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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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MaximusMaximus

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,874 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,874
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 66
Gots: 259 | 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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PatYoda

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2.6/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another pretty poor double IPA. Perhaps I have been spoiled by beers like Dreadnaught, Hop Rod Rye, and 90 Minute. Either way, this is not good.

Appearance is hazy dark peach with a decent head that sticks around for a little while and leaves some lacing. Not impressive for a DIPA though. Smell is alcoholic (at 7.5%?). There are some grapefruity hops and caramel malt in the background.

The taste is very disappointing. At first it isn't bad, simply a little weak. The caramel malt and citrusy hops are there, though they are very subdued. There is a medicinal aspect as well. Then the finish is pure hop bitterness. It lingers for some time and makes the beer very hard to drink as a result. Very harsh. The alcohol is also there, but not nearly as noticeable as in the smell.

The mouthfeel is a tad thin for my liking. Overall, a bomber of this is difficult to finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2006 23:48:11 | More by PatYoda
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,874 ratings.