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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,124 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,124
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

kwkurdziel, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

surfrogue1, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice burnished copper with about three fingers of off-white foam. Aroma is a pleasant sweet toffee, grapefruit, raspberry, almost a bit of an old wine fermented sweetness. Taste is herbal weedy hops, orange/grapefruit/kumquat citrus bitters, perhaps some green tea, vegetal flavors to go along with the citrus pith, all underlain by a sweet graham cracker backbone. Nice complexity here although the sweet grain orange peel finish is a tad boozy and maybe a bit coarse. There is some pine too but to my palate bitter citrus runs the show. Nice intermediate level IPA, beginners to this style should start smaller but there are bigger hop bombs out there that are also sweeter from a malt standpoint.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of mattsander
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mattsander, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Hopster916
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Hopster916, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bigaddy, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

RozzieBoy, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

doublepneumonia, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

smithj4, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Beerdanza, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

detroitpat, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Cooker_stp, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of retry4z
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served chilled from a bomber into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

Appears dark orange, very hazy compared to other IPA's. Tan head leaves non-significant lacing as it slowly retreats.

Smells characteristically Lagunitas, with pine, citrus, malt, and mustiness.

Very sweet beer, with some hops in the middle, balanced with mint, grapefruit, and a bittersweet finish.

Syrop-like texture that isn't easy to drink a lot of. medium to high carbonation.

Overall, much sweeter than it's brother, Hop Stoopid. But also much more appealing for an easy-going evening.

retry4z, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip; clear golden orange with lively carbonation and a HUGE fluffy white head that leaves lots of chunky lacing. Smell is a pretty even mix of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine; some sweet, biscuity malt lies underneath. Taste is surprising; starts off with nice, clean wet sweet malt, almost like a graham cracker; then the hops arrive in force. Slight sweet citrus and fruit, but mostly pine and bitterness. Lots of herbal flavor as well.
Overall, this is a very smooth and drinkable DIPA; drinks like a regular IPA.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ianmatth, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

SuperbikeShaun, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

2Xmd, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BeerGreg, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Hopscat
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pour to Heavy Seas tumbler. Good gold/orange color with slight haze . Nice 2 finger head settles to solid ring with spots of floating lace with attractive lacing on side of glass
S- big malty biscuit and citrus hops aroma - smells delicious.
T- Sweet slap of grain that flows into the middle with good hops bite coming on strong . Citrus and melon flavors are real nice. Complexity is present with the malt and hops fighting for the upper hand with definite alcohol warming present. This one has the expected Lagunitas malt forward taste that I like / along with plenty of bitterness for Hop Heads.
M- medium bodied and balanced carbonation.
O- Really like this DIPA, and I recommend and will look for again. This is my second time with it. Much better than the first which was probably too old and got hot in my car.

Hopscat, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

djgustafson, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

teleforce, Aug 18, 2013
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,124 ratings.