Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,505 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:
5,505
Reviews:
1,546
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,346
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,505 |  Reviews: 1,546
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

Photo of FrancisM12
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Philsadvns
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks good but not great, smells kind of sweet I guess, but also tastes kinda sweet so it makes sense. The malt sort of overpowers the hops in my opinion. Relatively balanced but leans a little malty. Easy to drink though, interesting flavors, nothing crazy but a good beer.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thebooyakid
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Timtac
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden amber with a medium head that lasts a minute or two. Amazing lacing. Aromas and taste of citrus, apricot and some pine. You can taste the booze as an aftertaste, but it's not too strong. A great DIPA.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shiu-chan
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear tea colour on pour with slightly more than an inch thick head. Nice looking head with good lacing.
Honey, apricot, pine and citrus peel.
Great complexity on palate, grapefruit, hops and good amount of bitter astringency.
Overall, a cool IPA that made into my IPA collection list.

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Photo of kbarnes9
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,505 ratings.
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