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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,794 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,794
Reviews: 1,462
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 95
Gots: 716 | 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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12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A – Pours a hazy orange with a slight red tint, fitting for the sun going down here on the East Coast.

S - Strong aromatic hops and fresh cut grass with hints of pine. It is followed by a faint citrus scent as you move away from the glass.

T- A subtle sweetness followed by the bitter back bite of the hops. I noticed subtle grapefruit and pine notes followed by a pleasantly bitter finish on the tongue. The bitter finish grew less noticeable with each flavorful taste.

M – A lot more carbonation than I like and it felt a little heavy. Gradually after the initial mouth feel it seems to lighten up and rolls over the mouth nicely.

O – I was expecting to detect onions myself as posted by Apellonious. I was half hoping to take notice of such an interesting scent, but there were none in taste and smell. I will have to try this brew again, it was not bad for a American Double.

I recommend this for you hop lovers out there.

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12 oz bottle from a six pack poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy ruby red, half finger head.

S - Maximus hops, onion, grapefruit covered in salt.

T- A subtle sweetness is present amongst the grapefruit, citrus and pine. It's interesting that you don't pick up as much of the onion-like qualities as you do in the nose. Bitter finish.

M - Solid, seems a touch watery, but also a little creamy.

O - This had to be fairly fresh (though there is no deciphering the code on the bottle) based on the smell and taste. Seems more potent than the 72 IBUs present. There is some balance, which I think is key for DIPA.

Edit - ok, i went back and deciphered the code...February 6th 2014, so not overly fresh. But the point still stands. Recommended.

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Appearance: Pours a dark golden color with a thick white head that laces beautifully. The beer could use a lot more carbonation though.

Smell: Strong pine.

Taste: Strong pine and fruity flavors.

Overall: This will take care of your hop craving, but I feel there was a clash in the type of hops used. The fruit and pine didn't mix right. It made what would have been awesome into a slightly better than average beer.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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