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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,026 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,026
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 74
Gots: 333 | 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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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2014 23:31:02 | More by RPH2327
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anthonymac22

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-17-2014 21:06:13 | More by anthonymac22
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wshinevar

Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

08-17-2014 20:30:25 | More by wshinevar
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BuzzFee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-17-2014 17:48:06 | More by BuzzFee
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JKbeerlover

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-17-2014 03:57:01 | More by JKbeerlover
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edwardsj7


5/5  rDev +25.9%

08-17-2014 03:00:01 | More by edwardsj7
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Lahockey2121


4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

08-16-2014 22:41:18 | More by Lahockey2121
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Beric

Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev -6.3%

Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 14 Aug 2014

Appearance: Looks great- pours a nice deep amberish color and a decent one finger head that sticks around forever before eventually succumbing to the high ABV (which kills the head).

Smell: Huge floral and citrus hop notes, some malt sweetness.

Taste: This is where the beer falls apart- the hoppiness is not as prominent in the taste as it is in the nose, and the beer is dominated by a boozy cloying sweetness. The beer is so sweet it is offputting. The relatively high ABV is extremely evident in the taste, as some sips tasted like boozy alcohol. Really unimpressed and very disappointed.

Mouthfeel: Very thick on the tongue with light carbonation.

Overall: A hot boozy mess of a cloying sweet DIPA. One of the worst I've had.

08-16-2014 20:49:18 | More by Beric
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maj2505

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2014 14:42:30 | More by maj2505
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BurningTreeMufen

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +11.8%

08-16-2014 12:32:46 | More by BurningTreeMufen
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hightreasonaleworks

Michigan

4.76/5  rDev +19.9%

08-16-2014 11:21:47 | More by hightreasonaleworks
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JBougher

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-15-2014 15:57:52 | More by JBougher
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FlyingKneeStrike

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Bksomerville

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-15-2014 03:33:54 | More by Bksomerville
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petewheeler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-15-2014 03:28:11 | More by petewheeler
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DeSimone101


4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

08-14-2014 23:24:55 | More by DeSimone101
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Capt_kirk

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-14-2014 16:20:38 | More by Capt_kirk
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ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-14-2014 14:55:36 | More by ZDSmith87
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CarlosRuizsChauffeur

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%

I pretty much like all of Lagunitas' beers because they are so well balanced and drinkable even for the ABV +8% brews.

A: A nice dark golden beer with a slight amber hue
S: Smells fairly hoppy, but overall nothing too overpowering
T: Great balance of malts and hops. While there are definitely a great deal of hops in this beer the bitter bite is not overwhelming, just like the other Lagunitas choices
M: Very crisp and refreshing. Perfect for the Summer or any humid day because it is very smooth
O: Another great beer by Lagunitas. As drinkable as a beachy Summer Ale, but with all of the hops you love in an IPA. Definitely worth getting

08-14-2014 04:00:06 | More by CarlosRuizsChauffeur
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

08-14-2014 03:52:07 | More by Hoggo
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banger7

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Shawnxa3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Boivre


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,026 ratings.