Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
3.8/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This brew pours a semi-opaque copper color with a three finger head which lasts for some time and thick lacing which remains on the glass until the end.
The smell is strong with citrus and floral hops; mostly grapefruit and orange but also lemon and pine. The smell of caramel malts is also present.
The hops dominate the taste in the front and back, mostly grapefruit and orange taste. Caramel and roasted malts come in a little in the middle and then the taste finishes with oily hop bitterness.
The mouthfeel is relatively thick, slightly oily, there is also a tang which is probably due to the carbonation. I would not say the feel is "chewy" but it is close.
Overall this is what the label says it is; a hoppy beer which comes close to tearing your tongue off but not quite. Hopheads should give this one a try. This is another winner from Lagunitas.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2013 22:00:19 | More by microbrewlover
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4.98/5 rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12oz bottle(Bottled on January 09, 2014) into a 12oz Rastal tulip glass.
A-Despite some sediment (D.E.?) left in suspension, Maximus pours a mostly clear and deep sunset orange sporting a 1-finger frothy white head. (4.25)
S- You are immediately assaulted with citrus notes: sweet orange/tangerine and grapefruit notes followed by hints of tropical fruit. As the head dissipates, the orange begins to dominate as well as some ruby red grapefruit and a hint of pine comes out of hiding...the malt refuses to play second (or third) fiddle and its sweetness is also present in the nose. (5.0)
T- The taste is a perfect amalgamation of malt sweetness and citrus pucker. Neither component is overpowering which makes for a well balanced recipe. The malt backbone hits the palate first and then is quickly quelled by the significant hop presence. However, the flavor is lingering, but not overwhelming. (5.0)
M- Medium bodied without being cloying. Moderate carbonation does just enough to open the tastebuds and allow all of the flavors to mingle on the palate in perfect harmony. (5.0)
O- This is the beer that initially pulled me into the world of hoppy beers. This also stands to be my 3rd review of this beer, as I feel (as my palate has since developed over the years) stands to be the more accurate. As such, Maximus is In essence a less tropical (and more piney) version of Sucks (another favorite of mine). Fortunately, I still remain nothing short of impressed with Maximus and it will remain a staple in my 'fridge. Fortunately for me, this is an "Unlimited Release" and therefore am able to get it year-round...you should too. (5.0)
Drink up and enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 23:41:31 | More by threeviews
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,358 ratings.