Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a light yellowish orange, with prominent and sustaining head, inviting, and less orange than typical. Smells clean, and newly manufactured, and bright, and citrus, and balsam and sweet malt. Tastes sweet at first, then bitterness builds, the carbonation scrubbing and sustained; mouth-feel is slightly thicker but not out of typical for a DIPA. Some flavors of citrus, and mango maybe and pineapple, and new electronics, and the alcohol is moderately prominent, and lightly warming. A solid entry as a DIPA, and fun to have although I'd reach for others in their line-up usually otherwise.
10-21-2012 21:23:57 | More by Bitter_Echo
3.68/5 rDev -7.3%
a - dark amber, 1 finger head that fades quickly
s-not too hoppy, citrus, sweet, little malt, subtle banana?
t- complex at first, more malt than hops, not bitter - a little sweet but an overall good balance. a small amount of alcohol is there after the middle of the taste, but a small burst of bitter takes over quickly
mf- bubbles on the front, smooth coating on end
overall - good to great choice for an ipa. very drinkable on its own. very good balance.
10-21-2012 19:36:33 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.78/5 rDev -4.8%
A - Amber in color and pours a thick egg shell colored head. Amazing head retention that leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S - Lots of tropical fruits that blend well together. Nose is a little stuffy today so might not be getting a good read on the smell.
T - Lots of citrus and hops up front. No bitter bite to speak of, mostly sweet tropical fruits like pineapple, orange, etc.. Bready malts in the back that do an amazing job of evening out the sweetness from the hops.
M - Average mouth feel for the style. I expected a little more oil from the hops to stick around, but this goes down pretty smooth. Decent carbonation.
O - For the ABV this is a great beer and pretty reasonable priced for the style.
10-21-2012 05:57:24 | More by ThePaleRider
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,045 ratings.