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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,914 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,914
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 280 | FT: 2
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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dmatsui

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bombadier into a tulip. 3-finger off-white head with good retention and nice lacing. The brew itself... Looks like 'em all.

Big juicy pineapple, papaya and mango notes in the nose. Fresh, dank and piny resins dominate. Very aromatic.

Just like the nose, big grapefruit and citrus rind and dank are huge. Strong booze, strong bittering hops. A bit heavy on the malt presence, but still really nice.

A great double from lagunitas. I think Hop Stoopid is better, but Maximus is heavier on the bittering hops. I love Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 04:49:55 | More by dmatsui
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Poucher86

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-07-2012 01:16:42 | More by Poucher86
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ElSid

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Beers of California

#12

Freshness Date: None

A: Moderate pour into a pint glass. Golden with copper hues and a finger of off-white head which leaves behind ample lacing on the glass

S: Somewhat subdued featuring a combination of soft, caramel malt sweetness with citrus, earthy, and tropical fruit hopiness

T: The hops take the main stage best appreciated mid-palate with mostly leafy, citrusy, and some tropical hop characteristics built on a soft, sugary bread maltiness. The finish is spicy bitter like a donkey kick to the taste buds.

M: Good hop oil linger with moderate smoothness and carbonation.

O: A great take on the West Coast DIPA. Good hop flavor and bitterness. Not quite excellent, but a great example of the style and definetly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 04:00:54 | More by ElSid
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-05-2012 01:54:00 | More by MarkyMOD
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on this bottle or any other Lagunitas that I could tell. Correction, there is a date on the neck of the bottle that is hard to see. So if you buy, pay extra close attention to make sure its fresh.

A - This is a really good looking beer which is clear dark and copper. The head was off white and did not die off totally. Did not get much of a head but its probably from my lousy poor.

S - It Has a nice distinct mango, citrus, pine smell. It smells sweet, with smooth caramel malts. Really a pleasure to smell.

T - There is a nice citrus hop flavor in the beginning of this one. The flavor seems to last and coats your mouth with a residual oily hop-resin flavor. The sweetness of this beer balances out the bitterness of the hops very well. The taste makes you think of citrus resin the more I drink it. Very unique and well done.

M - While drinking it makes my mouth water for more. It's a medium bodied beer that can tax your taste buds from the bitterness; and becomes more pleasant the warmer/longer I drink it.

O - This is a nice IPA that I can regularly get from the west coast here in Michigan. Its to bad they do not date this one. It is my favorite from Lagunitas to date. Really nice for any hop head that likes there beers a little sweeter. Enjoy and cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 22:33:28 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Dinz400


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-04-2012 20:39:21 | More by Dinz400
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-04-2012 05:45:24 | More by CoryR
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crowsoup

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-03-2012 19:16:42 | More by crowsoup
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-03-2012 04:59:59 | More by artemh
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2012 04:20:12 | More by ambruns1979
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soroka24

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-02-2012 00:20:53 | More by soroka24
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Michaelf318is

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-01-2012 02:23:04 | More by Michaelf318is
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2012 18:51:24 | More by slim2043
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jsanmarco

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-30-2012 02:28:58 | More by jsanmarco
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hirliman

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-30-2012 02:04:36 | More by hirliman
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-30-2012 01:42:58 | More by DarthTremens
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mnphish

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-29-2012 22:36:46 | More by mnphish
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-29-2012 22:15:28 | More by amishbooze
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.9%

09-29-2012 21:03:58 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-29-2012 17:36:01 | More by GuyIncognito
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-29-2012 15:00:28 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MagillaGriller


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-28-2012 14:19:51 | More by MagillaGriller
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lil-mac


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-28-2012 06:07:50 | More by lil-mac
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BasterdInABasket

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass
A- Pours a Brownish Orange with a slight haze to it, White one finger head, some lacing and retention
S- Big citrusy, floral nose, tropical fruit, pine needles
T- Juicy tropical fruit flavor up front- mango, pineapple, grapefruit, malt balance is present, piny bitterness comes through more at the end
M- Nice carbonation on the tongue, Starts out fresh and juicy and ends with a nice oily slickness to it
O- A pretty interesting Double IPA, a lot of tropical fruits then sort of shifts into a different kind of beer- more piny and hoppy

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 05:13:11 | More by BasterdInABasket
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-28-2012 02:12:43 | More by Horbar
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,914 ratings.