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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,787 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,787
Reviews: 1,462
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 95
Gots: 713 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001

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One word: DELICIOUS.

High in alcohol content.

Color is deep orange, with a good head (not extremely thick and creamy, and not too thin and soda like).

Full of flavor, which ranges from bitter to honey sweet.

It's amazing how they managed to make something taste so bitter yet so sweet. It tastes extremely hoppy at first, like most IPAs, and then the after taste is of a very flowery honey.

This is a five star beer, hands down.

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Best IPA ever had .

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW. my first PERFECT 5 BEER. poured from bomber into a large tulip glass.

a-Pours a peach/ honey color (very pretty) slightly yellow head about two fingers. Recedes to a small cap but leaves decent lacing. Some visible carbonation. This peach color is amazing me. It's beautiful, I have never seen a beer with this color, and I even left the room to check it under different lightings! Very alive and inviting!
s- Piney hops up front followed by a light burnt caramel or molasses. Some grapefruity citrus notes as well. A very well rounded and very complex beer for the nose. WOW
t- slightly molasses and burnt caramel sweetness. More on the pine and citrus hop side. Fairly weak malt. This beer is amazing. The bitter bite is very enjoyable. Almost like a citrus skin. Grapefruit, slightly grassy and earthy. wow wow wow. very complex, very interesting. Too bad I only bought one 
m- not a "full body" but very close. slightly sticky feel. Carbonation is medium.
d- I always include price in drinkability and this bomber was fairly cheap. Will I but it again?> yes, tomorrow. goes down very easy, very enjoyable and very tasty. I have to admit I was very surprised. I did not expect this from this very plain, very boring labeled bottle. love it, buy it. if you like ipas at all this one is top notch. a great DIPA! cant wait to buy more.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a clear orange-ish white with a massive three finger off-white head. Leaves great amount of large spiderweb-like lacing.

S - Banana, Mango, slight grapefruit, kiwi, lemon. Smells very tropical and delicious.

T - Mango upfront, small amounts of grapefruit, mango in the middle, and more mango in the finish. Slight amounts of malt also makes it's way through. Exactly the taste I want in an IPA.

M - Light bodied with heavy, cold carbonation. Sits perfectly.

O - Overall, a fucking delicious IPA. Seriously great. Holy shit is this wonderul. I will definitely have this one again. Best , most perfectly balanced beer I've ever had. Hands down a Heavyweight champ right here. I've been advocating beer for the past 8 months to find something this great and I finaly have. Thank you Lagunitas!.

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