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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,559 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,559
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 93
Gots: 497 | 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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Look: Off-white, very tight head. The body is tangerine with very little evidence of hop residue. Overall this beer is very aesthetically pleasing and typical of Lagunitas.

Smell: More tangerine and orange citrus, some pine and a lot of dankness. Booziness is noticeable and a very faint biscuit note hiding under the booze bomb. I can't find the yeast which fits the style profile. This nose is awesome due to freshness, but I don't like the boozy quality it has.

Taste: I get a bit tropical fruit right away and C hop flavors after swallowing. Bitterness is very high in this beer, but it is hidden reasonably well from the malt body. I'm still getting booziness which is a bit of a turn off. The hops and the alcohol are fighting for their spot on my palate which is unfortunate.

Feel: Tight carbonation, medium to low viscosity, the bitterness and alcohol dry everything out, but not overwhelmingly

Overall: This beer has some individual characteristics that really work well, but overall it was a bit of a disappointment. This seems like Lagunita's answer to the demand for big ipas, which they deliver on at an affordable price tag. Unfortunately, this beer is a little too over the top on the booze and if toned down a bit with the same hop profile, I would have given a higher rating.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,559 ratings.