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Lagunitas Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HaynerMasonry on 03-23-2014)
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Appearance: Amber color with a generous-sized, foamy light beige head that slowly faded.

Smell: Piney hop aromas dominate.

Taste:The pine aromas carry over to the taste. The finish ends fairly dry with some mild pine notes.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: Good IPA but I didn't find it that much different from the standard Lagunitas IPA.

IKR, May 29, 2014
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12oz bottle into a pint glass

A-golden dark yellow, almost pale yellow with a thin white suttle head.

S-citrus fruits, pine and loads of sweet almost clementine.

T- Hop bite on the tongue, very slight alcohol forward and aftertaste. Mildy sweet malt profile with tastes of biscuit and slight spice. Very subtle DIPA and extremely drinkable.

M-very light on the palate and great bitterness that lingers with a very mild alcohol taste. Very good in my opinion, a well-balanced DIPA.

Again another great showing of an IPA by Lagunitas. They have really grown on me, and this being my first Maximus I definitely would drink it again. It's not the smack-your-face hop attack that I like when really wanting a DIPA, but it's one where you can easily have 2 or 3 and really feel great about life!

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Ba Review #287
Served On: 07/18/2014
Glassware: DFH Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.2%
Date/ Code: None

Got this one from Dewey Beach Liquors in Dewey Beach, DE. $12.99 for a 6-pack of 12 oz. bottles. Not a bad price.

Look: The brew was a fairly clear deep golden color with a healthy head of beige foam that created some crazy lacing throughout the duration. Carbonation level was high with an aggressive storm of bubbles rising up. I wish I could have used my Duvel glass for this one but all our beach house had to offer was a DFH tumbler pint. I’m sure this beer would have been even more brilliant in the proper glassware.

Smell: Smooth pine and some sweet hints of orange sherbet; all made for a complex aroma that was very appropriate for a quality DIPA.

Taste: Upfront was a sweet resinous pine with some tangy orange peel. Notes of grapefruit along with a citrus sourness hit in the middle. The finish was a nice bitterness with the citrus hanging on. The aftertaste was more bitterness and a slight sweetness that seemed to carry through from the initial pine resin.

This is a very nice DIPA. The lack of a date code was disappointing. But judging by the satisfying and pungent palate the brew offered, I would guess this bottle was fairly fresh.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 18, 2014
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Lagunitas Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.