness with citrus zest aspects against a slight pine background. The crisp finish effervesces with a touch of caramel sweetness in the background of a grapefruit zest bitterness. Quite tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, caramel, toast, bread, pine, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy amber ale style. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BenCrazy3474
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I loved the taste of hops in this beer. At the same time, this beer was missing something. When I drank it, it was like I was only tasting part of a recipe. But there was nothing more to it. I like a lot of hops, but I like other flavors to give the drink more character. This drink was pretty simple and straight forward. But the beer lives up to the name Hoppus Maximus. Pure hops -nothing more, nothing less.

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Hoppus Maximus from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.8% out of 100 with 423 ratings
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