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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,910 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,910
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 68
Gots: 278 | 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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Kuaff

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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I poured this bomber into a snifter at cellar temperature.

It's a transparent golden amber with a dense, two-and-a-half-finger, off-white head.

This beer smells like tropical fruit! I think I pick up mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. A little bit of honey and hops, too. Very nice.

I must say, this is one of the sweeter DIPAs I've had. A prominent, robust, honey-like maltiness compliments delicious, lip-smacking, juicy hops. And this bitterness is toned down compared to most other DIPAs. It's kind of like the taste of hops WITHOUT intense bitterness. I do not descriminate beers for their IBUs, so I'm good with this. I might add that there's a pleasant, tart yeastiness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and substantial with somewhat calm carbonation. Feels just right.

Like every other Lagunitas beer I've tried, Maximus didn't disappoint me. It's definitely a delicious and distinctive DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 10:29:52 | More by Kuaff
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,910 ratings.