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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,917 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,917
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 280 | FT: 2
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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fragilemacabre

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas never quite disappoints when it comes to hop bombs. Again, a beer I've had quite a few times over but never jotted down a review for (this isn't from memory, but from the beer before me, just fyi).

A wheaty amber color with a thin film of head that sticks around nearly till you're done with the beer and streams of bubbles rushing from the bottom of the glass. Smells of, well, hops, and not a whole lot else. This particular batch tastes maltier than others I've had, but it isn't a distracting maltiness, underscoring the hops. Other times I've had this I think they are really just punchier versions of the regular Lagunitas IPA (which I wouldn't kick out of my refrigerator either), but this time around I'm definitely placing it firmly within the Imperial IPA box. Easy enough to drink, if pretty bitter.

Maximus is a pretty dependably tasty beer and I'm completely not shocked that it belongs to Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 02:19:24 | More by fragilemacabre
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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.
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,917 ratings.