Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,064 | Reviews: 1,384 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,064 ratings.