Fraxinus Maximus | Cahaba Brewing Company

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Fraxinus MaximusFraxinus Maximus

Brewed by:
Cahaba Brewing Company
Alabama, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AgentMunky on 05-03-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 31
Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz growler into snifter.

A: Clear golden orange with 2 finger fluffy white head with nice retention and leaving moderate lacing.

S: Orange zest, grapefruit, and fresh pine needles. Subtle hints of baked bread and honey.

T: Blend of piney and citrus hops combined with a healthy malt backbone. Grapefruit with a touch of honey.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Finish showcases some hop bitterness.

O: Solid DIPA. Something I would buy again for sure.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: A beautiful clear copper with half finger white head that lingered. Nice lacing. I remembed this one stood out among the flight we had. Great color.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, sweet.

T: A nice blend of grapefruit and caramel. Very regal as the name implies. Well balanced.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: One of Cahaba's standouts. Bow down to Fraxinus Maximus.

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Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Draft at Hop City Birmingham. Pours clear copper with white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, and raspberry. Tastes of caramel, and grapefruit. Medium bodied with bitter hoppy finish.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Clear medium-amber body under a finger of dense, off-white head. Great retention and lacing. Lovely.

S: Balanced mix of caramel malt and pungent hops, with the latter exhibiting lots of spicy, herbal, resinous qualities. Quite good.

T: Follows the nose, but in reverse order - hops jump out right away, with major spiciness along with some more piney/herbal elements. Sweet caramel malt is everpresent but stays mainly in the background. Heavy, but tasty bittersweet finish.

M: Creamy medium body. Solid.

O: Much like their Oka Uba IPA, I found this rather too laden with specialty malts, but unlike that beer this one had enough hops to balance the sweetness.


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Photo of AgentMunky
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a litre growler into a Weihenstephaner Vitus goblet. Many thanks to freduardo & kirkpjr.

A: A nice finger of head tops an exceedingly-clear amber liquid. A few streams of bubbles.

S: Pleasant, tropical hops. (Nelson Sauvin?) Loads of juicy mangos, red grapefruit, pine resin, and general hoppiness. Soft, powerful, and incredibly pleasant.

T: This is mouth-wateringly bitter. Up there with Hopslam, Devil Dancer, and Double Platinum. Still, it's good. Damn good. There's not much balance to speak of, but the hops are the sort I like...they're clean and vaguely citrusy, with a whiff of the Talladega National Forest. (All garlicky/earthy qualities are avoided.) Sharing this with friends who "don't like IPAs" was bizarre, but it received unanimous approval, with nary a remark on the overwhelming hoppiness this hophead is tasting. The finish is lingering and excellent.

M: Pretty unremarkable.

O: Fresh and delicious. A really great DIPA that comes highly recommended. I might have to make it back to Birmingham to check this brewery out.

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Fraxinus Maximus from Cahaba Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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