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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,652 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,652
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 91
Gots: 602 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This West Coast favorite pours a semi-cloudy amber with a huge head. Beautiful and extensively detailed lacing.

Nose is big tropical fruits and florals. Superlative!

Taste is thick and sticky with hops. I get tangy, zesty citrus grapefruit awesomeness. There is also a definite (but subtle) alcohol dryness that makes itself known at the finish. This is a top-tier IPA, and one I'd return to again, especially fresh.

Gave me a wicked headache in the morning, though. Hmm.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, golden-yellow with a nice white cap of foam. If poured into a tulip this beer can exceed expectations with it's head development, but even in a standard pint results look delicious.

Smells excellent! Fresh, floral hops, a bitter touch of citrus hops, and behind it all a faint honey note from the sweet malt. Standard Lagunitas signature smell in there as well. All around wonderful beer for aroma, I could smell that all day.

Taste is a little more subdued. Much more malt sweetness than I got out of the nose, which disappoints. Not a bad flavor, plenty of sweetness and enough floral/citrus hop presence to satisfy your lust for hops, but it seems to be more focused on balance, to the detriment of its own flavor. Sweet malts cannot overwhelm the hops without making it seem a bit messy.

Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, and refreshing. Not too much carbonation. I like this beer, and when offered I will drink it, but honestly I like this beer for the nose and feel more than the actual taste. Lagunitas standard IPA is a little better from my standpoint

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

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: caramel and bready malts, slight tangerine and grapefruit aroma too. The smell is very clean and easy to distinguish aromas from one to another.

Taste: Everything I smelled can be tasted. Nice lingering bitterness that isn't overbearing and the alcohol is hidden well too. Citrus flavors are tingling in my mouth too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, sticky, medium bodied, a little chewy, and easy to enjoy.

Overall: Pretty solid DIPA from these guys. Still think I like Hop Stoopid a bit more, but this one is available in 6 packs. Enjoyed many times before and many more in the future.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,652 ratings.