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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,906 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,906
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 68
Gots: 272 | 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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uberabr

California

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

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

Appearance is great. Big fluffy two finger head that wafts the hop aromas well, tons of lace and excellent carbonation. Color is a kind of murky dark amber.

Smells great. I love it, the quintessential California hop heaven. Tons of grapefruit Cascade, melon, guava, apples, cherries- all with a subtle fresh-cut woodsy pine backbone and soothing aroma of fresh mountain air. This is how all Cali IPA's should smell. It's not refined, the bill is probably not all that complex, but it certainly does the trick- at least for a hophead.

Taste is a sharp bitter bite with crisp green apples and and a slight citrus malt. Some pine and butter. It might be a too bitter for some. Mouthfeel is bubbly and lush. Drinkability is very good- while I can't taste the booze, it's definitely moderating the uber-bitterness, as I could easily down this bomber without much thought.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 06:16:35 | More by uberabr
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,906 ratings.