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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,117 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,117
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 80
Gots: 372 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Belekinbeer
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

I really enjoyed this. Poured a dark amber with a creamy 1/2 " head. I thought it was very aromatic- sweet malt with a grassy hop. Mouth feel hits heavy but settles quick to medium. Sweet malt fades to a nice grapefruit. Not what I imagined with this DIPA- more sweet then the a typical DIPA but the hops are there in nice force. Finishes smooth bitter.

Would definitely have again. Thumbs up.

Belekinbeer, Oct 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

burymeinhops, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

gr8zehaman, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DrewShalvoy, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

caponeduke, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of jpro
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%

12oz single from Northbridge Pig (R.I.P.) into a Duvel tulip...

A: Pours a deep copper (nice and clear), with a 3-finger head of creamy, light ecru foam; superb retention leaves a nice mound of foamy goodness topping the amber brew for a while... leaving considerably thick rings and sheets of sugary lace. I originally gave the appearance a 4.75, but I don't think an imperial IPA could look much better. 5 it is!

S: Surprised by the massive whiff of caramel malt... so sweet it almost reminds me of cotton candy - which perhaps comes from a well balanced blend of malt and hop aroma. Hop aroma is subdued, compared to most double IPAs, but pine and citrus rind notes are most definitely present.

T: Light citrus / orange rind hoppiness followed by a chewy caramel, toasted malt sweetness; heavier, piney bitterness on the finish. A very well balanced double IPA - some would probably say too malty, but I think it's pretty delicious.

M: Full-bodied; moderate carbonation; a chewier double IPA with some well brewed texture; has a great mouthfeel that leans toward viscous, yet maintains enough carbonation to keep things snappy.

O: Well, I was definitely caught off guard by this one - in a good way. A superbly well balanced double IPA (although a smaller one at 8.2%). Great mouthfeel and excellent drinkability for the style. Will definitely have this again... wondering how a super fresh bottle would compare?

jpro, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jonbonfon, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

davegray, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bob_d_j, Oct 06, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +3%

I love this beer. I know it's not world-class, and I even have trouble categorizing it as a double IPA. Sure, it's stronger than an IPA, but it seems rather unique to me. Not that hoppy, though the hop presence is unmistakable, and rather malty. I'm a big DIPA drinker and this was my first a while ago, but I hadn't had it in a while. So different from others that are really bitter and aromatic. This almost seems to me to approach a strong ale in style. Not a great DIPA but still a great beer, if that makes sense.

Qbdoo, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Shawnspl, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,117 ratings.