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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,736 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,736
Reviews: 1,451
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 94
Gots: 671 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BlackVomit
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NGBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raiderob
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber like with a creamy foamy head.oh man.goes down smooth..Prost

Photo of ktarns
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbrew22
2.61/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Its pretty good beer try it

Photo of Abraham21
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stronger malt character with a nice hop balance. Nice!

Photo of crewfan1952
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jscheuf
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DougT
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 96gpse
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nlawrence301
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeGT
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ncwillia
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maximus is a deep gold-copper with a bit of carbonation and a light haze. The head is a creamy tan one that rises to 3/4 finger, holds up well, and throws down pretty good patching followed by spottier lacing.
Overall, I'm a little surprised with this beer's designation as a DIPA. I'd call it a pretty good IPA. It's got the classic pine and citrus blended with lighter malts, and it shows a little bit of a peppery bite. It develops a little pith, particularly as lots of rindy notes come out. The nose puts the hops out a bit more aggressively, and a hint of harshness develops at the back end in the flavor.
The body is medium, plenty of heft to it, and there's a good balance on the palate of both crispness and smoothness. It may lost just a touch, and a little something develops slightly underneath to scrape a bit, but it works well.

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,736 ratings.