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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,816 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,816
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 64
Gots: 242 | 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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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-05-2013 16:10:35 | More by Atomicskis5
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-05-2013 04:18:37 | More by jroberts8811
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-05-2013 03:29:28 | More by WOLFGANG
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light bronze color with a large, foamy, sticky, light, white head. Great retention leaving behind a thick layer of lacing.

S - Sweet candied orange and notes of grapefruit. Fair amount of caramel and toffee malt. Hints of pine resin. Balanced aroma,

T - Again fairly strong on the citrus although it isn't quite as sweet as the nose suggested. Hints of pine with a slight bitter finish. A bit more malty than the nose suggested with sticky caramel flavors being more than an afterthought.

M - Medium to light body with above average carbonation. Somewhat spritzy and somewhat sticky.

D - Balanced beer that drinks like a 1.5 IPA (not quite double). I had no problem finishing my glass and enjoyed sipping it, but it didn't wow me. Alcohol well hidden.

Notes: Solid beer. Was somewhere in between a regular IPA and a DIPA. I couldn't really find any flaws, but it didn't really stand out. Balanced and solid, especially for the price, but don't expect anything amazing or in your face as far as DIPAs go.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:23:24 | More by FreshHawk
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Roman5150

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

bottle into tulip

appearance: orange/red with amber hues, 1 finger white head

smell: sugary citrusy pine, some grapefruit

taste: Sweet, sugary, floral, sweet caramel malt backbone, sweet malty finish with some bitterness but not dominant on the palate. It almost has a cherry like medicinal sweet aftertaste

mouthfeel: medium carbonation, thin yet syrupy feel

overall: too sweet, could use more alcohol and more dominant hop notes, instead this beer is very sweet, sugary, and malt heavy for a DIPA. May be a stylistic choice, as I prefer grapefruit and citrus dominant IPAs where the malt takes the backseat in the flavor profile, the finish is just too sweet for me. Most Lagunitas beer's I think are on the sweet side, but I usually like most of them, this one was just average at best. I would much prefer Hop Stoopid, Lucky 13, Undercover, or Lil Sumpin Sumpin.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:03:51 | More by Roman5150
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2013 23:40:41 | More by majorbase2
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Cadusk

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-04-2013 22:05:35 | More by Cadusk
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2013 04:14:53 | More by smellandsip37
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C3likesbeer

California

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours perfectly in a glass and has a nice reddish golden color with very mild opacity. The head is medium and dissipates quickly due to ABV. Very nice lace. Nice manly looking beer in a glass.

Smell - Hops out front some herbal and spice but definitely hoppy.

Taste - Aggressive bubbly IPA with some spicy hops and astringent citrus grapefruit flavor. Bitterness throughout but not overpowering.

Overall - Very nice IPA. I would definitely drink again but it seems to be missing something that would make this a super duper IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 02:01:20 | More by C3likesbeer
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snohojimbo

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-03-2013 22:24:41 | More by snohojimbo
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-03-2013 20:29:19 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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brett606

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-03-2013 18:24:01 | More by brett606
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-03-2013 05:25:42 | More by billbeers
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-03-2013 03:18:32 | More by Hallertau
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-03-2013 02:24:14 | More by AJ01923
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Honus1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-02-2013 02:08:51 | More by Honus1
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Nayr

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-01-2013 06:51:26 | More by Nayr
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-01-2013 05:18:15 | More by dwtyler
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FLima

Brazil

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber copper color with a thick head with medium retention and lots of lacing.
Delicious hoppy and herbal aroma with medium strength, predominating grapefruit with resin and piney notes and hints of slightly toasted malts.
Very assertive taste of grapefruits, honey and spices. Notes of caramel and piney resin. It has a sweet honey sticky hint. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with good carbonation. 8.2% ABV is really well hidden.
Interesting that at first it did not feel that bitter but then increased overtime, normally I get the opposite. Malt sweetness and high ABV are what is driving this to be a DIPA. Some IPAs are more bitter and heavier on the nose than this one.
I tend to prefer DIPA that are bitter and less sweet, on the other hand this one finds easier its balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:51:47 | More by FLima
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-30-2013 22:34:41 | More by AngusOg
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-30-2013 04:03:37 | More by JTomczak
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2013 22:24:23 | More by Vlaminck
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anaids

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2013 21:16:19 | More by anaids
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2013 18:55:24 | More by DemoniChris
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DCH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-29-2013 16:53:16 | More by DCH
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,816 ratings.