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:
#4,449
Reviews:
1,566
Ratings:
5,604
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
137
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1,415
Trade:
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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

Photo of Scarylarry
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of MittenBreezeMD
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear deep bronze gold, and has a nice head. The aroma carries a good deal of malt with some strong base hops. Taste also carries some malt, which definitely helps to mask some of the sharpness of the high gravity. Hops have a citrusy note, making this a well balanced DIPA that I would drink again.

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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had an amber color and a hazy texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruit, malt, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of hops (not too much, though), some citrus notes (orange, lemon, in particular), light caramel, a grassy quality (it disappears over time), and a hint of pine. A super solid flavor that gets better as you go along. It's quite hoppy and sweet, but well-balanced.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This isn't necessarily a perfect DIPA, but it's likable and easy to drink. Worth a look.

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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3/22/18: 1 Pint 6 Oz, two pours into pint glass. Golden copper clear pour, one finger white head. Pleasant citrus hops aroma. Firm feel, nice mix of sweet citrus and solid hops. Firm mouth feel, carbonation holds. Overall excellent IPA offering!

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

Photo of Taterturnt
4.51/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite imperial IPA, very unique flavor, standard crisp citrusy hop flavors on the first sip but then there’s a sweet malty flavor that hits the pallete in a perfectly balanced way. Not overly pronounced to take away from it being an IPA, but a nice little surprise to distinguish it from the others

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: thick foamy head of two-finger’s width over even, bubbly golden body. No sediment or haze
Smell: nice, hippy smell- inconspicuous and pleasant
Taste: refreshing, rounded, hoppy flavor
Mouthfeel: very smoothe and medium-bodied. Sits well on the palate
Overall: drinkable, strong IPA.

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3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,604 ratings