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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,741 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,741
Reviews: 1,454
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 94
Gots: 672 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rereview.. 12 oz into ommegang glass.

This beer is great.,huge rocky head. Sweet floral smell. Sharp bitter pine resin and a sweet malty balance. a huge beer. Seriously scratches my hop itch. Malt is strong but there's a heavy hop bite as well. A tongue-burner.

if I can find this fresh, it's a fantastic buy. After tasting many many IPAs and DIPAs I still come to this one as a reliable favorite. A must-buy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden amber color with 3 fingers of white, fluffy head. Sticky lacing.

The nose is full of pineapple, resiny hops, a bit of citrus fruit and just a tad bit of sweet malt.

The flavors are gushing with resiny hop oils that bring notes of tropical and citrus fruits. Juicy. The hop bitterness slowly fades and brings some biscuit-like malt notes.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Sticky and silky.

Overall, this is a very solid, year-round, easily accessible dipa that has great profiles accross the board.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - copper orange and a bit cloudy with a gorgeous frothy head that leaves big rings around the glass and even has a nice pillow that settles around the circumference of glass throughout.

S - Floral and fruity, yeasty and doughy bread smell is prominent. Hops don't take center stage which is a bit of a prelude of things to come...

T - Yeast, dinner rolls, and a soft bit of hops make this beer more reminiscent of a regular IPA or even a pale ale rather than a DIPA. I want more of a hop snap to a double rather than what I get here.

O - Phenomenal appearance and smell, but just average taste lends you to the proverbial set of blue balls with this brew.

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,741 ratings.