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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,494 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3494
Reviews: 1349
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%


Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001)
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jdklks

Nevada

3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light amber color with a fluffy off-white head. lots of bubbles. smell is extremely sweet and malty. not a big hop punch in the nose like you expect from a DIPA. Tastes a lot like gnarlywine, only hoppier and not as good. The flavors are all backwards for a DIPA: malt overwhelms the hops, sweetness overwhelms the bitterness. it is light for a DIPA, and a little over-carbonated in my opinion (especially since the emphasis is on the malts and not the hops). Drinkability is great due to its being on the light side, but the beer as a whole does nothing to give it a boost. disappointed with this one, especially since lagunitas has been blowing my mind lately. oh well, if you're not Stone, you can't do everything perfectly can you?

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 04:21:18 | More by jdklks
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Tropical fruit notes of mango and pineapple accompany citrusy tangerine, contrasted by resin. Very fruity hop aroma.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,494 ratings.