euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A good mix of american hops and a real hop aftertaste to it, which was good. The malt doesn’t come through very much. Tasted a little watery at the end, but theat could have been just the bottled beer tendancy.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a smallish offwhite head. Moderate hop aroma: grapefruit, pine. Taste is nicely hopped with a good bit of caramel. Overall, a well rounded beer. I’m more used to beers like this weighing in around 8%. This is nice.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an orangish reddish amber, nice white head, aroma of grapefruit and some pine, fairly well balanced , with a nice amount of caramel malt to offset the pleasant citrus of the hops. Nice bitter finish. Pretty good beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper/amber with decent head that lasts only a minute. Big hop aroma floral and citrus. Taste nothing like it smells, sweet malt with a hop finish. Overall really smooth.
Pailhead (6355) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Strong caramel aroma with a touch of hops. Pours a hazy amber with a white head with a little yellow tinge. Real malty. Lots of caramel up front. Finishes a little sour with below average hops.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Canton. Orange/brown color with a hoppy aroma. Not an immense hops taste as the name would imply, but very good overall.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Brewed and bottled by Frederick Brewing) This is a fine looking beer with an off white head. The nose starts hoppy, but turns malty. The palate is medium in body with a good balance between hops and malt. With a name like Hoppus Maximus, I expect more hops of course, but at 43ibu this beer is a bit under hopped for its moniker. A solid, but not distinct ale.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: the color is amber heading into orange, with some opacity, and proudly bears a thick, creamy head, gently dwindling down
Aroma: gifted with citric hoppiness, sweet, juicy, inviting, bursting with tropical fruit, as well, mango, papaya, grapefruit, peach, a spritz of lime. Very nice!
Good, bitter hoppy bite greets the palate, and clings to the tastebuds. A rounded, rosy, balanced-enough ale, with an extra hoppy edge that never quits. Fruity flavor continues citric, with orange and lemon-y character, too. Excellent. This hophead is goodly pleased. I could go a round with some of these and never tire of the taste.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep sparkling copper, thin white foamy head. Nose is full of sweet pine, spicy lemon and grapefruit zest with a touch of sweet rich caramel. Decent balance with citirc hops beating up the sweet malt for the win. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, piney semi-dry finish. A solid session brew...
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light copper with fluffy off-white head. Nose is floral hops with a touch of sour citrus. Taste is a dry citrus with nowhere near the hops bite I expected from the name Hoppus Maximus. Some hops are there, but I was expecting an IPA strength. Mouthfeel is thin and a little weak and oily.