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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,066 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,066
Reviews: 1,384
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 76
Gots: 354 | 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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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-21-2012 06:07:38 | More by splendidsplinter
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bcchimp

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-21-2012 01:36:29 | More by bcchimp
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McLaughlin5350

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-20-2012 00:09:41 | More by McLaughlin5350
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HoptimusPrimal00

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-19-2012 22:14:35 | More by HoptimusPrimal00
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%

12oz stub bottle; dated 12/02/11 (used my special Julian dating decoder ring). Label banter says something about a nipple piercing. I'm sold. Got two, in fact, one for me and one for the girlfriend in a mix-six. Definitely peaked my interest, owing thanks to the delight that is Lagunitas Sucks.

Got 3/4" of head on the pour. The head is breaking up at the top and peeling to the sides of the glass okay. A few hues darker than orange can describe this perfectly clear brew. Got 'er in a pint glass. The lace is little and almost not worth mentioning.

Some papaya in the nose with a little peach nectar and a slight grassy hint. Tropical fruits, yes. I think I nailed it with fresh papaya. A wee bit of ethanol.

Dank! Those hops have evolved and de-evolved into something much more resinous and nectar-y. Hold up, not entirely in a good way. There's some sweet/syrupy characteristics that lean to the high fructose corn syrup side. The taste is juicy, for sure, maybe a little overripe. They really tried to beef up the malts, and in turn, I'm getting a sweet caramel backbone with some toast. Balance isn't always something I look for in an Imperial IPA, so... this much malt takes away from the tropical fruitiness. Caramel doesn't go too well with the hop flavors, and this one's a bit too sweet to boot. Maybe if they'd have stuck to more pale malts in the bill, this one would shine.

Feels a bit thick and definitely too sweet. The carbonation is on the lower end of medium, but that's entirely to blame.

I'd have this one again, in fact, I wonder if I'm not having this fresh enough. This came out alongside the Sucks... get the Sucks.

01-18-2012 00:46:07 | More by thecheapies
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-17-2012 17:29:51 | More by zenwatts
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-17-2012 15:58:38 | More by strongaf
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-17-2012 02:29:14 | More by gafferjohn
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MarshallMan

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-16-2012 21:46:33 | More by MarshallMan
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-16-2012 16:18:23 | More by Sparger
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wspscott

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

12oz bottle in pint glass (xmas in ft myers)
date = 33923210 =>dec 5 or less than a month old

A: Dark gold/copper color with a very thin, off-white head that drops quickly and completely, leaving no lace.
S: Tropical fruit and citrus, very sharp, smells awesome
T: Fruity (lots of citrus) sweetness but not cloying at all. Very sharp bitterness in a good way. On the back of the tongue it almost seems like a candy apple (not sweet, just flavors).
M: Very crisp for the style, almost dry. A combination of oily hops and some astringency makes this no where near sweet.
O: An awesome example of the style, it avoids the DIPA/barleywine issue. A massive hopbomb that is very easy to drink, I have no problem reaching for a second or third. Highly recommended, a truly kickass beer.

01-16-2012 11:39:19 | More by wspscott
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mecmd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-16-2012 05:11:14 | More by mecmd
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-16-2012 04:41:28 | More by andyschaps
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mdevonshire

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-15-2012 17:43:28 | More by mdevonshire
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RomeosPartyStore

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-15-2012 17:41:26 | More by RomeosPartyStore
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-15-2012 14:50:31 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-15-2012 14:20:33 | More by 11millsown113
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Jaacob

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-15-2012 03:50:38 | More by Jaacob
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pipbbals

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-15-2012 00:44:31 | More by pipbbals
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calmstock

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-14-2012 22:48:01 | More by calmstock
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-14-2012 21:52:24 | More by Travisnin
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Eurytos

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-14-2012 14:35:49 | More by Eurytos
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BroTucker

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-14-2012 06:01:03 | More by BroTucker
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-14-2012 01:35:49 | More by kspongeworthy
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-14-2012 01:18:57 | More by mbs11
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,066 ratings.