Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,620
Reviews:
1,567
Ratings:
5,616
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
1,420
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 5,616 |  Reviews: 1,567
Photo of ClintGoodman
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dimwit_flathead
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice dark golden color. Light lacing. A very good IPA for 8%. My local liquor store charged me almost 16 bucks for a six pack. Compared to the $10.99 I could pay for the amazing Hop Stoopid at Ralphs, Maximus just isn't worth the extra money. It might be slightly more flavorful. But only slightly.

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Photo of LuckyJohn
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dancack
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

High alcohol content taste on the back end, but very nice brew.

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Photo of Homiegfunk01
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nathan419
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gamblebc
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gdyork
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No fruit

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Photo of Jebadiahfreeman
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jripley97
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epterina
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matodowd
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwright
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deac83
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigedal60
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sabojik
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Standard amber IPA fare. Fair amount of head, lots of lacing.

Smell: Really its only weak point, and hardly one at that. Lots of hop and citrus aroma, with a stronger-than-palatable alcoholic nose.

Taste: An excellent example of how to do an imperial IPA right. Minimal hoppy bitterness despite a high IBU, with notes of orange peel and a strong lemony bite in the finish. Balanced well with some malt and caramel characteristics.

Feel: Far smoother than most imperial/DIPA competitors, even within Lagunitas's own brand. A surprisingly easy drinker, given the ABV, that goes down best on a hot day. Quite nice.

Overall: A delicious summer beer that tastes and drinks better than the vast majority of its similarly-distributed peers. Not world-class, but an outstanding IPA.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.51/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear amber color. Fairly thick head with ok retention that left very nice lacing.

S---Hops are obvious. Tropical/citrus fruits are in abundance. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple.

T---Sweet & fruity. No real bitterness. There's some maltiness to provide balance.

F---Medium. A bit oily & resinous. Very nice.

O---Another excellent offering by a top quality brewery. I've been picking this up whenever I see it.

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Photo of Rivarol
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,616 ratings