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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,356 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,356
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 90
Gots: 465 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Clear copper with quick off white head. Great lacing.

Smell- Pine, grass, peaches, earthy hops, caramel malts, slight booze.

Taste- Smooth fruity peachy hops, piney earthyness, nice malt balance, no booze.

Mouthfeel- Pretty resinous, not very bitter, quite drinkable at 8.2%. Crisp and clean.

Overall- Solid IPA. It's no Sucks, but it's pretty good.

Seanniek91, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Creeker1980, Apr 02, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber with a two finger bright white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, and some caramel.

Tastes both bitter and sweet. Has grapefruit, citrus zest, pine sap, some onions and a little caramel. The bitterness is much stronger that the sweetness, and it may be a little too bitter. Still pretty tasty though. The alcohol taste is not well disguised, and is pretty noticeable.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. I wish this was just a little less bitter, and that the alcohol was better hidden. Not bad though.

hardy008, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale fizzy amber with a lumpy eggshell head that crusts when it fades.
Candied orange, resin and powdered sugar with some dank perfumed underneath.
Cheese danish, orange fruit smoothie, and some brown candy sugar then resiny, stewy hops with hints of nectar.
Floral finish and herbal linger.
Medium, chewy, oily.

OK, no date on this so no way of knowing if hops have faded. But 1.080 is kinda high for 8.2% and 59 IBUs is not all that bitter so I'm tempted to think this tastes like it's supposed to.
In which case, it's a mess: swampy, sugary malts with no clean pine or citrus aroma to cut it, but instead exacerbated by - supposedly - Willamette (aka Fuggles spawn) for the peppery herbs and Horizon for all that rose petal.
At a DIPA strength without DIPA hopping, this just ends up syrupy and cloying.

Big letdown from Lagunitas.

StJamesGate, Apr 01, 2013
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,356 ratings.