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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,021 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,021
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 74
Gots: 332 | 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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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-16-2012 04:05:17 | More by marct
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scottylash

New York

1/5  rDev -74.8%

02-16-2012 00:44:45 | More by scottylash
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.66/5  rDev -33%

I must have gotten a bad bottle here, but gotta rate it. This was a real step back from their standard IPA. A strange beer without much bite and just not very good. Could mistake this for a poor pilsner.

This pours a hazy light gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of hay and stale hops, not much sweetness. Flavor follows with dry, stale hops, a good bit of hay, nearly no sweetness, and an unpleasant finish. I'm not sure what happened with this one, and will have to revisit in the future.

02-15-2012 22:30:18 | More by BMMillsy
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2012 22:18:32 | More by tfsimpkins
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jwmarcum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-15-2012 21:13:24 | More by jwmarcum
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omegaman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2012 19:18:18 | More by omegaman
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2012 16:15:55 | More by edwardkersh
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-15-2012 07:59:40 | More by buddyvelt
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-15-2012 01:47:40 | More by jfcaa193
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-14-2012 00:28:59 | More by Mark5252
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-12-2012 03:50:25 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-11-2012 02:07:43 | More by Ljoreilly
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2012 01:09:55 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2012 01:09:53 | More by Tyrawlings
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-09-2012 23:36:54 | More by Hoolihan
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-09-2012 22:58:10 | More by SATBMan
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BHansen214

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-09-2012 20:55:35 | More by BHansen214
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thomismydad

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-09-2012 17:17:52 | More by thomismydad
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-09-2012 05:41:14 | More by msarver16
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +4%

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle dated last week of Dec 11.

A: filtered dark golden Amber color. 1 finger of offwhite frothy head after a pretty aggressive pour.

S: sweet sticky caramel malt, piney, citrus, and sweet tropical fruit hops.

T: well balanced strong hop flavors and sweet bready malt. Hop flavor follows the nose; citrusy and fruity.

M: medium bodied, creamier than most lagunitas pale ales.

O: tastier than I remember this beer being. Lagunitas does not disappoint!

02-08-2012 19:51:28 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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BlakeMatt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-08-2012 05:50:05 | More by BlakeMatt
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warnerry

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

A - Pours a beautiful clear burnt orange with one finger of off-white head. Nice amount of lacing.

S - Lots of citrus, both orange and grapefruit, and some biscuit malt. Faint alcohol aroma.

T - Quite a bit of citrus bitterness up front, but it fades pretty quickly. There is also some juicy orange pulp. Biscuit malt dominates the middle. Faint amount of aspirin in the middle as well, unfortunately.

M - Medium mouthfeel, not at all oily or resinous. Finishes with a nice bitter bite.

O - Pretty good DIPA that has a nice mix of bitter and sweet. I'd have this again, but there are a number of DIPAs I enjoy more.

02-07-2012 22:45:00 | More by warnerry
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edfinn

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-07-2012 21:02:05 | More by edfinn
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MonkeymooTJ

California

3.73/5  rDev -6%

Appearance:

A medium copper/amber with an ample carbonation level. One finger head quickly recedes to a bubbly, slightly foamy top

Smell:

A mix of grapefruit citrus and pine with a good dose of biscuity malt.

Taste:

A bitter citrus is noticeable up front with pine making a follow up effort. A slight alcohol burn is paired with a biscuit and caramel backbone

Mouthfeel:

A medium body is evident on the palate with an ample carbonation level that tingles the tip of the tongue

Overall:

Brewed in the spirit of a DIPA. Bitterness level is noticeable but not overwhelmingly so. Overall a good beer, however, it lacks a little bit of a crisp hop flavor profile. Though I prefer Hop Stoopid, this is a good alternative

02-07-2012 18:06:04 | More by MonkeymooTJ
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-07-2012 07:48:34 | More by Fitzmke
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,021 ratings.