Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,518 Ratings
MaximusMaximus
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,518
Reviews:
1,548
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
1,353
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,518 |  Reviews: 1,548
Photo of Kuges
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LionHeart88
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle at grocery near Wilmington, Delaware. Poured with nice head into a pint glass. Smell and taste are very interesting. Smell is malty while taste to me is cloudy with alcohol aftertaste. You can taste the higher alcohol content in this beer. I enjoyed it but prefer Brown Shugga or Undercover from Lagunitas. This beer was nice for sipping and had me relaxed and smiling. I will probably try again.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More hoppi more alcohol....

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Photo of dbauer
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superfriend
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zzachm18
3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skrumpy
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangeish amber color with a foamy head which slowly recedes with some lacing. Slight haze. Aroma is citrus, herbs, dank fruit and bread malt. The flavor is pine, grapefruit, tropical notes, and spice. The bread malt smooths it out and makes it quite drinkable. A touch of alcohol vapor, heavy, but not over the top. I do enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Jetlag767
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hopped perfectly with a beautiful balance

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Photo of andrewh995
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great IPA with awesome malt and hops. It has this incredibly apparent sweetness to every sip that makes this IPA really stand out to me. Served on tap at Hillside Spot in Ahwatukee AZ.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought this since I liked the high ABV at 8.20.......bad boy me. But it had a nice smooth, yet a bit bitter taste loaded with hops, hops and more hops. You will enjoy this if you are a hops fan.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Freddies.

A clear copper with a dense, large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is solid. A blend of pine, grapefruit and some citrus, this is quite hoppy. A mild caramel malt character is present. The palate opens moderately bitter with a blend of grapefruit, orange peel and some pine. The grapefruit flavor is mildly candied, pairing nicely with the caramel. A little sweet on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body and moderately carbonated. While sweeter than i typically i like IPAs, this is still quite solid.

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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreedeSon
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

great beer fresh taste and the price is low too bought it for 4 dollars a bomber. says it is an IPA but it has that DIPA punch to it is also smooth compared to other lagunitas ales,my favorite lagunitas beer tastes like a much more expensive beer.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a big mouth wine glass.
L- An orange, bubbly amber, thin head.
S- citrus and pine
Taste follows the nose, rather crisp and malty, with a sour aftertaste. A constant, thunderous rumble of hops upon the tongue, which Feels, Overall, like a stroll on a sunday afternoon. A warm, refreshing pine grove, yet with a chilly sea breeze and a lingering, golden-orange sunset. Aggressive pine: not my cup of tea.

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Photo of jt354
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Momon
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,518 ratings.
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