Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

MaximusMaximus
BA SCORE
82.4%
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3.99 w/ 5,535 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
Ranking:
#3,650
Reviews:
1,553
Ratings:
5,535
Liked:
4,560
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
10.28%
Alströms:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
1,373
Trade:
2
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Photo of Manthon
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

J code 190 7 (7/9/17) poured on 9/17/17
L: clear amber, big sticky head.
S: initially smelled some dank after an ice cold pour, with fruity hops; ripe, rich, deep and mellow fruit to be exact, tangerine apricot mango, citrus, a little tropical, slight booze. Found some malt towards the end. Not as loud, sharp and exciting as Little Sumpin Extra or Waldo but definitely a good aroma.
T: good flavor, good balance of Lagunitas' signature blend of mellow fruity herbal hops and piney bitterness. Good flavor straight from the fridge and also good flavor after it warms.
F: just right for a DIPA. Medium bodied, medium thickness, got a little chewiness that I like. A little creaminess.
O: very good. Not as good as some of their seasonal releases (Waldo and Little Sumpin Extra), but a solid DIPA. Not too bitter, flavorful, good aroma, good abv, very drinkable, very affordable, cool name... Lagunitas has made many a night better for me. #feelingthankfulforlagunitasbrews

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Photo of gvickery
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's like a lighter version of "hop stooped" but not exactly. You know it's a Lagunitas product. I drank it straight from the brown glass bomber while sons where at football practice so I cannot attest to it's look. It has an evenly balanced citrus/pine smell, it is slightly sweet up front with a lot of citrus flavor that changes to a more bitter pine finish. It's a little sweet but finishes dry. It's almost perfect. I will drink again.

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Photo of tprshaw
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big, bold, and chewy ... but then it is a double IPA so kinda what I expect.
Pours a clear amber gold with a creamy white head that hangs around a while.
Lots and lots of hoppiness with a slightly dry, citrusy orange bite at the finish.
First drink, the alcohol was very present but that seems to mellow as the beer sits a bit after opening.
Not a bad quaff ... not bad at all.

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

Poured into a nonic glass. Good head. Good carbonation. Wonderful hop aroma. Excellent hop flavor. Taste oranges. A little dryness on back end. Not bitter at all. Easy drinking for an 8% beer. Enjoyed this one as I have been on an IPA bandwagon in recent weeks and American Double/Imperial IPA's continue to impress. No bottle date. Cheers Y'all!

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Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redman414
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bixby1971
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbavera
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is usually at the local sixer. And if im not in the mood to try anything new this is my go to. Good ABV, good taste. Good all around beer. Not to hoppy but not easy drinking.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddieeight
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adam36
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of apartin
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Semi-opaque medium golden pour. Massive foamy white head and great lacing.

S: Rich and malty... piney hops and fruit.

T/F: Follows the nose... rich and malty... sweet caramel masks the bitterness. Pine and light citrus. A bit floral.... medium in body and rather sticky on the tongue. Finish is bittersweet.

O: A sentimental favorite... one of the first big IPA's I enjoyed back in the day and it's still held up mostly well. A bit too sweet/malty, but well made and tasty. One I enjoy revisiting every so.

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

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RenegadeRick
4.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.54/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 5,535 ratings
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