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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,819 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,819
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 64
Gots: 243 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-22-2001)
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-12-2013 22:58:32 | More by LoveStout
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theblub25

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-12-2013 06:01:40 | More by theblub25
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Beermister

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-11-2013 07:48:21 | More by Beermister
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Andreias21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2013 02:13:52 | More by Andreias21
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-11-2013 02:02:41 | More by pathman
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2013 23:53:54 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-10-2013 22:28:35 | More by Jacob007
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a semi-opaque copper color with a three finger head which lasts for some time and thick lacing which remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is strong with citrus and floral hops; mostly grapefruit and orange but also lemon and pine. The smell of caramel malts is also present.

The hops dominate the taste in the front and back, mostly grapefruit and orange taste. Caramel and roasted malts come in a little in the middle and then the taste finishes with oily hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is relatively thick, slightly oily, there is also a tang which is probably due to the carbonation. I would not say the feel is "chewy" but it is close.

Overall this is what the label says it is; a hoppy beer which comes close to tearing your tongue off but not quite. Hopheads should give this one a try. This is another winner from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:00:19 | More by microbrewlover
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2013 03:26:05 | More by NHbeerfishing
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-09-2013 06:40:48 | More by DSkilling
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TychoNDC

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-09-2013 01:10:37 | More by TychoNDC
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-09-2013 00:18:15 | More by mpenning13
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sneezye

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-08-2013 23:01:16 | More by sneezye
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-08-2013 17:17:42 | More by Jeeb
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +25.9%

07-08-2013 10:29:06 | More by Rocketman8911
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jlisuk

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-08-2013 04:53:32 | More by jlisuk
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-08-2013 02:11:43 | More by jzlyo
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Jsher

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-08-2013 00:23:51 | More by Jsher
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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-07-2013 21:52:39 | More by neckbeered
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Joelboy

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-07-2013 20:02:57 | More by Joelboy
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righthereisay

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light amber/clear color,1/2 inch head at most, nice lacing.

Smell -Grassy / citrus fresh hops. Sweeter than expected.

Tastes - Nice and malty, not bitter, but with a sweet grapefruit hop flavor. I cannot taste any alcohol.

Mouthfeel - A little thicker than I prefer, but not too shabby. Somewhat full bodied.

Overall - Lagunitas does it again. I'm starting to like this brewery, and will start purchasing more and more from them. Love their Brown Shugga and Undercover Shutdown. I am not a bitter IPA fan. I guess Lagunitas is doing it right in my opinion. Don't just make it bitter, make it taste good.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 18:10:27 | More by righthereisay
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I poured this bomber into a snifter at cellar temperature.

It's a transparent golden amber with a dense, two-and-a-half-finger, off-white head.

This beer smells like tropical fruit! I think I pick up mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. A little bit of honey and hops, too. Very nice.

I must say, this is one of the sweeter DIPAs I've had. A prominent, robust, honey-like maltiness compliments delicious, lip-smacking, juicy hops. And this bitterness is toned down compared to most other DIPAs. It's kind of like the taste of hops WITHOUT intense bitterness. I do not descriminate beers for their IBUs, so I'm good with this. I might add that there's a pleasant, tart yeastiness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and substantial with somewhat calm carbonation. Feels just right.

Like every other Lagunitas beer I've tried, Maximus didn't disappoint me. It's definitely a delicious and distinctive DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 10:29:52 | More by Kuaff
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-07-2013 03:16:05 | More by hellhammermario
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kkohler5

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-07-2013 02:25:14 | More by kkohler5
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dweeuu

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-06-2013 18:02:43 | More by dweeuu
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,819 ratings.