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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Pour was brighty amber with nice floral nose. This thing mustíve 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 Iíve had yet.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Gold pour with white head and lace. Medium/hard citrus hops aroma with a malt tone. Sweet malt, apple/citrus flavor with a medium/hard hop bitter. Medium bodied with light smooth carbonation.

   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 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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
on tap-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is pine/resin. Taste is pine/herbal hops bite, backbone of sweet medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Date: February 07, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of grapefruit
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, big citrus, slightly grassy, lots of balancing bittering hops dries it out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Hazy orange/amber with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, malt, fruit and hops.

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