Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,808
Ranked #10,823
4 | pDev: 10%
Saturday at 09:27 PM
Sep 22, 2001
Our Colossal take on a Double IPA, full of Simcoe, Mosaic, CTZ, Cascade & Centennial hops balanced against tons of rich malted barley.

There is a tide in the affairs of big IPAs which posits that a flood of hops leads to a fortune in liquid. In our XXV+ years of brewing big IPAs we've learned this to be mostly true, with one big caveat: balance is everything. We believe Maximus to be exactly that. Et tu?

60.5 IBU
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Reviewed by Crazy4hazy from Oregon

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Heavy lacing on glass that stayes the whole time. Beer is a dark amber in color with a pine needle , hop cone and a mild pineapple flavor. being a double colossal ipa it was very approcable and not as heavy as you would tink. If you like big ipa beers you will be trilled with this beer as its bite is mild and this is a great smooth brew. The body is simular to a red and you never can taste the 9% ABV of the beer. A very friendly IPA and I would recomend highly.
Saturday at 09:27 PM
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Reviewed by FreePal88

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My favorite malt liquor IPA (which is officially a style now, whether you accept it or not), easily beating Sierra Nevada's possibly overly sweet Atomic Torpedo, Voodoo Ranger's possibly overly bitter DIPA, and various other gas station mainstays. A little pungent but very balanced and smooth for what it is, with minimal alcohol heat. Goes down pretty sweet with a little fruitiness and lots of sweet malt; finishes piney, resinous and dry.
Nov 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by coolasice from Oregon

Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Hops_Monster from California

3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of a bottle into a goblet glass. Beer is 1 Month old almost to the day. Not a great head, which soon evaporates to nothing. Nose is much like the taste. Hides the alcohol well, very sweet. I personally don't like IPA this sweet, but i'm not going to nock it because of my personal taste. Although the malt is very prominent it is also very bitter and dry. It is a great beer. Just be weary about the malt if you have the same taste I do.

solid 3.5/5
Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by MEnoMoney

Sep 30, 2023
Rated: 4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Sep 29, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.29 by ChaosUncaged from Nevada

Sep 12, 2023
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Rated by TheAwkwardBanana from Washington

3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Malty and sweet, too sweet for me honestly. Almost reminds me of a hoppy malt liquor. Little to no alcohol burn, goes down easy. Not my favorite.
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Aroma is a reliable pine and stonefrui, flavor's a great follow-up. Body's a solid, no-complications bitter pine, stonefruit, and cantaloupe. This is straightforward and strong, a good everyday drinker.
Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by MobBarley from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Delicious and noteworthy for how well balanced is, as the brewery notes. Lovely deep golden color with a healthy, itinerant head. Pretty straightforward nose here dominated by hops. This also has powerful hop flavors that are craftily balanced with sweet bready malts. A little thin on the mouthfeel maybe. Really really tasty and gets right on top of you thanks to the well masked alcohol notes in the 9-percenter.
Aug 06, 2023
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Reviewed by RupeDogggg from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I am in Las Vegas, bought a 19 oz can for 2.99 at the ABC store. Very good beer and I really like the sweetness and 9% alcohol. Will definitely have this again! Great beer!!

Jul 26, 2023
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Rated by tyden46

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Too strong and too bitter for me to drink in one sitting, although there is a faint sweetness that I enjoy.
Jul 12, 2023
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Rated by guitarguyny from New York

4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great taste, mouthfeel and finish. A 9.0 double ipa, 12 pack for 20 bucks? How could you go wrong? Best value in beer
Jul 11, 2023
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Reviewed by rwarde from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I've been trying all the different beers at the Walgreens at Penn Station NY. I pick up a few and have them on my commute home on a NJTransit train to my home in Middletown NJ. Today I decided to give Lagunitas Maximus a try and I glad I did. I tried a few of their beers an I like this one the best. It packs a wallop at 9.00 APV and consider it coats only 2 for $5.49 it's a good value. This IPA has a strong taste an is worthy to being called an IPA, with its pungent hops and bite. This beer type is not for everyone so if you like Coors or Miller please stay away because it's got too much taste for you. For what you get it's amazing.
Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Beecham from California

Jun 14, 2023
Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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