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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,893 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,893
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 66
Gots: 269 | 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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justinlaz

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-05-2012 06:11:25 | More by justinlaz
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steelreserve69

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2012 02:51:05 | More by steelreserve69
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BrianGaynor


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

Served from a bottle

A: orange-ish amber color with a beautiful cream finger head. pretty good lacing along the glass.

S: strong tangerine-citrus scent with malts. Little to no hop tones.

T: pretty good alcohol kick, hints of hops and malts. Finishes pretty bitter.

M: pretty easy to drink, the alcoholic taste doesn't deter from the taste.

O: not too bad to drink. I could easily get this one again, but I wouldn't put it on my favorites list.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 17:30:38 | More by BrianGaynor
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-03-2012 20:52:50 | More by mfigueroa713
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GringoKid

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-02-2012 22:42:46 | More by GringoKid
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slavall

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-02-2012 02:56:23 | More by slavall
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-01-2012 04:19:54 | More by JSchock7
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Transparent orange with a one-finger lingering head
S: Tons of pine, but with a roasted malt backbone and citrus notes.
T: A bit overly sweet; the butterscotch/malt comes through quite readily, and underneath that the pine/citrus from the hops. Long finish.
M: Creamy, full-bodied; a bit of booze & a bit thick from the sweetness.
O: I really want to like this but at the end of the day I feel it's too unbalanced- it needs less sweetness and more of the hops that show on the nose to come through on the palate.
As others have mentioned this does not have a freshness date (shame shame) so it may have seen a bit of time sitting on the shelf, but either way that leaves room for improvement- either more hops/less sweetness to begin with or put on a freshness date so we know if it's past prime.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 04:28:16 | More by ONUMello
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Pugs78

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-31-2012 02:34:55 | More by Pugs78
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drjman


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-30-2012 15:45:41 | More by drjman
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a rich copper orange/gold into my DFH glass. A brilliant white three finger head floats, and sticks around leaving tons of sticky, drippy lacing all down my glass. Really effervescent carbonation!

S- Grapefruit, orange and tangerine peel, sticky sweet caramel, nutmeg, clove, some floral pine, light brown sugar and basil. Much more sweet than I expected... a very pleasant surprise.

T- Like dipping a grapefruit segment in caramel... Wonderful citrus punch wrapped in sticky sweet caramel. Not too piney, not too sweet. Very nice balance. Floral notes of fresh cut basil leaves, honeysuckle and orange blossoms, caramel covered cashews, pine and maple sap right from the tree.

M- Great carbonation. Really lets the fruit and herbs sing, and the caramel sweetness linger, and stick to your tongue. I'm very impressed by the balance of this everyday IIPA.

O- Better than a 4.0 but not quite a 4.5. Really great sweet to citrus/pine balance. I love the spicy basil/licorice/citrus wrapped up in a sweet Flan pudding. I gotta remember to grab this one more often.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 17:59:14 | More by Thickfreakness
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-28-2012 04:47:34 | More by AJD1201
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-26-2012 00:52:46 | More by kbuzz
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johnbifulco


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-26-2012 00:08:39 | More by johnbifulco
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-25-2012 01:28:00 | More by NHSTEVE
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-24-2012 20:54:06 | More by Hopmodium
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JPWestCoastIPA

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-24-2012 04:14:32 | More by JPWestCoastIPA
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-22-2012 23:58:04 | More by mrskunk
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CELEBRATIONLIQUOR

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-22-2012 22:06:22 | More by CELEBRATIONLIQUOR
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kjb32812

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-22-2012 00:54:54 | More by kjb32812
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-21-2012 23:22:03 | More by Turbodog666
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Rickyd


4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-21-2012 18:46:00 | More by Rickyd
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-20-2012 22:46:26 | More by hinemk76
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Everton


4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-20-2012 21:56:46 | More by Everton
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-17-2012 01:23:45 | More by jmcgahran1
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,893 ratings.