Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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5,591 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:
#4,253
Reviews:
1,564
Ratings:
5,591
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,405
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,591 |  Reviews: 1,564
Photo of pkkosmatka
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
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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Photo of bobstockwell
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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Photo of dukeandduke
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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Photo of Dreynolds1808
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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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RockySasquatch
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexeiP
4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful head, color and quick dispersing aromas of abundant hoppines. Brilliantly done Lagunitas!

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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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Photo of Shortbox81
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,591 ratings