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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: 283 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by DrewV:
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DrewV

New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle at 45 degrees F into a Nonic glass.

A: Pours a clear orangy-yellow color with a full 2-finger foamy off-white head. Nice lacing.

S: Nice fresh citrus and pine aroma. A solid malt backbone hides in the background.

T: Citrusy hops and sweet malt strike the tongue in a fine balance. Nothing offensive here, nothing aggressive. Just a full-bodied flavor profile that is evenly balanced. A bit sweeter than one might expect from a DIPA, but well-rounded nonetheless.

M: Well-carbonated, yet creamy mouthfeel. A perfect balance between the dryness of the bitter hops and the oiliness of the sweet malts.

O: Not quite as well-rounded as some other DIPAs or Strong Ales, but it can certainly hold its own against other DIPAs on the market. Not overly bitter, but still hoppy enough to satisfy hop-heads. A solid A- or A rated brew all the way.

Frankly, I'm shocked at the relatively low ratings for this brew. Absolutely no way is this a B-rated beer. Lagunitas may not have hit a home run with this one, but it's at least a double or a triple, which brings it clearly up into the A- or A rating. This is now my go-to DIPA, for sure. Just an easy-drinker, yet contains enough punch to satisfy the high-gravity drinker in me.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:58:39 | More by DrewV
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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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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,920 ratings.