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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,927 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,927
Reviews: 1,376
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 69
Gots: 283 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-10-2011 17:12:44 | More by mhaugo
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dav

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-10-2011 09:05:52 | More by dav
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maltlikker

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-10-2011 05:34:32 | More by maltlikker
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Maltus

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-09-2011 13:11:36 | More by Maltus
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -37%

12-09-2011 02:11:42 | More by jophish17
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-09-2011 01:52:21 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-08-2011 15:23:36 | More by Yabev15
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GreenPea

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can not believe this beer has received anything but a solid A+.

The appearance is drop dead gorgeous. A beautiful amber copper colored clear brew. The lacing sticks around and a foamy head tells you it's time to enjoy.

The smell is solid Pineapple, resin, tropical fruit, and everything that makes hoppy...hoppy.

The taste is spicy clean and refreshing. Period.

Mouth feel is spot on with a clean, well balanced carbonated feel tells you everything is in check.

Overall this one works coast to coast. The alcohol is hidden well, it's fresh, clean and extremely balanced.

I'm OK with this being the only beer in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 23:45:11 | More by GreenPea
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 21:26:27 | More by ROGUE16
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-07-2011 08:36:57 | More by leprakhan
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krause316

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 06:05:52 | More by krause316
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 04:11:15 | More by HopStoopid120
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 02:38:58 | More by animal69
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jegross2

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Score: 83

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden copper color with a finger of foamy head that settles into a foamy ring around the glass and clump in the middle. Average lacing. 3.5/5

Smell: Earthy pine resin. Slight spiced hop aroma. Faint citrus and a little maltiness. 3.5/5

Taste: Extremely earthy hop flavor in front and finish. Very bitter. Peppery spice on the midpalate. Alcohol warmth on the mid-palate as the beer layers. Very subtle notes of stainless steel sweetness at points. Finish is dry, bitter and a little sour. The bitterness in the finish really lingers. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly under-carbonated. Dry, bitter finish. 2.5/5

Overall: A very extreme, one-dimensional imperial IPA. It's not bad, but it is very unbalanced and quite bitter. IPA Maxiumus lacks most of the sweetness and citrus flavors of most IPAs. I love my hops, so I certainly enjoyed this one, but I could see others regretting the fact that they have five more bottles in their six pack.

Recommendation: Beer geeks should enjoy this one, but casual beer drinkers should avoid.

Pairings: Pho (it's a basil-forward Vietnamese "meat soup").

Cost: $9.49 for a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:15:12 | More by jegross2
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fergster75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 02:09:22 | More by fergster75
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UnknownMale282

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-06-2011 20:36:10 | More by UnknownMale282
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-06-2011 19:08:32 | More by Donsmitty
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-06-2011 02:48:16 | More by Mtnbeerman
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2011 18:03:51 | More by kjkinsey
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TGS

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-05-2011 17:40:51 | More by TGS
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-05-2011 14:06:58 | More by bluesplit63
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-05-2011 03:55:35 | More by PEIhop
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2011 03:37:14 | More by ThirdEyePA
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2011 22:26:08 | More by nmann08
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-04-2011 18:27:25 | More by Kevin79
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,927 ratings.