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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,739 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,739
Reviews: 1,453
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 94
Gots: 672 | FT: 2
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: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" tan coloured head made up of large carbonated bubbles that dissipated quickly over amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Honey, sweet caramel malt and some floral hops.

T: I'm not sure if it is a matter of freshness, but the sweet malt overpowers everything in this IPA. There is a faint hop presence on the back end with floral, citrus and some pine flavours.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and a low to medium level of carbonation.

O: Not the best offering from this brewery, it is still quite drinkable nonetheless.

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3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured 40 degrees fahrenheit into a shaker pint. No born date.

Pours a lucid amber with a one finger eggshell head that dissipates quickly, leaving some meager li

Some orange and a hint of clove, not tremendously well projected though, and nothing to write home about in terms of complexity.

Tastes of a dry citrus hop in a rush that falls out quickly. A hint of malt lies in the backbone, but its difficult to pick this away from what could also be seen as a dry spice. Longevity it feels is at an all time low here, and there is little to no notable finish on the dry down. Calling this an imperial it seems, is a little bit much.

Mouthfeel has some weight to it, but feels watery generally. This isn't really a detraction, but instead is something refreshing that is surprisingly thirst quenching before the drydown does exactly that a little too well..

Really a great barbecue craft, something that you would absolutely want with messy American fare- This would cut right through beef patties and thousand island dressing. Alone though, it doesn't really seem to pull its weight. It's a good time, but not a repeat without something juicy to cut through.


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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled about 120 days ago.

copper with a finger of fleeting white foam. Some spotty lace. The malts have come through on this one, and they are nice and fruity, apricot fruity. Some hints of grassy and resiny hops. A little hint of citric essence.

Bitter and malty with a spicy tone. I like the fruitiness of the malt backbone here. I feel compelled to find a more fresh bottle so I can dig on the take with the hops. This is a thin brew with moderate carb and wet finish.

I like how the beer comes together being about four months old. I appreciate that the hops are still complimentary, but are subdued revealing a truly appreciable malt profile.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very clear orange/amber with 1 finger, off white head. Very bright beer.

S - Good blend of citrusy, grapefruit and piney hops. Very fruit forward, but you can sense the bitterness in the back ground. Some light malt.

T - Actually starts quite a bit bitter before fading into that grapefruity middle. It finishes a bit watery...almost like a touch of tap water? Mixed with a bit of piney hops.

M - Light in the mouth, not so much crisp as just smooth and flowing.

Overall - Pretty decent beer here. The beer itself seemed a little watered-down in my opinion, almost to the point of being able to taste the water. Still, a pretty good beer here.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,739 ratings.