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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,031 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,031
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 74
Gots: 333 | 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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Warlocks-Passage

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Fantalek

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-02-2013 05:19:07 | More by Fantalek
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Hobbit

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-02-2013 01:45:16 | More by Hobbit
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danipp

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-01-2013 04:24:04 | More by danipp
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Mackbekeza

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-31-2013 22:45:10 | More by Mackbekeza
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ziggyzoggy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-31-2013 20:53:58 | More by ziggyzoggy
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-31-2013 03:52:50 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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RichJamz

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-30-2013 23:41:59 | More by RichJamz
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nsheehan

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +6%

Maximus
Lagunitas
20130730
12oz to Duvel Tulip
DIPA
8.2% ABV
Bottled 162_3: June 11, 2013

A – A decently clear and very translucent amber. A quite thin off-white head that manages to look decent. Whenever I put down the glass, I like the way the lacing mostly slides down the side of the glass, leaving little patches of it behind. It almost looks like it’s sparkling as the bubbles move, combine, and shrink.

S – Wood and slight pine. Some citrus, mostly a lemon zest with some subdued orange. I’m getting some grass coming out now, and the wood is gone; I think it evolved into a sweet malty smell. The sweet smell isn’t quite brown sugar, but it’s tending that way.

T – A sweetness up front, followed by some nice hop flavor, then a sweetness on the back end. The first flavor is like a sweet orange with some pine. It then rolls into a soft yet confident pine and grass. Lastly, the sweetness comes back, a little sweeter tasting, and I think I can pick up a tiny bit of vanilla in addition to the sweet orange and pine.

M – Medium bodied, pretty soft but still a nice carbonation level. Hugs pretty close to the tongue. The finish is pretty wet, being the driest in the middle cheeks.

D – I’m digging this beer, it has great hop flavor while not being rough or overly bitter. It has a sweetness that may deter some, but plays into my soft spot for Belgian ales. I get the good hop flavor, some smoothness, and some sweetness, so I think it’s well done and well-balanced, even though it would be valid to say it is a little sweet/malty for a DIPA. It’s quite drinkable although I wouldn’t say it’s very refreshing. If it was a little less sweet, then it would be more so; but after a glass of water, this would be a nice beer to relax to after sweating.
4.5, 4, 4.25/4, 4.25, 4.25; 4.18.

07-30-2013 15:49:38 | More by nsheehan
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-30-2013 10:48:21 | More by Cynic-ale
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Samaurer23

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-29-2013 20:47:26 | More by Samaurer23
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TheMsnLink

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-29-2013 19:54:29 | More by TheMsnLink
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, bottling code 135 3 (May 15th).

Appearance: A honey colored body, huge head fills the glass and leaves lacing all over. Top of the foam as a rocky look.

Smell: Sweet, oily hops, strong orange aroma, bit of brown sugar.

Taste: Mix of orange and pine, bit on the sweet side, strong caramel backbone, piney in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Slick, coats the mouth, decent lingering bitterness.

Overall: Not really a DIPA in my book but i found it tasty.

07-29-2013 12:32:50 | More by papat444
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-28-2013 23:29:06 | More by sgoro
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cw13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-28-2013 21:26:17 | More by cw13
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-28-2013 17:58:54 | More by Barnsley
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westcott

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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BraveGator

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-27-2013 23:08:54 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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soju6

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pours a dark copper color with a nice head that fads to good lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit and pine, some malt sweetness and just a bit of grain.

T: Taste of some pine caramel sweetness and a bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, and smooth with a rich feel.

O: Very enjoyable beer that doesn’t gag you with too much hops. Well worth checking out.

07-27-2013 20:58:30 | More by soju6
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-27-2013 18:33:49 | More by tarheels4life23
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prdrums77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2013 13:33:09 | More by bruindre
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Hopinista

Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2013 05:25:08 | More by Hopinista
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Scary_Version

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-27-2013 04:03:21 | More by Scary_Version
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,031 ratings.