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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,646 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,646
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 90
Gots: 592 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Clear copper pour. Decent head with lots of lacing

S- Good balance between hops and pine aroma. Slight grapefruit citrus notes in the background. Superb smelling IPA

T- Follows the smell. Hoppy pine right of the bat. Spicy floral flavors are present as well. I don't taste much citrus as the spice, hop and pine dominate but that's a good thing in this beer. Extremely well balanced. All around a great traditional IPA flavor. One of the better IPA's I've had.

M- Not a lot of carbonation. Very smooth, drinkable beer. Very balanced again.

I have to say this is another rockstar Lagunitas IPA. I am in love with Sucks and now Maximus. I actually like Lagunitas Imperial and Double IPAs much better than the their regular. Maximus is perfectly balanced. Tons of great hop/pine/spice flavors that are in perfect proportion. This brew also has very little bitterness so perhaps it would be a good IPA for people looking to expand their tastes. A definite go-to IPA for me now. I would buy this over pretty much any other IPA out there.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured almost two fingers of head on a clear, bubbly medium straw colored body. Low head retention though.
The smell is amazing. Bright lemon and grapefruit in a big pine forest. Love it.
The taste is nice. Mild lemon bitterness with a stronger pine bitter. Quite a step down from where the smell led me.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It smells incredible, it tastes good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 05-22-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: Received from a friend

A: Head is big and white, on top of the amber/orange beer which is mostly clear. Head retention is very good with a crazy amount of lacing.

S: Sharp hop aromas of evergreen and pine, with a hint of some bready malts.

T: Taste is quite hoppy, with a fairly high level of bitterness. Some caramel malts are also there for some balance, but they are fairly subdued. I get some alcohol warmth from the 8.2 abv.

M: Prickly mouthfeel with a high carbonation level. The body is medium with aftertastes that feature more piney hop character and bitterness.

O: All in all an enjoyable beer. I think it could use a bit more in the malts department, however.

Thanks to Kirk for the beer!

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,646 ratings.