Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
#8,575
Reviews:
1,579
Ratings:
5,649
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
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Photo of Dicers
3.17/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAFireman
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B-rett
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a single-serve bottle into a tulip

Pours lighter than amber but darker than gold with a two-finger head and good lacing. Crystal clear.

The aromas are excellent, with hops very forward in multiple ways--floral/citrus/resiny, in that order. However, lacking the solid background mango/pineapple malt typical of the style.

The flavor follows the nose. Excellent hop bitterness. Skewed bitter, however, and not as balanced as a true DIPA. A bit of alcohol bite in the background, but not a burn.

The finish is the best part of the beer. Medium bodied with a nice crisp finish.

A good brew on its own merits. It straddles the line between IPA and DIPA very well. Just a tad out of balance and a bit heavy on the booze note.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite beer. Created an account just to review this, great fruity aroma, beautifully pale ale great foamy head with open bubbles, taste is crisp as can be and dry on the finish. Slight citrus notes with a very floral aroma. Everybody I’ve ever gave some to has fallen in love with this beer. Lagunitas hit it out of the park making this beer! Relatively cheap compared to other beers and for an 8.2% beer it goes down smooth and mean!

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Photo of omahawk
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour - brilliantlyear golden light copper with steady carbonation and good head that lingers. Every IPA should look like this. Smell is hop- forward citrus, pine and resinous. Taste is crisp grapefruit supported by bready malt flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness. This is an easy-to- drink 8% IPA. Well-made, just like everything from Lagunitas.

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Photo of SolarPower36
4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

From notes 12/11/11: Pours a nice coppery amber with a full, chunky, eggshell tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is floral and oily hops, citrus and cantaloupe, balanced with malt caramel sweetness. Taste is citrus, cantaloupe, pine and floral; sweet caramel malt with a little bread. There is a hop bite in the finish that produces a lingering bitterness.

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Photo of Shenk87
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Unclevince
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlasticRocket
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, refreshing, well-balanced double IPA. Golden color with a little fluffy head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of grapefruit and piney hops with a little dankness. Tastes similarly, along with some caramel, vanilla and malt. The malt-hops balance is outstanding. Smooth thin mouthfeel with just a touch of creaminess. Good carbonation and the higher ABV is well-hidden. Another solid beer from a great brewery!

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

Photo of brewnme
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Paradox1000
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good DIPA!

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Photo of Bolio
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of marcbosch
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: pale orange, very transparent. Head is normal to small but quite some lacing.
Smell: Hops is the first thing that comes to your mind, essentially resinous but also fruity. Malty-wheat aromas. Something creamy as well. Very interesting, even for a dull nose like mine.
Taste: Hops party with a good malty backbone. Something spicy/warming as well, perhaps vanilla. However, boozy notes are a bit too high. As well, as someone mentioned before, the hops mixture could've been a bit more complex.
Feel: Generously bodied. Carbonation is medium to low. Nice to sip on an autumn night.
Overall: complex, very interesting beer. If it only burnt a little bit less it would have been fantastic. Otherwise great.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,649 ratings