after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Bomber. Light copper with a raging dirty blonde head: it froths all the way to the bottom of the glass when poured from a height of a couple of inches. Maybe the best-smelling IPA this summer; rich with bitter floral hops--a real earthy snap there. Thick sweet bread dough notes underneath. Creamy body with some carb tingle but perfectly balanced. Plenty of sweet malt there, but mostly a beautifully modulated hop ride: floral and tangy on the palate, crisp and clean on the finish. Great stuff. Other than the ABV, one of the best drink-all-day beers around.
UPDATE: Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. KInd of a snooze on draft, at least with this first sample today.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy straw yellow mice fluffy white head. Aromas were grapfruit hop and citrus. Flavor reflected the aroma with grapfruit and citrus with a piny like flavor as well as a earthy note. well balanced flavor quite simple and good
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 12 oz. bottle- color of Honey, with a lingering off white head - nose of hopps , grapefruit , some lemon / lime , and floral – taste of bitter hops , citrus , sweet , and malts – not that hoppy for a double but a good taste for a ipa - body is silky , low acidity , and medium to low carbonation – aftertaste of citrus , grapefruit , and semi sweet
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent stuff. Poured orange with a big white head. Aroma was terrific pine and rind. Flavor was an assault of tart, spicy, floral hops and a good amount of sticky sweet candy malt.
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber in color, thick whiteish head. Great malty and hops aroma with a subtle sweetness. Taste is much more intense with hops (powerful hops), citrus, and florals. A crisp and dry finish. Well balanced flavor and one of my favorite IIPA’s from now on.
jzzbassman (1553) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Poured clear light orange with a white foamy head. Aroma is my favorite in this, like putting your head in a hopsack, with pine being predominant. A little bit of bitterness at the end, but not what I would really expect of an imperial, but very nice.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I love this! I have been drinking IPA all week as their has been a local "festival" of sorts. This Maximus is a bottle. Very fresh, full and balanced. Lots of citrus, pine and floral flavors. I wish this wasn’t a limited release.
Crit (3718) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange amber,small beige head. Small scarce bead.Scotch alcohol nose.Starts malty,medium strength lasting hop finish,molasses notes. Medium alcohol heat. Thick and chewy
Not one of my favorites
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured an orange-amber hue with a frothy white head mostly pine notes on the aroma, but a touch of sweet oranges. Flavor was hoppy yet fruity. dry finish.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear orange color, with a small/medium white head. A great aroma!! I would love to have a shampoo that smells like this I think. Its just a soft and malty, lightly fruity, almost sugary, flowery, hoppy aroma. The flavour is similar. Sweet, big hops, even some caramel, with a bitter finish. Almost creamy in consistency.