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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,933 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,933
Reviews: 1,377
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 286 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opening up another Maximus. Just too hot outside for another stout and it was a rough day at work. A beer I've drank countless times just felt like reviewing.

A: What you can expect from a double/imperial IPA. No frothiness and real light carbonation although decent retention with pretty good lacing for an ipa.

S: I've had this many times and the smell varies. I can tell this is not the freshest but not at the same time not a shelf turd. Bitter hops. Sort of unrefined. Again average considering not the freshest.

T: For an IPA the floral character is there without being offensive. Clean still considering not super fresh. Full bodied light citrus. Hoppiness comes in moderate at the end.

M: Follows through with the taste. Not an easy beer to just session down but at the same time isn't a struggle (particularly if you're not a fan of going into the double-triple IPA realm). The hoppiness isn't all that remarkable during the finish. Freshness like the upper three categories would go a long way.

O: Admittedly I rated this kind of harsh. I've had this beer so many times because for $10 it beats Stone IPA in these parts and let's talk about alcohol content. It's a working man's IPA not the best but at the same time for someone that still appreciates a good double/imperial IPA and doesn't want to throw down $6 a bomber it serves a mighty fine purpose in my monthly rotation. Don't let this review knock you it's just something you shouldn't have to seek out but if it's on the shelf and you haven't tried it yet, it beats most domestic IPAs by a stretch.

Serving type: bottle

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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 3,933 ratings.