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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,064 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,064
Reviews: 1,384
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 76
Gots: 352 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001)
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2012 19:58:19 | More by soccerfancooch
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dreis

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-15-2012 13:46:23 | More by dreis
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paulytasker

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-14-2012 23:49:29 | More by paulytasker
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OdinMcHaggis


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-14-2012 23:38:41 | More by OdinMcHaggis
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PJCracker

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-14-2012 04:18:30 | More by PJCracker
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littlelorib

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours an orang-ish amber with very little head, although the lacing is persistent. Smell is wonderful, with citrus, floral, and honey notes. Taste very much follows the smell, which also includes a hint of the alcohol content.

I very much like this beer. It could become a regular at my house. Interesting combination of hops flavors, well supported by the maltiness of the beer and the well hidden alcohol.

06-12-2012 23:38:34 | More by littlelorib
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-12-2012 22:57:38 | More by oldp0rt
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-12-2012 21:51:12 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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ekeucsb

Arizona

1/5  rDev -74.8%

06-12-2012 03:01:58 | More by ekeucsb
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dwendler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-11-2012 22:37:00 | More by dwendler
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wfcubsfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-11-2012 05:00:20 | More by wfcubsfan
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jethroe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-10-2012 04:43:53 | More by jethroe
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Intrinsic

Germany

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

Maximus is a nice bright copper colour with an off-white head that doesn't last very long, but the lacing is nice. The smell is quite nice, lots of floral and citrus notes overtop a healthy bready malt. Same goes for the taste, although it's a little light for the style. However, it's quite well balanced even though the hops dominate. The taste is more piney than anything else. Nice dry finish. Quite a good double IPA I'd say. Worth trying at least once.

06-10-2012 04:30:42 | More by Intrinsic
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-09-2012 21:47:12 | More by xHopHeadx
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-09-2012 16:10:11 | More by fox227
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-09-2012 04:37:31 | More by CarolinaKev
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KimenTshom

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-08-2012 19:37:40 | More by KimenTshom
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-07-2012 17:46:44 | More by bacher468
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bspain5

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2012 03:18:23 | More by bspain5
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madeofsteel

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%

Just picked this one up from the local party store as part of a mix-a-six deal. I'm sure this has always been possible, but my unobservant butt just found out. No bottling date, however gravity, ABV, and IBU are conveniently listed.

A - Pours a mellow golden color, not quite coppery, with a thin white head. Simmers down to a soapy film and ringlet, but these stuck around for the duration of the glass. Thin, wispy lacing.

S - Almost smells more like an English PA rather than IPA. Sharp notes of pine and earth.

T - I think it's a bit soured, maybe? Hard to tell for certain how long it had been sitting on the shelf. Pine, esters, and grassy, earthy hops in addition to the off sour flavor which may or may not be intentional.

M - Sort of chewy, and makes me pucker my cheeks. Carbonation is just right, which makes me think even more that it may be past prime, since most bottled beers are waaay too over-carbed.

O - I might take a second crack at this one if I were certain it was fresh, but tragically, without a bottling date, it's so hard to tell.

06-05-2012 22:22:37 | More by madeofsteel
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2012 15:02:33 | More by WhiskeeTango
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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%

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.

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
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,064 ratings.