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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,354 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,354
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 90
Gots: 463 | FT: 0
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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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright golden amber orange with finger of soft white head. Tons of lacing as it fades.

Nose is prominent with orange, other citrus, and piney hop

Flavor is grapefruit citrus up front followed by biting piney hops on the finish. Not too dry though.

Mouth feel is surprisingly full. Nice sharp bite on the finish.

Really nice IPA. Reminiscent of Sucks but a little more potent, more dry hop, and a bit less floral hop complexity. For a readily available brew, it's pretty fantastic.

dheacck11, Apr 08, 2013
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Danny1217, Apr 07, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark copper in color, carbonation is light and the fluffy light foam dissolves rather quickly.

The aroma is very fruity; hops are bright and super citrusy. Each smell brings out new flavors... Too many to list. There's a lot going on here, and the complexity takes several separate occasions to appreciate the depth of each flavor.

Taste doesn't fully live up to the aroma. It would be nearly impossible as it's so overwhelming. That being said, it's still a great beer, but it's overshadowed by the sum of it's components. The finish is also super bitter, and lacks the finesse that the original IPA from Lagunitas offers.

This beer is generally advertised as a step up from Lagunitas' renown IPA - hoppier and a little stronger. While it's certainly more aromatic, it tends to fall short of the standard IPA's balance. Overall, it's a good beer, but when given the choice, there are many other over-the-top doubles that do a better job than this one.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,354 ratings.