jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden orange color (almost like a rich honey). Small light tan head. Smells like pineapple and citrus. Taste of hops, pineapple, grapefruit, and slight pine flavor. Awesome IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - 8.3% alc. Maximus. The name says it all. So much malt combined with even more hops. In the end, it creates a slightly thick and sticky, but amazingly enjoyable DIPA. Going down, the malt initially win the battle until, shortly thereafter, the hops perform a covert sneak-attack on the palate. This beer is definitely one to check out. I heard the Maximus in the bomber is not as good, if it wasn’t for the case of 12ozers in my basement, I’d like to pick one up for comparison. Overall: WOW! I don’t care if its 11 in the morning, I can’t wait!
beeroverthere (81) - USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma:Floral, grass and citrus
Body:Dominated by hoppy citrus, grapefruit, light malty sweetness
Finish:Long bitter dryness
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber poor with decent head. Smell of pine and some citrus. Has a good flavor but not very intense for a double IPA in my opinion. I like it but if I want extreem hops there are two or three others I would go to. Dont get me wrong I like it. Its somewere between a double and regular IPA.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Winslow’s Tavern, Greenville, NC
One of the better beers I’ve had. Terrific.
stretchfest (79) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear yellow-orange. Smell of lemon and orange citrus hops with with piney hops and malty sweetness. Medium body with a nice sweet taste balanced out with hoppy bitterness.
bowlnman1990 (78) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, scored against my interpretation of 2004 BJCP Guidelines. Aroma: hops, floral, hint of resin. Appearance: clear, dark gold, lacking in head. Taste: very hoppy, hint of caramel? Palate: smooth, medium-high carbonation, long dry finish, seems to be lacking the warming alcohol sensation. Overall: Seems to be a great example of the style, very hoppy, light on maltiness, smooth and enjoyable.
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-orange amber with a whitish short-lived head. Lots of spotty lace. orange zest and Pez,slight grass, rather refreshing aroma; just a little plain hop aroma. Sharp hoppy bitter in the middle with almost enough candy-like malt to balance this hop mini-monster. This style of all-hop IPA is well represented here, and the finish is a pleasant bitter dwindle
rickyleepotts (77) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looking at this beer in the glass, you would never know it was a double IPA. Smelling it you would think it is a boring pale ale, or something. Regardless, the flavor shows the true talent behind the hops. Oh, and the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is incredible. The mouthfeel actually changed with every sip, and is almost a roller coaster as you drink. Good name for a good DIPA from a great brewery.
AKORN (77) - Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney scent with malt, yeast and some florals. Nice pour with little head. Sweet, light citrus and some bitters. Good beer.