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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,649 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,649
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 90
Gots: 595 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer is a nice copper color with 3 fingers of head in my Allagash goblet. For a while I had a nice pillow of off-white head rising a half inch above my glass. That's started to dissipate now, but there is lots of lacing. Crystal clear clarity and some good action from the carbonation.

S: It's big on citrus but there's a fair amount of malt to back it up. Mostly caramel from what I can tell. Very floral. Not as huge as I'd like it to smell though.

T: The taste is excellent. There's a nice amount of citrus and other hops on this baby. This is followed by a nice caramel malt. The two are the primary flavors battling for supremacy in this beer. But the caramel malt sweetness never had a chance. The sharp bitterness definitely wins in the finish. Not incredibly bright or balanced but still tasty.

M: Great carbonation, which is a requirement when the hop bitterness is this high. Medium body.

O: I seem to remember liking this beer more than I do now. I still like it, but I used to hold it in high esteems. Still very drinkable for a hophead but it does have some major balancing issues. Luckily I still have a lot of that hophead in me and I enjoy it.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.64/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I must have gotten a bad bottle here, but gotta rate it. This was a real step back from their standard IPA. A strange beer without much bite and just not very good. Could mistake this for a poor pilsner.

This pours a hazy light gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of hay and stale hops, not much sweetness. Flavor follows with dry, stale hops, a good bit of hay, nearly no sweetness, and an unpleasant finish. I'm not sure what happened with this one, and will have to revisit in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle dated last week of Dec 11.

A: filtered dark golden Amber color. 1 finger of offwhite frothy head after a pretty aggressive pour.

S: sweet sticky caramel malt, piney, citrus, and sweet tropical fruit hops.

T: well balanced strong hop flavors and sweet bready malt. Hop flavor follows the nose; citrusy and fruity.

M: medium bodied, creamier than most lagunitas pale ales.

O: tastier than I remember this beer being. Lagunitas does not disappoint!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,649 ratings.