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Our hoppiest beer! The complex character of American hops and amber colored caramel malts make this beer very crisp and refreshing. Silver Medal winner at the G.A.B.F. 2001.
43 IBUs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours slightly hazy amber with a good, off-white head. Scent is caramel and hops.....a little spice. Taste is malty, floral/herbal bitter, caramel. Nice bitterness throughout, though not as hoppy as you would be led to believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewSloth (4) - - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
Nice malt flavor. Caramel color and taste. Not too hoppy despite the Maximus claim. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1309) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
A touch of quickly fading floral hops, and a touch of caramel in the aroma. The beer pours a clear amber, with a thin white head. Very deep malt backbone, with lots of caramel coming through. There’s a touch of floral hops in the beginning, with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Not quite what I would expect in a beer referenced as their hoppiest beer, and Hoppus Maximus, but not a bad amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Clear deeper golden. This seems to have more Euro hops. They are tart and dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mallons72 (156) - livonia, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This beer is more maltus maximus. Some hops, but malt (caramel) is more present. Needs more hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
steelhead3686 (217) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tasted this at the 2012 Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. Pours a light copper or even brown with a a thin white head. A nice blend of hops and and caramel malts. Medium bitter and sweetness. Light to medium body with a pleasant refreshing texture. This is best amber ale I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (126) - - JUN 3, 2012
Dewey's in Dayton, OH. Smells woodsy. Dark amber color. Nicely bitter. Little lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle, as pictured. Easy drinker, some hops but nothing overwhelming. Nothing too crazy about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour with small white foam head. Orange zest and floral hops on the nose. Caramel malts smooth out the earthy citrus hops, giving this a fresh hop taste with a mild sweet bitterness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1966) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 rerate on 9/3/13 - pours with huge head that almost spilled over - nothing new. Citrus nose. Flavor adds hay and herbs. Very sweet for the style. Tangy. 12oz bottle - poured out of the bottle and on top of my desk including a fifth of my mouse pad. What made it into the glass was a grapefruit orange with white head. Nose is caramel and tangy. Flavor adds grapefruit and herbal hops. Taste is bittersweet. Not what I expect from an amber ale. Plenty of flavor and character. 8/3/7/4/13 or 3.5 on 4/28/2012

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