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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,911 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,911
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 68
Gots: 278 | 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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myuncle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-18-2013 10:33:41 | More by myuncle
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: A clear medium amber grew an inch tall head which receded slowly to a heavy white surface foam.. Moderate lacing towards the end. Excellent!

s: Tangerine notes.

t: Piney hops with citrus undertones. Hop presence is strong but not unpleasantly bitter.

m: Light to medium heft with lots of carbonation. Refreshing.

o: Tasty and easy drinking medium IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 06:00:16 | More by scotorum
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-17-2013 11:28:34 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Sark

Montana

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- exploding with carbonation, big 2 finger head forming a plateau even after the lightest of pours, looks as creamy as a scoop of ice cream, orange-amber hue

Smell- hops of centennial, citrus notes of lemon peel and tangerine, light hint of caramel and florals too

Taste- You expect hops but get a good malt dose, sweet and grain forward with some hop attack and lingering maltiness on the finish

Mouthfeel- medium/full bodied, smooth and milky yet enough kick to keep you reminded it's an IPA

Overall- An IIPA that hasn't succumbed to the fad of over-hopping

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:21:33 | More by Sark
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-16-2013 19:05:40 | More by irishgreensoda
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Crimsonfloods

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-16-2013 03:43:08 | More by Crimsonfloods
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db12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-16-2013 00:45:56 | More by db12
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illinimac

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-15-2013 21:03:35 | More by illinimac
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-15-2013 17:55:19 | More by CB_Crowe
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GeorgeH

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-14-2013 22:52:41 | More by GeorgeH
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pint glass, nice golden orange color with a 2 finger head that reduced to a half finger but left wonderful lace with every sip. Aroma is straight up IIPA with hops leading the way, citrus and sugar show up as well. Taste starts sweet and goes from bitter to tang as it moves over the tongue, good citrus going on and you keep wanting another sip. A nice crisp mouthfeel with a slightly oily finish that holds the bitter tang on the back of the throat. Overall a good IIPA from Lagunitas that is easy to drink and full of flavor, easy to find as well...at least in Lincoln, Neb.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 18:43:37 | More by Bear1964
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Direx

California

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light, pumpkin color. Great, thick, persistent head.

S: Really different smell compared to most IPAs; Orange, Pineapple and Banana? Hoppy, but that's not it's strongest point--it's the high quality, subtle fruit smells.

T: Well it sure doesn't taste like Pineapple, Orange or Banana. Woody, light IPA. First taste: This is minor leagues. There just isn't the same hoppy intensity in this brew that is really needed to compete in this segment. Second taste: It's starting to liven up a bit, a little more hoppy, but it is still light for an IPA. I wouldn't call it watered down, just not very intense.

M: Sourness to flavor ratio is a little unbalanced. Still a full mouth-feel, not watered down.

O: Good effort at an IPA, but it's just too light. A light IPA is perfectly fine, but it still needs to taste complicated and interesting if it's going to take this route--and this one has not. It tastes refined, but it just isn't very interesting. Plain (but a still pleasant) basic IPA.

EDIT: This was my full review during a blind taste test.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 06:45:26 | More by Direx
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-14-2013 04:54:37 | More by mc4z
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-14-2013 03:18:23 | More by tom10101
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-13-2013 21:32:32 | More by EastBay_Nick
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GinsuDave

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-13-2013 00:18:13 | More by GinsuDave
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-12-2013 23:03:27 | More by acurtis
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-12-2013 22:58:32 | More by LoveStout
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theblub25

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-12-2013 06:01:40 | More by theblub25
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Beermister

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-11-2013 07:48:21 | More by Beermister
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Andreias21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2013 02:13:52 | More by Andreias21
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-11-2013 02:02:41 | More by pathman
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2013 23:53:54 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-10-2013 22:28:35 | More by Jacob007
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a semi-opaque copper color with a three finger head which lasts for some time and thick lacing which remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is strong with citrus and floral hops; mostly grapefruit and orange but also lemon and pine. The smell of caramel malts is also present.

The hops dominate the taste in the front and back, mostly grapefruit and orange taste. Caramel and roasted malts come in a little in the middle and then the taste finishes with oily hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is relatively thick, slightly oily, there is also a tang which is probably due to the carbonation. I would not say the feel is "chewy" but it is close.

Overall this is what the label says it is; a hoppy beer which comes close to tearing your tongue off but not quite. Hopheads should give this one a try. This is another winner from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:00:19 | More by microbrewlover
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,911 ratings.