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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,641 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,641
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 89
Gots: 589 | 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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bombadier into a tulip. 3-finger off-white head with good retention and nice lacing. The brew itself... Looks like 'em all.

Big juicy pineapple, papaya and mango notes in the nose. Fresh, dank and piny resins dominate. Very aromatic.

Just like the nose, big grapefruit and citrus rind and dank are huge. Strong booze, strong bittering hops. A bit heavy on the malt presence, but still really nice.

A great double from lagunitas. I think Hop Stoopid is better, but Maximus is heavier on the bittering hops. I love Lagunitas.

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

The Beers of California


Freshness Date: None

A: Moderate pour into a pint glass. Golden with copper hues and a finger of off-white head which leaves behind ample lacing on the glass

S: Somewhat subdued featuring a combination of soft, caramel malt sweetness with citrus, earthy, and tropical fruit hopiness

T: The hops take the main stage best appreciated mid-palate with mostly leafy, citrusy, and some tropical hop characteristics built on a soft, sugary bread maltiness. The finish is spicy bitter like a donkey kick to the taste buds.

M: Good hop oil linger with moderate smoothness and carbonation.

O: A great take on the West Coast DIPA. Good hop flavor and bitterness. Not quite excellent, but a great example of the style and definetly worth a try.

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4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on this bottle or any other Lagunitas that I could tell. Correction, there is a date on the neck of the bottle that is hard to see. So if you buy, pay extra close attention to make sure its fresh.

A - This is a really good looking beer which is clear dark and copper. The head was off white and did not die off totally. Did not get much of a head but its probably from my lousy poor.

S - It Has a nice distinct mango, citrus, pine smell. It smells sweet, with smooth caramel malts. Really a pleasure to smell.

T - There is a nice citrus hop flavor in the beginning of this one. The flavor seems to last and coats your mouth with a residual oily hop-resin flavor. The sweetness of this beer balances out the bitterness of the hops very well. The taste makes you think of citrus resin the more I drink it. Very unique and well done.

M - While drinking it makes my mouth water for more. It's a medium bodied beer that can tax your taste buds from the bitterness; and becomes more pleasant the warmer/longer I drink it.

O - This is a nice IPA that I can regularly get from the west coast here in Michigan. Its to bad they do not date this one. It is my favorite from Lagunitas to date. Really nice for any hop head that likes there beers a little sweeter. Enjoy and cheers!

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,641 ratings.