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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4,558 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,558
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 93
Gots: 492 | FT: 0
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle dated the 69th day of 2012 (a little less than 2 months). Poured into one of my Dogfish "fluted" pint glass.

A: Hazy bright orange, with a huge (3 fingers) frothy off-white head on top.

S: Cotton candy dominates. A touch of grapefruit underneath.

T: Citrus and Lemon, undetected in the nose, explode onto the scene. A welcome addition, as I was initially concerned by the nose. Grapefruit throughout. Cotton candy and a touch of breadiness near the finish line. The most pronounced flavor here, however, is the Citrus/Lemon, which gives this beer a bit of uniqueness, but I expect, ultimately, to wish for a bit more pine/grapefruit.

M: Thick, hefty, and sticky. Carbonation is low for my liking. Finish isn't terribly dry/bitter, but it does have a lot of sticky flavors left behind.

D/O: Too sweet. Over time the sugar wore down on me. Needs more hop bitterness to balance it out. Perhaps because of age? But it really needs to be able to last 2 months before falling off...

I finished it. I will likely finish the sixer. But I don't feel like I need to revisit again beyond that.

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

Pours a clear copper color with a good sized white head and decent lacing. Aroma of orange peel, citrus, grapefruit and fruity notes. Taste is of citrus hops blended well with a nice malty sweet back bone. A bit of pine bitterness comes through late. Finishes on the dry side and body is moderately full.

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On Tap at The Side Car Bar in Philly. 10oz Tulip.

Maximus comes in the glass looking a bright golden color with some faint yellow mixed in. Very pale looking with a small little cap of white foam that does not stick. Not much life to the bubbles. Smell is all citrus, with some bubblegum and some underlining biscuit malt scent spewing outward. A lot of grapefruit with mango. Taste is pretty subdued. The malt takes forth and takes over what looks to be a nice citrus bomb. I get it, but not the citrus burst i crave. Some mango, orange and grapefruit mixed in with malt and a hit of alcohol toward the end of the glass. Feel is medium and not as syrupy as some other DIPA's that I have had. A small amount of alcohol is in the aftertaste with biscuit flavor, A nice attempt at this beer, but not on the top tier list. I will find a fresh ass bottle and review that when I get a chance to compare.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,558 ratings.