Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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5,626 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#7,848
Reviews:
1,572
Ratings:
5,626
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
140
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1,423
Trade:
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Photo of SeymourDunn
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Great full mouthfeel, lots of strong sweet malt in the flavour to go along with the hops but to me the hops don't have a lot of interesting flavours besides being there. The flavour is dominated by the sweet full malt. A bit of bourbon booze at the end of each sip gives this some characteristic of an imperial. It's a decent beer at 8.2% ABV but I'd rather have a Hop Stoopid.

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Photo of puck1225
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good beer but a bit too boozey and not hoppy enough for good balance.

Had it from a bottle into a tulip glass. Golden yellow color, decent head and lacing. Sort of a sweet citrus smell. A bit of fruit and vanilla on the taste.

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Photo of natzalot
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimbod
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice. Be careful how fast you drink this very fine brew.

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

Photo of PMakowski
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into a glass
Look - light clear amber with a nice foam head and nice lacing on glass
Smell - sweet grass, tropical fruity hops, malt
Taste - Wow, it's about as smooth as can be. Heavy on the malt, but the bitterness from the hops is there. Not nearly at the level of Hop Stoopid in terms of the bitterness but that is expected. Very mellow but flavorful. Low-medium carbonation. On the sweeter side but it's got a good tropical fruit layer. Fairly easy drinking medium oily body.

Overall it tastes similar to the Lagunitas IPA just a bit more pronounced in the flavor and ABV. Great beer that i would love to have a few times a year. It isn't too sweet or too bitter, nice and smooth, can't detect much alcohol.
Give this beer an A

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Photo of D9sus4
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wish this was a regular brew instead of a seasonal brew for Lagunitas. This would easily become one of my always in the fridge beers. A nicely balanced DIPA. Not too anything, just right if you are a fan of Imperial or DIPAs.

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

Copper filtered with no carbonation and topped with two fingers of white head.

Smells of pine, citrus, clean linen, taffy, and orange drink.

The taste follows the nose. Alcohol and big bitterness as well.

Medium body with moderate carbonation, it’s smooth and covers the ABV.

Got at liquor king in Redding, drinking at the pool house here for the first time, August 16th, 2018.

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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

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,626 ratings