Max Hopsplosion IPA
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Intensely hoppy India Pale Ale with toasted malt backbone to back up a citrusy/spicy finish from aggressive hopping with a blend of hops from the Pacific northwest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 7, 2015
Quite fine too. Not so bitter but the herbal features are very noticeable there. Quite golden and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2015
On tap at The Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. Pours a dark golden color with good head and nice sticky lacing along the side of the glass. Citrus aroma and taste, big flavor, and a nice hoppy punch. Medium to full mouthfeel. Some bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swampy239 (3) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Very hoppy somewhat bitter. Itís supposed to be strong, of course. Iím not tasting the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Part of a sampler at Max Lagers in Atlanta. Must note that it was listed as a 9% Imperial IPA when I had it. Clear golden pour. Really nice pine and grass aroma. Flavor follows with light bitter, some lightly sweet malt, beautiful grassy floral hops to balance the malts here. Super drinkable, medium plus carbonation. Actually a really nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bright gold/copper pour. Bright white head. A nice explosion of citrusy and tropical fruit, balanced bitterness and light sweetness from the malt. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Nice middle of the road ipa sweet hoppy very enjoyable with finishing bitter bite floral and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with nice cap of off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of resinous citrus, hints of vanilla, and nice caramel malt. Taste is more towards the sweeter side, malty but still nice hop character. No real bitterness, more citrus. Not too bad, but no explosion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
At the brewpub, it was a good IPA, a little more bitter, like a really big English style but certainly drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Cascade and Centennial orange, flowers and pine in the nose with faint match stick / phosphorus. Medium-light body, lightly sweet, medium bitterness, medium acidity and low carbonation. Body seems a bit peaked and thin. No major off-notes but altogether itís pretty basic with a lot of pine resin / orange. Clear amber. From draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8118) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Draft to taster at the downtown brewpub. Looks subpar for an IPA; a completely transparent light golden orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes of hops and pale malt with a touch of soapiness. Meh.

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