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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,638 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,638
Reviews: 1,437
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 88
Gots: 586 | 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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured coppery with a finger of white foam. Solidly lacy. Smell is slightly citric and pine with solid caramelly malt presence. Taste is immediately citric - oranges and lemon, then a very ample malt infusion subdues the bitterness, and loads in some feathery sugar notes, finally a bit of pine resin surfaces and slight lingering bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is great, it holds together well and has just about perfect carbonation. An interesting beer, not as hoppy-bitter as I'd expect from a DIPA labeled Maximus, but its got some nice hop flavors and is a good drinking beer nonetheless.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Maximus pours a clear amber color with a small frothy head on top. As the foam disappears it leaves behind some spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with notes of tangerine and orange. Some sweet sugary notes are also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth and somewhat chewy. The flavor is well balanced between sweet caramel malt and citrus hops. Toasted malt, caramel, tangerine and orange are all present. It finishes mildly bitter with linger citrus flavors when gone.

I guess I was expecting more orange/grapefruit citrus, but the tangerine notes were a pleasant surprise. Fairly well balanced and easy to drink for an 8% beer.

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

Poured into a pint glass, the beer has a clear slightly amber golden color. The creamy white head builds about a finger and a half high. It dissipates fast, but leaves good lacing.
The smell is lots of citrus fruit, like lemon, orange and pineapple.
Tasting then beer, the fruit notes definitely dictate the front. The middle is complemented by a ever-present malt backbone. Some pine hops and a slight more bitterness finishes the beer.
Overall a nicely crafted IPA with the typical Lagunitas stamp written all over it.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,638 ratings.