Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,569 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,569
Reviews: 1,425
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 93
Gots: 515 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While very good, I have to say this beer wasn't what I was expecting. Pours a clean copper orange, not much head, but what there is of it is quite sticky and laces in neat tiers. Nose doesn't pack that hop wallop that I was expecting--it's actually more malty with some fruit going on, something like dried pineapple. The taste follows suit, well-balanced and crisp, maybe a bit woody, no alcohol, fairly spicy hop note. The mouth feel is light leaning to the side of syrupy, with a not unpleasant hop bitterness lingering.

Again, although not what I expected, this one is pretty good and stands out from the crowd of winter offerings. I'd really like to try this on tap and see if it differentiates itself a little more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a very attractive bright orange, as clean as any beer I have ever seen. A one inch slight off white head, that settles after a minute, to a nice foamy film. Pretty lacing, not in excess. Smell is tons of citrus, pineapple, mango, tangerine, pine, and grass. Taste is all of that, with a wallup of grapefruit in the finish, oh boy. Body is on the thinner side for the style and that makes it so drinkable. This is a great beer and a great price. Plus a freshness on bottle dated 298. Lagunitas rarely fails. DIPA six packs, less than $10, less than a mile way, Merry Christmas to me.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,569 ratings.