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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,559 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,559
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 93
Gots: 497 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa recently as a break from all of the Autumn seasonals that I've had lately. I tend to get the impression that a lot of their offerings are similar and as hoppy as their beers are, that this would stand out a bit from the others. Sure enough, that was the case, as this had a West Coast feel to it without being too sharp or metallic. There's just enough of a British feel to it to make this stand out, without being too dull or warming; and this combines the best characteristics of each style.

This had a nice carrot hue to it and one of the best heads I've seen on a beer in a long time. Not only did it last for a while, but the rings after each sip remained on the edge of my glass throughout the duration of my drinking session. The consistency of this beer was quite oily and the taste was that of an earthy pine. Because the carbonation was so strong, the aftertaste had the strength and crispness of mint but the warming hop bitterness was quite persistent after I finished what was in my glass.

This is a bit strong but I never felt that the alcohol was excessive. No "hop bomb" here but instead, this was well-balanced and quite enjoyable. People new to this style won't be disappointed here as this beer is a great example of this style.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,559 ratings.