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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,816 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,816
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 63
Gots: 239 | 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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VirtueVsVice

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-20-2012 04:12:07 | More by VirtueVsVice
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-19-2012 20:17:55 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-19-2012 17:51:22 | More by Newbiebeer
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DreaminBeer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

08-19-2012 12:32:52 | More by DreaminBeer
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-18-2012 01:46:57 | More by bigclydeoliver
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DerekCarruth

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2012 20:26:38 | More by DerekCarruth
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ThomasG19

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2012 16:51:10 | More by ThomasG19
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Jmac91

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2012 14:58:55 | More by Jmac91
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-15-2012 15:52:14 | More by Nickfellow007
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. It has a nice clear light amber color and a nice solid head. The nose is faint and sweet. Orange marmalade and some pine notes dominate.

The beer has a soft, creamy mouthfeel and medium-full body. There's lots of malt to balance out the hops, so the beer isn't as bitter as it promises. The sweetness is somewhat overdone and medicinal, but I still get hints of apricots with the cedar-like hop presence at mid-palate. Slightly dry, boozy finish doesn't linger too long.

I'm not sure how old this bottle is, but I certainly didn't get much hop flavor from it. I prefer this brewer's standard IPA to this sweet, boozy concoction. This beer is very reminiscent of DFH 90min IPA. It's pretty well-crafted, but it's not the kind of IPA (or IIPA) I seek out. I prefer those with big bitter tropical fruit notes. I won't be buying this stuff again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 11:20:26 | More by deadonhisfeet
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-15-2012 03:43:51 | More by danthehopslamman
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-15-2012 02:45:53 | More by johnyb
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-14-2012 17:40:11 | More by ShemRahBoo
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deesfrank

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-14-2012 00:31:08 | More by deesfrank
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. There is a nice dark orange body with some haze. The off-white head is large, foamy, and sticky.

The aroma has some nice pine with some orange zest. There is some nice malt sweetness in the aroma as well, maybe some honey graham notes.

The taste is sweet with nice melon and pine notes. There isn't as much bitterness here as one might expect form a DIPA, but the bottle does say it's only 59 IBU.

This is medium to full bodied. This beer is okay, I probably wouldn't get it again unless I knew for certain it was very fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 01:48:12 | More by andrewinski1
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Acoma

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-12-2012 21:51:34 | More by Acoma
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

08-12-2012 05:24:08 | More by Dwtucker90
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Dbrag

Maine

5/5  rDev +25.9%

08-12-2012 03:43:50 | More by Dbrag
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-11-2012 22:51:42 | More by SlickestWilly
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TheMaimed


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-11-2012 00:39:45 | More by TheMaimed
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2012 00:28:39 | More by thinwhiteduke
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WoodenLeg410


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-10-2012 01:13:04 | More by WoodenLeg410
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SciFritz

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-09-2012 23:06:32 | More by SciFritz
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear deep copper body with a thick, sticky bone white head atop. 1.5 fingers of head hang around for a while and dissipate slowly.

S - Smells of lemon, grapefruit, orange and mango abound. A very fruity/citrusy IPA on the nose. Caramel malt hides in the background.

T - Not as bitter as I was expecting, but still a smack of frexh tangy hops. Fruity and tropical with some bitter pine resin on the finish.

M - Subtle carbonation yields a smooth and creamy body that doesn't over accentuate the hop bitterness.

O - Really solid IPA that would probably be considered much better if it were a limited release... I for one am grateful to have such a fantastic IPA on the shelves year round at a reasonable price.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 23:54:52 | More by ChimRichels
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krazybartender

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-08-2012 20:34:42 | More by krazybartender
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,816 ratings.