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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,354 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,354
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 90
Gots: 462 | 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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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

NateSharpless, Nov 13, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

JC271, Nov 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this from the 12oz bottle chilled in an oversized wine glass.

The color is dark golden with 2 finger white head with average bead and thick lace sticks w/ visible carbonation, amber highlights give a rosy hue. The smell is strong with citrus and light apricot with a marmalade like sweet yet tropical aroma w/ light spice and mild malt odors. The scent of alcohol is apparent in the aroma with a mild vegetal smell. The feel is very good with dry spicy and mild bitter semi-full entry with elements of earth and light astringency from the hops with moderate alcohol and a semi-dry finish with slight residual sweet flavor.

The flavor has a nice malt balance with tangy yeast and hop dominance which brings tangerine and mild honeyed lemon with a slight spiced grapefruit taste. There is a slight grassy hop with astringent aspect and mild sweet malt following. The hop bitterness is not overly aggressive yet there is a slight acidity in the background which adds to the complexity with some grapefruit juiciness and herbal character that counters the malt sweetness as it finishes with a mild alcohol flavor which only detracts slightly . This is a very good Imperial IPA with nice amount of hop flavor although a bit sweet -in general worth trying and highly drinkable for the style-Solid.

Slatetank, Nov 12, 2014
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R259, Nov 12, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Used an oversized wine glass thanks to the site's suggestion... definitely made a difference from the first time I tried it. Great beer!

EstefanJones, Nov 09, 2014
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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,354 ratings.