Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked this up super fresh at the brewery a week before opening.
Pours a clear copper with a thin khaki head that laces well (though the amount is lacking in my opinion). Aroma kicks you with pine, tropical fruit, and pineapple. Underneath is a biscuity, honey malt. Some of that tropical fruit carries over to the taste but with a grassiness, followed by wheat bread crust and honey. Bitterness washes in when the previous flavors are receding, which is, again, grassy and similar to unripe fruit (think green banana). Feel is tending slightly towards viscous due to slight undercarbonation in my opinion, finish is slightly sweet.
This is a really solid DIPA, though they have made better in Petaluma for sure. I'd love more of a tropical fruitiness throughout, less biscuit, and less grassy notes.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 05:00:26 | More by Philousa
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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