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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,133 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,133
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 81
Gots: 378 | 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: kbub6f on 09-22-2001)
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Photo of Retroman40
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is what a decent DIPA should taste like. A very dark amber with a hint of orange. The smell is dominated by the citrus and pine hops. The taste again is very "hop forward" with the malt taste coming in later with the very good finish. The mouth feel is very rich and the carbonation level is perfect. My only warning is that this beer gives absolutely no warning of the rather high alcohol percentage and after a couple could sneak up on someone unsuspecting. Overall this is a great DIPA worth every penny.

Retroman40, Saturday at 12:00 PM
Photo of NiceTaps
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Dark orange color with abundant carbonation and a thick 1-plus f head. Lots of web lacing.

S- Bold hop aromas; pine, orange, flower and herb. Some mineral aroma holds it back.

T- More bold hops and big malts. Just a bit of sweets to go with the pine, citrus, and spice.

M- Full and hearty. The sweets on the back end balance the hops.

O- Pretty well balanced and drinkable.

NiceTaps, Saturday at 12:15 AM
Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Super spicy. Super Piney. I've come to love and expect a strong piney, hoppy presence in all their beers. This one hits hard. It's big time. A beer some breweries would put into a 4 pack and charge the same price, $9.99. Not Lags, they give ya 6 for 10 and they all pack a punch like you just dove on a hop grenade to save your comrades. Drink it.

AC-Mivsek, Sep 13, 2014
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Photo of bman13
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

delicious!!!!!! VERY VERY VERY excellent example of a double IPA. very hoppy and straight forward. This (thankfully) isn't a malt bomb like Southern Tier Un Earthly or 2xIPA. you can actually taste the hops (unlike southern tier malt bombs) not to hate on southern tier however, it's just that their beers I mentioned are extremely sweet and malty. This one however is very hoppy and bitter. Just how I like :) . Extremely smooth. (Just had a whole 6 pack because I couldn't help myself and I rarely do this). It really is that easy and smooth to drink. Thanks Lagunatis, for making every beer I have drank from you just as delicious as the last one I've tasted. This one some what reminds me of Undercover Investigation Shutdown DIPA, but is a bit more bitter. (In a good way)

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,133 ratings.