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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,920 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,920
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 282 | FT: 1
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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Bfarr

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Maximus pours a surprisingly translucent brown tinged orange, making it look a lot like a light brown ale. Atop the nectar is a thick golden foam that retreats fairly slowly. Nectar is an accurate description since the aroma is a robust sweet hop aroma. This translates quickly into a very smooth orange and honey flavor. Hop bitterness is almost an afterthought. A syrupy mouthfeel completes this sugary theme.

As I am a bit of a sugar junkie, I'm a sucker for a sweet beer. However, I do miss that quintessential hop bitterness that should come with a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 02:15:40 | More by Bfarr
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Poured Maximus into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear dark golden with a two full fingers of white head.

S - Nice aroma on this IPA. I'm getting tropical paradise of pineapple, citrus, orange, maybe slight coconut.

T - Very nice flavor here as well. Getting grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, pine needles.
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M - Mouthfeel is medium leaning towards a heavy with medium carbonation.

O - I love this brew. I think Lagunitas has the IPA's down. Highly recommended! Cheers!!

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,920 ratings.