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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,929 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,929
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 283 | 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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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle served in my DT tulip. Pours a dull, burnt orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and a dense, two-inch, cream-colored head topped with tiny clusters of bubbles concentrated across the center. Head eventually settles into a creamy half inch cap with thick swaths of lacing coating the sides of the glass after each tilt. Nose expresses citrus notes, rind, a hint of toffee, a slight earthiness and perhaps a touch of grapefruit seed. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit of an herbal character comes out and dulls the toffee sweetness. Finishes with an earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a faint oiliness to the texture, an even carbonation and a light astringency. Overall, a decent balance to the malt profile; however, the flavors come off a bit muddled without really deciding if it wants to be more sweet or more hop forward. It could be an old bottle, but a bit difficult to determine without freshness dating.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 00:51:15 | More by Jwale73
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meltroha

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-08-2013 00:15:26 | More by meltroha
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2013 04:45:31 | More by Sparty55
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2013 00:20:15 | More by wanderlust389
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mwyeep

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-06-2013 20:36:47 | More by mwyeep
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-06-2013 02:55:43 | More by SaxmanRick
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skriv

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-06-2013 00:21:15 | More by skriv
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purppy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-05-2013 23:35:34 | More by purppy
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JHaugh

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-05-2013 01:17:09 | More by JHaugh
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-04-2013 17:50:58 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-04-2013 14:07:09 | More by morningthief
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jds8411

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-04-2013 04:33:44 | More by jds8411
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ssoulf

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-04-2013 03:28:16 | More by ssoulf
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hopsputin

California

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: dark copper and honey. pretty clear, lighter at the bottom of the glass. large 3 finger froth white head

s: passionfruit, dank mango, orange zest, ripe pear, sweet caramel and toffee malts, something bread in here as well. smells dark, sweet, and juicy

t: dank - follows the nose. this is well balanced, but on the sweeter side. mango, pineapple, apricot, grapefruits, sweet citrus zest. big caramel malt presence. subtle bitterness on the backend comes from a grapefruit flavor.

m: medium with a slightly dry finish. medium carbonation

o: head sticks around, as does the lacing. this is an interesting beer. it tastes slightly big, but its not too complex. i'm not sure how old this bottle is, but it is mostly the sweet citrus and malts i'm picking up on - not too bitter, and only at the end of the sip. its above 8% abv is completely hidden, so be careful. even though its sweet, still refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 22:32:33 | More by hopsputin
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nygannon

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-03-2013 22:09:47 | More by nygannon
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justme

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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SerpentX

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-03-2013 07:20:11 | More by SerpentX
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BGCoon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Gerardes

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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lou777

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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riktronics

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Warlocks-Passage

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Fantalek

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,929 ratings.