Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. It has a nice clear light amber color and a nice solid head. The nose is faint and sweet. Orange marmalade and some pine notes dominate.
The beer has a soft, creamy mouthfeel and medium-full body. There's lots of malt to balance out the hops, so the beer isn't as bitter as it promises. The sweetness is somewhat overdone and medicinal, but I still get hints of apricots with the cedar-like hop presence at mid-palate. Slightly dry, boozy finish doesn't linger too long.
I'm not sure how old this bottle is, but I certainly didn't get much hop flavor from it. I prefer this brewer's standard IPA to this sweet, boozy concoction. This beer is very reminiscent of DFH 90min IPA. It's pretty well-crafted, but it's not the kind of IPA (or IIPA) I seek out. I prefer those with big bitter tropical fruit notes. I won't be buying this stuff again.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2012 11:20:26 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.98/5 rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12oz bottle(Bottled on January 09, 2014) into a 12oz Rastal tulip glass.
A-Despite some sediment (D.E.?) left in suspension, Maximus pours a mostly clear and deep sunset orange sporting a 1-finger frothy white head. (4.25)
S- You are immediately assaulted with citrus notes: sweet orange/tangerine and grapefruit notes followed by hints of tropical fruit. As the head dissipates, the orange begins to dominate as well as some ruby red grapefruit and a hint of pine comes out of hiding...the malt refuses to play second (or third) fiddle and its sweetness is also present in the nose. (5.0)
T- The taste is a perfect amalgamation of malt sweetness and citrus pucker. Neither component is overpowering which makes for a well balanced recipe. The malt backbone hits the palate first and then is quickly quelled by the significant hop presence. However, the flavor is lingering, but not overwhelming. (5.0)
M- Medium bodied without being cloying. Moderate carbonation does just enough to open the tastebuds and allow all of the flavors to mingle on the palate in perfect harmony. (5.0)
O- This is the beer that initially pulled me into the world of hoppy beers. This also stands to be my 3rd review of this beer, as I feel (as my palate has since developed over the years) stands to be the more accurate. As such, Maximus is In essence a less tropical (and more piney) version of Sucks (another favorite of mine). Fortunately, I still remain nothing short of impressed with Maximus and it will remain a staple in my 'fridge. Fortunately for me, this is an "Unlimited Release" and therefore am able to get it year-round...you should too. (5.0)
Drink up and enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 23:41:31 | More by threeviews
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,360 ratings.