Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Well time to treat myself to a bomber of Maximus. Just came in from shoveling wet and heavy snow from a spring storm, unfortunately will be getting over a foot of the stuff if it keeps up like its supposed to. This is a great looking beer, i was a little too aggressive on the pour and ended up with a massive four fingers of pale tan head. Its quite tight, whipped and rocky. If it were only a little paler it would remind me of the accumulating snows outside. The head is displaying excellent retention, something im hoping today's snow doesnt demonstrate, and almost intricate sticky gobs of lace are already showing off their webwork.
Ruby red grapefruit and biscuit drizzled with caramel greet my nose. A simple, straight forward hop assault backed by a solid malt aroma. Good stuff. Now i get to drink it!
If only today's snow would go down as easy as this beer. Unfortunately its piling up just as easy. Ruby read grapefruit tries to blast the palate, and is backed up with hints of pine resin, mango, and papaya. Biscuity malts try to assert themselves, but fail, much like me in my inability to keep my decks and walkways clear of snow. Some clean caramel flavours try to assert themselves and their sweetness tries to play nicely with the bullying hops. This is a straightforward, tasty IPA.
Almost medium bodied, somewhere between a IPA and an IIPA. A nice smooth and creamy feel, interrupted only by the mild carbonation and almost palate stripping hoppiness. Some honey like characteristics manage to rise from the malts and make me take notice. Balance favours the hops as it should.
This is a pretty drinkable ale. Some alcohol heat from the 7.5% ABV is present. It doesnt detract from the experience, but does remind the drinker to try to take things a little slow. This is a tasty brew, and well worth trying for fans of the hoppy styles. And if anyone wants to try to shovel the aftermath of a heavy wet spring snow storm that dumps a foot or so of the white stuff come on over. I'll be glad to share something nice with you, but i am wishing i had the foresight to buy more than one bottle of Maximus....
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2009 21:49:23 | More by demcorhip
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