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Max Hopsplosion IPA
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.
IBU 70 ABV 5.5% O.G. 14º Plato


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4539) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2013
Location: Draft at Max Lagers, 4/17/13

Aroma: It has a clean citrus hop nose, with some pale malts and some spice as well
Appearance: It pours a hazed orange color, with a small white head, and minimal lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium-plus bitter early, with a clean malt backbone, and a bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has a fairly average carbonation, a good feel, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: Very solid IPA. Clearly the only conclusion I can draw it that either I got the short end of the stick last time, or the beers have drastically improved.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
From tap at the brewpub, 8.1%. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is solid grapefruity and peachy. Smooth fruity, peachy and lingering grapefruity. Dry and crisp fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Fest. Pours a clear golden orange with a bubbly white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has some bitter citrus with a touch of grapefruit, resin and a sweet grain backing. Flavor is more resinous with a bit of grapefruit and a touch of onion towards the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a beautiful clear golden amber - no head, but this is the way it got poured. Hoppy aroma has an undertone of grapefruit and sour orange. Flavor is hoppy with a typical citrus undertone - fair to middlin’ but still enjoyable. Bitterness is minimal. Texture has good fizz if average firmness, leaving a nice hoppy and somewhat greenwood finish. It not great, still worth a try if you like IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
draft at max’s. a golden light brown with slight orange heu. nose is mild with orange jello aroma, first sip is nice with citrus and pale malt. finish is on the malty side. not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4429) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
On draft at brewpub, pours a darker yellow color with aromas of light caramel, citrus, and some hops. Flavors are the same nice citrus taste, some light caramel, and light bitter aftertaste, decent IPA overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at brewery - Nice dark yellow with a white head. Citrus hops aroma. Nice balance of hops and malt. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6215) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Clear amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Nice hoppy pine, citrus, floral aromas. medium body. Mild pine, citrus hop flavors with a solid toasted caramel base brew, mildly bitter finish--not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3232) - Montana, USA - APR 20, 2012
Draft. Amber pour with a small off white head. Scent is citrus. Taste is same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Pours an unclear amber/orange. Citrus and resin hops smell. Flavor is a balance between sweet caramel malts and resin/pine hops. Good bitterness.


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