Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,026 | Reviews: 1,381 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,026 ratings.