Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.99/5
Very Good
5,577 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,038
Reviews:
1,559
Ratings:
5,577
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,393
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 5,577 |  Reviews: 1,559
Photo of travisXR1200
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favourite! Smells & tastes great!

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Photo of Handsome_Steve
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lovely yellow to copper color; not much foam. You can smell the citrus - mostly orange scent but pleasant. Mouthfeel was quite full and taste is crisp yet bitter at the end. Not bad for an Imperial IPA.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bark0707
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirGunther
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nsfenxer
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth double IPA with citrus flavors up front and a very hoppy aftertaste.

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Photo of MannyDannyV
2.92/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gandres
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 Fluid ounce poured to wine glass
Sight: Bright yellow, golden, not a lot of head a bit hazy/cloudy
Smell: slight hoppy smell, sweet and fruity
Taste: well balance flavor specially the bitterness/ alcohol, sweetness really comes out
Mouth feel: nice follow thriough, long finish, sticky, bitter aftertaste
Overall: Excellent beer, specially with the price. Definitely something to look forward to.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy and crisp with a long, lingering bitter finish. There's a characteristic Lagunitas sticky-ness on the finish. Somewhat of an old standby, even after their acquisition.

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Photo of NHBeerSnob
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little disappointed by average carbonation and very small head , as well as I'd say average amounts of glass lacing. I don't see a born on or good-by stamp so it's difficult to tell freshness being a factor. Regardless,Great aroma and flavor puts this in the excellent category.

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of claminat420
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hardy pour into my hand crafted [MICHIGAN AWESOME] imperial stout glass. 346 7 2 then 2474 2018 marked underneath it. so pretty fresh.

Appearance- a transparent copper color with a frothy off white head. leaves some thick lacing. solid.

Aroma- light citrus (orange and very light grapefruit) and some onion notes. some biscuit in the malt dept.

Taste- like the aroma but with some caramel notes. hop presence is a little bit stronger but nothing intense. abv is well hidden and the bittereness isn't bad for the style and ibu's.

Mouthfeel- medium/ heavy body. good carbonation.

Drinkability- could easily kill five out of a six pack.

Overall- how have i never reviewed this beer? coming from lagunitas i expect a tiny bit more in the hop department but this one is still not too shabby. if you're looking for a nice imperial ipa which isn't a hopbomb and you can pick up some malty (caramel and biscuit) notes in it than this is a solid choice.

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Photo of Capn1
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is nice and clear with a copper tint.
Has a nice hoppy smell, almost reminds me of the voodoo ranger beers, but just a little.
Tastes a bit malty with a bitter hop finish.
Feel is a smooth medium body with maybe a little carbonation bite.
Overall this is a good drinkable beer.

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Photo of TBCE
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CobraDC23
3.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oclvryder
4.67/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jeremiah87
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grill20
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,577 ratings