1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

4,221 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,221
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 406 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Maximus Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,221 | Reviews: 1,398 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Retroman40
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is what a decent DIPA should taste like. A very dark amber with a hint of orange. The smell is dominated by the citrus and pine hops. The taste again is very "hop forward" with the malt taste coming in later with the very good finish. The mouth feel is very rich and the carbonation level is perfect. My only warning is that this beer gives absolutely no warning of the rather high alcohol percentage and after a couple could sneak up on someone unsuspecting. Overall this is a great DIPA worth every penny.

Retroman40, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of NiceTaps
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Dark orange color with abundant carbonation and a thick 1-plus f head. Lots of web lacing.

S- Bold hop aromas; pine, orange, flower and herb. Some mineral aroma holds it back.

T- More bold hops and big malts. Just a bit of sweets to go with the pine, citrus, and spice.

M- Full and hearty. The sweets on the back end balance the hops.

O- Pretty well balanced and drinkable.

NiceTaps, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Super spicy. Super Piney. I've come to love and expect a strong piney, hoppy presence in all their beers. This one hits hard. It's big time. A beer some breweries would put into a 4 pack and charge the same price, $9.99. Not Lags, they give ya 6 for 10 and they all pack a punch like you just dove on a hop grenade to save your comrades. Drink it.

AC-Mivsek, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ackbar556
4.64/5  rDev +16.9%

ackbar556, Today at 06:29 AM
Photo of JakeBarnett
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

JakeBarnett, Today at 06:13 AM
Photo of Irwinnelson
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%

Irwinnelson, Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Hellpop65, Yesterday at 01:30 AM
Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +0.8%

jkermitj, Sunday at 06:56 PM
Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

hoppyhoppy, Sunday at 05:53 PM
Photo of deakin
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

deakin, Sunday at 05:35 AM
Photo of Gonzo916
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%

Gonzo916, Saturday at 10:00 PM
Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Afroman, Saturday at 02:15 PM
Photo of Josh_951
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Josh_951, Saturday at 06:30 AM
Photo of IPAbastard760
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

IPAbastard760, Saturday at 12:57 AM
Photo of Seubseubs
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

Seubseubs, Friday at 08:58 PM
Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

hophugger, Thursday at 10:13 PM
Photo of Smurple
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Smurple, Thursday at 06:25 AM
Photo of TimErickson
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%

TimErickson, Thursday at 03:23 AM
Photo of justincourts
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

justincourts, Thursday at 12:54 AM
Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Rice_Nate_25, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of atomicbeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle poured into straight pint glass. Pours a clear light gold with a small creamy white head. Orange and pine aromas billow out. Behind these are melon and a sharp lemon dishwasher powder essence. The orange and pine are dominant with a good malt backbone. Becomes more phenolic with warming. Hides the alcohol. Well made double IPA, best cold. Thanks for the recommendation John.

atomicbeer, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Glanzman
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Glanzman, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

martyl1000, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Clear copper body with a thick film of cream colored head. Thick sospy lacing.

Aroma: Cedar, pine, hops.

Taste: Cedar, pine, grapefruit with a fruity apricot finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium weight.

Overall: This reminds me of any number of other hoppy Lagunitas brews. It's good, but nothing sets it apart from anything else in their lineup.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 13, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,221 ratings.