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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,490 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3490
Reviews: 1348
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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jrjohnso

New York

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better DIPA's I've had.

Purchased for $8.99/six at Whole Foods Orlando at Sand Lake Rd.

No freshness date, but some current jibberish on the label suggest it's no older than several months. "Dow @ 7392? Just Buy a Senate Seat", reads the top of the label.

Poured into a wine glass (closest thing to a decent beer glass at the Hilton GVC Orlando room). Nice head that settled down into lacing that lasted longer than the beer did.

Inviting aroma suggests sweet sticky hops are awaiting.

Nice grapefuity hops in the taste. Whatever the hop is that gives this taste, I like it. Not sure why the rating is a step below many others like Two Hearted, but I think it compares favorably.

Overall, just what I was looking for. A solid IPA that hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 17:01:57 | More by jrjohnso
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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 18, 2014.

Like so many beers in its class it has a handsome looking copper-amber pour with an off-white head that fades into a ring.

Biscuit malts and floral hops penetrate the nose. It is better than a pale but not quite as hopped as a Double IPA.

Medium body mostly and smooth.

The taste brings out a decent malts-hops balance with the hops leaning toward the floral side. Lingering bitterness at the end. A beer that one can like.

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Got this and Sucks. Like this better. Yeah, I said it.
A- gave it a 4.25 cuz the head retention and color is awesome. Little floaty goodies in there too, but its still clear. Just a great looking brew.
S- Balance. Hops bite you with the bitterness. Malt holds its own.
T- Balance. I love how malty it is. Bitterness is clear and crisp. You can taste the craftsmanship.
M- beautiful. Its dry, but just the right amount. Its almost got a chewy feeling to it, but its just got the perfect amount of body.
Over this beer is fantastic, Id get it over Sucks any day. Yeah, I said that again.

I put just a splash of this in my sauteed mushrooms with garlic and oregano, basil, black pepper and olive oil. It was awesome over steak.

Cheers!

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.