Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,055 | Reviews: 1,383 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev +6.5%
Beer is a clear copper color with a thin head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of fir and citrus. A bit of caramel or bread, too. Taste is a bit of malt up front, followed with a serious hop blast. The finish is bitter hops with lots of dry grapefruit. Mouthfeel is good. It's nicely carbonated and there is just a hint of alcohol warming. Overall, an excellent double IPA. Hoppy and assertive.
12-10-2012 06:38:14 | More by DoreenAndDave
3.48/5 rDev -12.3%
12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present on the bottle.
A - Pours a nice standard burnt sienna orange color with a nice fat three finger head, which may or may not have been my bad. Ring of lacing around the top of the glass.
S - Grapefruit. Citrus fruit peel. Wet juicy hops. That's about it. Smells like a big IPA.
T - Extremely bitter hop bite up front. Grapefruit, again. The 8.2% alcohol is masked expertly well. This does not taste like an imperial IPA to me at all. There is a lot more sweetness present than I thought there would be, but balanced with the bitterness nicely. Although this beer is on the older side, the hop bite hasn't diminished at all.
M - The mouthfeel is nice, not too watery, the resinous hops stick around for a minute. The little bit of warm booze taste doesn't overstay it's welcome, either.
Overall, this is a good beer, but I am not the biggest Lagunitas fan, and I personally feel that a lot of these beers taste eerily similar to another. To me, Hop Stoopid is definitely their best beer, and the Wilco Tango Foxtrot is pretty good as well, but the Lagunitas Maximus IPA is definitely worth a try if you are a fan.
Lagunitas Maximus IPA ---3.5/5.
12-06-2012 01:17:17 | More by mfnmbvp
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,055 ratings.