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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4000) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Aroma is pineapple, light pine, yeast and malts. The flavor is tropical fruit/pineapple, malts, citrus, grapefruit and a medium bitter/dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (567) - - OCT 19, 2012
NOTE: This was a firkin that was dry-hopped with some extra simcoe. Solid brew, but a little on the generic side. Well-balanced, tasty, easy-to-drink.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3969) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1392) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5042) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mallons72 (167) - livonia, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This beer is more maltus maximus. Some hops, but malt (caramel) is more present. Needs more hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
steelhead3686 (250) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (146) - - JUN 3, 2012
Dewey's in Dayton, OH. Smells woodsy. Dark amber color. Nicely bitter. Little lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle, as pictured. Easy drinker, some hops but nothing overwhelming. Nothing too crazy about it.


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