Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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