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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,890 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,890
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 66
Gots: 267 | FT: 2
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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Cresant

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date but coded 23710218. The body was a deep orange color with a cream head.

The smell was citrus hard candy. Floral and fresh grain. Alcohol.

The taste was rich, dense, bitter, oily hops. Pretty strong malts presence too. Alcohol too. Bold and flavorful.

The mouthfeel was medium to full. Slick texture but adequate carbonation. Classic California DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 15:49:32 | More by Cresant
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Rdstarr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-02-2012 06:14:23 | More by Rdstarr
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BRLockwood

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-02-2012 04:18:52 | More by BRLockwood
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anwo56

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-02-2012 04:11:41 | More by anwo56
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-02-2012 02:42:43 | More by imbuckeye
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EricCioe

Montana

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear burnt orange with a two finger off white head falling with lace into a ring and island. On the nose there is a big sweetbread backbone with orange and floral notes on top. In the mouth there is a big sweet malt component that almost dominates beyond a little citric buzz at the tip of the tongue. As the caramel dies out the hops come out on the long finish. The body is medium and perfectly drinkable, and as the lady says it isn't overly goopy like some other DIPAs, some of which I happen to enjoy a good deal.

Overall, this is a decent brew, but it's in the maltier realm of DIPAs without being really interesting enough to stand apart. We'll probably buy this again because it's competent and inexpensive and available everywhere, but this isn't in the upper echelon of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 01:46:40 | More by EricCioe
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle purchased locally, ($4.99). Bottle dated day 277, or October 4, 2011, just under 3 mo. ago. Poured into tulip glass.

A: Clear, amber/copper; 1"+ dense, off-white head that leaves a fine, solid coating of lacing; very slight effervescence.

S: Very sweet caramel and spice; earthy pine.

T: Caramel malt forward, sweet; moderate, piney bitterness appears, then subsides.

M: Chewy and smooth; medium body, low/medium carbonation; dry finish; low heat.

O: A malty DIPA? Overall, quite restrained. Perhaps it has passed its peak. As it is, not an entirely convincing trade-off for 8.2% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 20:41:31 | More by bierbrauer
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-01-2012 07:30:13 | More by muletrane
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attackplanr

Montana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-01-2012 04:00:36 | More by attackplanr
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-31-2011 23:37:14 | More by zapahoppa
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-31-2011 16:37:53 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-31-2011 04:05:18 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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aleslover

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-31-2011 01:13:07 | More by aleslover
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-30-2011 22:09:55 | More by jtmcgraw
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IlPostino

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-30-2011 01:00:18 | More by IlPostino
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-30-2011 00:49:15 | More by falconxman
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.6%

12-28-2011 19:42:06 | More by thatdirtymick
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-28-2011 15:05:36 | More by Brushkanna
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melissab318

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2011 01:30:16 | More by melissab318
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-27-2011 19:01:13 | More by Skye1024
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Lantern


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-27-2011 12:55:28 | More by Lantern
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-27-2011 03:16:12 | More by Shilt
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ALifeWellWasted

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-27-2011 02:02:09 | More by ALifeWellWasted
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2011 23:02:30 | More by verdict603
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-26-2011 05:28:50 | More by TexAggie011
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,890 ratings.