Highhops | Brouwerij Maximus

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Maximus
Netherlands
brouwerijmaximus.nl

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by metter98 on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 32
Reviews by Jeffo:
Photo of Jeffo
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht. This is a Utrecht brewery that's been gaining popularity here, and rightly so. Most of their beers haven't quite been to my liking, but this one is definitely solid.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best Before 5 September 2015
IBU: 50

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium-loose, fluffy white head with good retention. Perfectly clear gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a faint wisp with carbonation bubbles decorating the top. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, light caramel and toffee, some citrus notes, floral notes, as well as some grapefruit on the nose. Pretty good.

TASTE: Pale and grainy malts up front, some caramel sweetness, into a hoppy and spicy finish. Bitter floral hops, some spicy yeasty notes, as well as some caramel sweetness lingers mildly on the palate. Mild finish, but lingers.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. A bit too much perhaps. Despite that, it's really, really creamy and smooth going down, finishing slightly dry. A bit overcarbonated, but fuller and really creamy smooth.

OVERALL: A solid effort from Maximus. Most of their beers are lack luster at best, but this one is solid. I wish it were more fruity as opposed to spicy, but that's personal taste and I could imagine a lot of people disagreeing. Solidly made, and much more enjoyable out of the fridge, as this one was consumed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, Firmabier, Netherlands - Pours cloudy amber with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - citrus to the the fore, grapefruit with a few floral notes. Taste - slight sweetness, citrus fruits with a dry bitter finish. Good but needs more hops for my tastes.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of __Seriously__
2.42/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

For an AIPA just a slight taste of hops, good choice for a not too strong sider

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cafe Belgie, Utrecht, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has the faintest hints of carbonation. It poured with a dense off white head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of citrusy and spicy hops are present in the nose along with caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of malty sweetness along with a complex mixture of hop flavors and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is a very nice and refreshing Dutch version of an IPA that seems a little maltier compared to American counterparts and is well balanced.

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Photo of Jose9e
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of BdM
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Anatole
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of gnikola
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of leitmotif
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tottel
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of janubio
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep golden colour, near to orange. Small head that leaves a good ring and lace. Smell of cloves, spices, tropical fruits, pomelo. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, dry palate. Taste of clove, tropical fruits, pomelo, spices. Bitter finish. Good.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Mazeltov
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fine pored, creamy white head. Opalescent dimmish appearance. Medium amber color. Fresh smell, floral-hoppy, a slight scent of caramel or honey. Taste of fresh grapefruit peel, hoppy, slightly smokey, spicy, some licorice. Creamy carbonation, well-balanced, hoppy, bitter, slightly sweet and lingering finish with a fruity note. Overall a nice IPA with a less fruity, but more caramellized style. The Dutch way to make an American IPA.

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Photo of CSO
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of josanguapo
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

At Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla (Spain) In tulip glass. With russian salad and bratwurst. Fine but not exciting. Soft bitterness. Maybe I drank it too cold

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of samEBC
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Highhops from Brouwerij Maximus
3.59 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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