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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,912 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,912
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 68
Gots: 279 | 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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kkipple

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Magnolia's at the Mill in Purcellville, VA. Finally get around to entering my notes from my trip to this fine place.

Right, so, upon seeing the fairly impressive tap list at this joint I was determined to drink brews I cannot get in my home state of SC. Lagunitas' Maximus was an obvious choice.

This brew is a hazy gold-orange, sporting a 2cm white head that leaves fine lacing down the glass as the beer makes its way into my kidneys. The beer is quite still in the glass.

Smelling some metallic, citrusy hops; the grapefruit is strong in this one. Very Double IPA-ish. Fresh and inviting.

This is a good example of a by the book DIPA that hits all the rights notes without going extreme towards hop-land. Bitter citrus flavor upfront, warm boozyness combined with a sweet, slightly medicinal bite and a sweet caramel malt character all work well together. The mouthfeel is smooth and full. It's clean and altogether drinkable.

A safe, but quite tasty, Double IPA. Gives Stone's Ruination a run for it's money. Worth a shot, and was delicious with my goat cheese and spinach salad.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2007 00:45:53 | More by kkipple
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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.
Mid palate getting a little light toasted malt with more bitter hops. On the aftertaste getting more citrus and hops.

M - Mouthfeel is medium leaning towards a heavy with medium carbonation.

O - I love this brew. I think Lagunitas has the IPA's down. Highly recommended! Cheers!!

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,912 ratings.