FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this is a damn good IPA. A sniff of the glass is like taking in a evergreen forest and not fresh cut grass like lesser IPA"s. The apearance matches the aroma. Nice copper color with a pretty generous head and nice lacing on the glass. On the palate those hops just hit like a ton of bricks. Just an explosion of flavor in my mouth. My palate is more in tune with the hops, but I do get the sweetness of the malt on the backside to balance out the finish. I’d rate it higher if the aftertaste lasted longer. I’ll buy this again for sure.
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.
cAPSLOCK (156) - 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.
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.
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.
ibrubeer (154) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Floral hoppy aroma. Clear light Amber color, with light white color to head. Flavor is a little citrus, with light pine. Medium body. Very nice DIPA!
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.