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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,261 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,261
Reviews: 1,400
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 86
Gots: 425 | FT: 0
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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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rereview.. 12 oz into ommegang glass.

This beer is great.,huge rocky head. Sweet floral smell. Sharp bitter pine resin and a sweet malty balance. a huge beer. Seriously scratches my hop itch. Malt is strong but there's a heavy hop bite as well. A tongue-burner.

if I can find this fresh, it's a fantastic buy. After tasting many many IPAs and DIPAs I still come to this one as a reliable favorite. A must-buy.

ShogoKawada, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Thatbastarddon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Thatbastarddon, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of MikeDre
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

MikeDre, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of jacothom
4/5  rDev +0.8%

jacothom, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of elcrawl
4/5  rDev +0.8%

elcrawl, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Sipchue
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Sipchue, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of cingram21
4/5  rDev +0.8%

cingram21, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Cyhops
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Cyhops, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Freelover20
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Freelover20, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev +0.8%

sloelco, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of JeltMaaj
4/5  rDev +0.8%

JeltMaaj, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

HoistinBrews, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +0.8%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of JJFordick
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

JJFordick, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden amber color with 3 fingers of white, fluffy head. Sticky lacing.

The nose is full of pineapple, resiny hops, a bit of citrus fruit and just a tad bit of sweet malt.

The flavors are gushing with resiny hop oils that bring notes of tropical and citrus fruits. Juicy. The hop bitterness slowly fades and brings some biscuit-like malt notes.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Sticky and silky.

Overall, this is a very solid, year-round, easily accessible dipa that has great profiles accross the board.

ChugginOil, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of RobDB
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

RobDB, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of twowheelssoar
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

twowheelssoar, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of SeanNaugs
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

SeanNaugs, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of andrewjraab
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - copper orange and a bit cloudy with a gorgeous frothy head that leaves big rings around the glass and even has a nice pillow that settles around the circumference of glass throughout.

S - Floral and fruity, yeasty and doughy bread smell is prominent. Hops don't take center stage which is a bit of a prelude of things to come...

T - Yeast, dinner rolls, and a soft bit of hops make this beer more reminiscent of a regular IPA or even a pale ale rather than a DIPA. I want more of a hop snap to a double rather than what I get here.

O - Phenomenal appearance and smell, but just average taste lends you to the proverbial set of blue balls with this brew.

andrewjraab, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of jspaner
4/5  rDev +0.8%

jspaner, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear deep copper in color with some dark golden yellow highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense beige head that slowly reduces to a quarter finger thick layer covering the surface with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass - showing great retention properties. Huge amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops as well as a lighter amount of pine hops.

T: The beer starts out with a moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness then is then overtaken by the flavors of the hops - first you get the strong citrus/grapefruit/orange and then the light pine. Moderate amounts of biting bitterness in the finish which lingers but not for too long.

M: Just shy od medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a hint of alcohol heat and dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is very enjoyable with a nice combination of hop flavors and aromas and a decent amount of balance to it. Fairly easy to drink with a pretty decent ABV that is well hidden from the taste and smell.

dbrauneis, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

shagal, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Happyhopper, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Massbmx, Dec 20, 2012
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,261 ratings.