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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.

3.5
   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 ML’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 On cask (gravity pour) at the brewery. Golden with very minimal carbonation, no head. Lightly floral and hints of caramel/candy sweetness. Hoppy. Spicy and floral hops on a still but reasonably malty body. Light bodied and dry. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Nice clear amber with plentiful head. The hops in the aroma are a little sappy with a nicely spicy note balancing it out. Slightly ragged bitterness is balanced by sweetness of the malt. Excellent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Good strong citrus hops aroma and taste with caramel and grass notes and a mild bitterness to the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Pour was brighty amber with nice floral nose. This thing must’ve had some Centennial hops in it, my favoritest hop. Floral bouquet over caramel malty background. Smooth mouthfeel, rich flavor and moderate bitterness. By far the best Max beer I’ve had yet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9845) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Hazy orange/amber with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, malt, fruit and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazed, deeper orange-golden colored body with an inch thick, dense, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is resiny grapefruits and tangerines with some other citruses and a lightly sweetened caramel. A good amount of pine and a hint of herbal spicing. Flavor is similar. Lots of piney grapefruits and tangerines with a light hop spice. A thinner, but not watery caramel that balances just enough to allow the hops to shine. Finishes dry with a moderate bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Lighter body with a light to moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid brewpub IPA. Well hopped with a pleasant bitterness. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4039) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2010
Tap. Hazy orange amber color. Huge resin citrus hop aroma. Flavor is a nice sweet, heavy malt bodied with lots of pine and citrus hops. Gotta love an ATL hop bomb. Very very bitter, a bit on the stronger side for Max Lagers as well. My friend Lizzie loved it!


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