Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
3.73/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pale fizzy amber with a lumpy eggshell head that crusts when it fades.
Candied orange, resin and powdered sugar with some dank perfumed underneath.
Cheese danish, orange fruit smoothie, and some brown candy sugar then resiny, stewy hops with hints of nectar.
Floral finish and herbal linger.
Medium, chewy, oily.
OK, no date on this so no way of knowing if hops have faded. But 1.080 is kinda high for 8.2% and 59 IBUs is not all that bitter so I'm tempted to think this tastes like it's supposed to.
In which case, it's a mess: swampy, sugary malts with no clean pine or citrus aroma to cut it, but instead exacerbated by - supposedly - Willamette (aka Fuggles spawn) for the peppery herbs and Horizon for all that rose petal.
At a DIPA strength without DIPA hopping, this just ends up syrupy and cloying.
Big letdown from Lagunitas.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 20:20:53 | More by StJamesGate
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this and Sucks. Like this better. Yeah, I said it.
A- gave it a 4.25 cuz the head retention and color is awesome. Little floaty goodies in there too, but its still clear. Just a great looking brew.
S- Balance. Hops bite you with the bitterness. Malt holds its own.
T- Balance. I love how malty it is. Bitterness is clear and crisp. You can taste the craftsmanship.
M- beautiful. Its dry, but just the right amount. Its almost got a chewy feeling to it, but its just got the perfect amount of body.
Over this beer is fantastic, Id get it over Sucks any day. Yeah, I said that again.
I put just a splash of this in my sauteed mushrooms with garlic and oregano, basil, black pepper and olive oil. It was awesome over steak.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 23:37:05 | More by Jay_Ulreich
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,487 ratings.