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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,558 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,558
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 93
Gots: 490 | 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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Photo of bierbrauer
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle purchased locally, ($4.99). Bottle dated day 277, or October 4, 2011, just under 3 mo. ago. Poured into tulip glass.

A: Clear, amber/copper; 1"+ dense, off-white head that leaves a fine, solid coating of lacing; very slight effervescence.

S: Very sweet caramel and spice; earthy pine.

T: Caramel malt forward, sweet; moderate, piney bitterness appears, then subsides.

M: Chewy and smooth; medium body, low/medium carbonation; dry finish; low heat.

O: A malty DIPA? Overall, quite restrained. Perhaps it has passed its peak. As it is, not an entirely convincing trade-off for 8.2% ABV.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from bottle into tulip

A- pours a hazy orange with almost no head; dissapears quickly.

S- malt, grapefruit, syrup, caramel. has a sweet smell like brown sugar. bread

T- malt, hops, grapefruit and sweet bread. brown sugar.

M- has a creamy mouthfeel despite the low carbonation.

O- this is a good brew and worth trying. the ingredients are blended well. not bad as it warms up either.

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3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent golden amber with a nice frothy white head that kept around for the entire glass with good lacing. It smells delicious, with strong citrus notes, grapefruit, delicious hoppy joy. The taste was great as well. It's bitterness is extremely apparent and it slams you in the face with citrus goodness. The bitterness stays with you for some time, making the enjoyment of this beer a prolonged experience and a lot of enjoyment. Low carbonation and a decent body on this one.

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