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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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MaximusMaximus

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,831 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,831
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 64
Gots: 248 | 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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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Seen this for a long time and never had an inclination to pick it up. I'm guessing this isn't the freshest it can be, though.

A: Golden-yellow with some floating sediment and a huge, soapy, frothy, white head. Hangs around for a while leaving behind tons of lace. Settles into lumpy, bubbly foam that is very appealing. Great looking beer.

S: Piney, tropical, resiny hops. What else would you expect from Lagunitas? So citrusy and pungent that it almost smells artificial.

T: Huge citrusy and floral hops. Big time. Delicious amount of resiny hops that don't overpower. Seems to be enough malt in the finish to keep it from being a palate wrecker. Booze is non-existent. A seriously awesome example of how citrus-heavy hops can make a beer so enjoyable. Not necessarily a one-sided DIPA but it's the typical Lagunitas hop profile...so if you're into hop bombs, this should please any discerning palate.

M: As smooth as a Double IPA can be. Huge, resiny hops. Pretty dry and the carbonation is spot-on. Refreshing and seriously delicious.

O: Ended up being pretty darn fresh and tasty. I knew I would like this but the BA score turned me off, so...another exmaple of why not to always trust the BA score. I should have known better. This is a must-try for any craft beer lover and especially the hop heads out there. Lagunitas does it again!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 03:12:43 | More by Gatch
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,831 ratings.