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Maximus - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

4,794 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,794
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 95
Gots: 717 | 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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Ratings: 4,794 | Reviews: 1,463
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3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 18, 2014.

Like so many beers in its class it has a handsome looking copper-amber pour with an off-white head that fades into a ring.

Biscuit malts and floral hops penetrate the nose. It is better than a pale but not quite as hopped as a Double IPA.

Medium body mostly and smooth.

The taste brings out a decent malts-hops balance with the hops leaning toward the floral side. Lingering bitterness at the end. A beer that one can like.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour gives an off-white, frothy and sticky head that settles down fairly quickly into some chunky lace. The beer is a pale burnt-orange golden color, with moderate carbonation.

The aroma is strong with floral hops, but not overwhelming. There's a tad of some unique aroma that I can't put my finger on- reminds me of seaweed or something- and maybe something a little basic, i.e. "soapy-milky". These aromas sound weird, but they're subtle and blend in well with the mild and sweet citrus and pine aroma-flavors. Underlying everything is a full-bodied, semi-sweet malt backbone that yields some caramel flavors, apricots and maybe a little dark fruit.

I was craving a big beer for celebrating the end of Tax Day, and this fit the bill. I appreciate the big body and balance of flavors- this is a very tasty and satisfying brew. It was also cheap for a bomber of strong ale- I only paid something like $4.19 for it at Albertson's.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this and Sucks. Like this better. Yeah, I said it.
A- gave it a 4.25 cuz the head retention and color is awesome. Little floaty goodies in there too, but its still clear. Just a great looking brew.
S- Balance. Hops bite you with the bitterness. Malt holds its own.
T- Balance. I love how malty it is. Bitterness is clear and crisp. You can taste the craftsmanship.
M- beautiful. Its dry, but just the right amount. Its almost got a chewy feeling to it, but its just got the perfect amount of body.
Over this beer is fantastic, Id get it over Sucks any day. Yeah, I said that again.

I put just a splash of this in my sauteed mushrooms with garlic and oregano, basil, black pepper and olive oil. It was awesome over steak.


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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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