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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2012
Draft. Amber pour with a small off white head. Scent is citrus. Taste is same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Sample at brewpub. Comes clear gold with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, grain and florals. Taste is malt, citrus, pine and florals. Decent bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7019) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
GABF 2011
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head
Aroma: Caramel and citrus
Taste: Caramel and pine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at GABF. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is lemons, some grains, a bit of crystal I guess. The flavor is toasted malts, lemon and oranges, light bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4802) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Appearance: Hazy, light copper-hued body with a whitish head. Smell: Smells of pale malts, faint sweet-scented caramel, as well as floral and pith notes, though not particularly robust or aromatic. Taste: Pale malts, a bit of modestly sweet caramel with a hint of toasted French bread. White grapefruit, lemon, and some slight florals, though, as with the aroma, itís not quite bold, more ho-hum, really. Medium-plus bitterness. Very faintly resinous on the back end closing out with a flat, bitterish, lightly pithy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Overall: An acceptable albeit very average IPA. Again with the low carbonation here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
Hazy darker blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a very small white head. Strong hoppy nose with some flower fruity hints. Medium palate. Finish is balanced, bitter hoppy sweet hint with a dry hoppy ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Big hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a bitter and slightly creamy malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. A clean, dry, unostentatious but quite satisfying IPA. Bright orange pour with a billowy head. Fairly pungent nose, dry citrus rind and a kiss of flowers. Mouthfeel is - as per usual with MLís beers, I came to realize - a bit insubstantial. But the beer is flavorful and refreshing and went down well on several occasions over a warm Halloween weekend.

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