Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,927 | Reviews: 1,376 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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.
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
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,927 ratings.