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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,925 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,925
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 283 | 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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Mongrel

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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass. Pale orange/amber with two fingers of head. Standard IPA characteristics with good lace retention.

S - Pine and citrus, baby.

T - First thing I noticed is the taste is more mellow than I expected. You don't get any of the harsh bitterness that you might expect from the hoppy nose. It's well balanced with a honey sweetness coming to the forefront instead. Along with pine, lemon, orange and a little pepper. There's also a subtle herbiness that, combined with the orange notes, makes me think of tea.

M - Nice full, soft mouthfeel with a little alcohol slickness that extends the finish.

O - Very well balanced, high ABV IPA. Hoppy, but not over the top. I'm able to pick out new notes with each sip, as the beer warms. I'm even starting to get a little mango and it's reminiscent of a softer, less hopped Sucks.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 18:58:44 | More by Mongrel
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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.
Mid palate getting a little light toasted malt with more bitter hops. On the aftertaste getting more citrus and hops.

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 3,925 ratings.