jh773 (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Almost no head; golden orange in the glass. Smell is delicious -- apple turnovers, candied fruit, a little grass, some citrus. Taste is crisp, bready, cooked pastry dough, tangy and slightly dry on the finish. Really good.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
US trip Aug/Sept 2009 - Nice zesty grapefruit, slightly flabby with malt weight but hop bitterness cleans the whole thing up nicely.
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden honey in color with a minimal white head. Smells of sweet lemony orange citrus with a slight honey (maybe even molasses) undertone. Starts mildly sweet with a hop finish, but the sweetness balances the hops so the finish is not bitter. Slight alcohol finish on the nose.
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a beefy IPA. Something in the Arrogant Bastard realm. It was cloudy amber and somewhat sweet and malty at first... Good hoppiness that finishes very bitter and dry. I like it.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a good golden amber, with an ok white head. Aroma, hop heavy and tending towards the floral side, with a bit of citrus to balance. Flavor is of good hops, heavy again on the floral with citrus to mellow it a bit. Medium body, light on the tongue, but full in the mouth. Good hop bitter finish. Great IPA.
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber color. Smells earthy with a strong aroma of wood--like cedar. Taste is expectedly hoppy for something called ’maximus’. Spicy in the mouth. Taste is strong, dry, and has a medium/long finish. I can’t shake the wood taste. Jeeez.
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice off-white head. Good pine and citrus in the nose. Solid malt base offset by a goodly amount of hop bitterness. Decent balance. Tad sweet in the finish with a hint of lingering bitterness.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden copper with a thick off white head. Leaves plenty of lacing throughout the session. Nice aroma of hops and pine. Flavor is pretty balanced for such a hoppy beer. Plenty of malt to keep things in check. Nice and resinous...sticky on the lips. Bitter hops finish. Very nice beer.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purse hazy tangerine, aromas of sweet rich marmalade malt with a subtle hop citrus highlight. Flavour is immense: so much aggressive hop bitterness, complimented by an almost fruity, estery malt backbone, and rounded out with a lovely candied orange finish. Seriously one to hunt down.
hoju777 (152) - FRANCE - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like pine old mildew tents. Nice copper color. Tastes like resin and a little bit of grapefruit. Nice and thick and silky. This is good.