Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,495 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,495
Reviews:
1,545
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,342
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,495 |  Reviews: 1,545
Photo of drews240
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice pungent hop aroma, light amber with foamy beige head. Sticky lacing coats the glass. Taste is sharp and tangy, hops, citrus, caramel. Relatively smooth despite the hops and high %ABV, easy drinker. Nice!

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Photo of mcthfg
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrennenTallman
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

better than hop stoopid IMO

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Photo of sephyrott
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clarity, golden hue. Big, fluffy signature Lagunitas head with tons of diseased lace left behind.

Aromas of oranges, limes, slight onion and oregano.

Flavors of juicy, mellow orange, some grapefruit rind but not overly so, some bready notes, ending on cornbread, cracker, and pink grapefruit.

Feel is thick and juicy, even somewhat creamy, leaving a milky, honey finish on the palate. Nice carbonation level, too.

Overall, Maximus is a very decent IPA. I'd actually have this again. Not bad, not bad at all.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas Brewing is truly one of those brewers that has *it*, and Maximus has *it* as well.

Let me start by noting I am not an IPA aficionado. I enjoy the darker brews and IPAs are those I drink to try something outside the normal for me. But if there were an IPA to make me stop and rethink that approach, this is the IPA to do it. Damn, was it good.

Clear amber color with light carbonation, distinct hues of yellow and orange when you turn the glass for a closer look. Though it doesn't pour a thick head, it has decent staying power with plenty of lacing to speckle the pint. The scent produced is absolutely amazing - a sweet citrusy smell, hints of honey, and all of it mixing perfectly with the perfect touch of hops, artistry at work. Though it was more carbonated than I like and astringent to the tongue, the carbonation dies out quickly and leave a smooth liquid down. The taste matched the smell to perfection, as I was gulping this bad-boy faster than I should and forced myself to slow down to enjoy. In the end, I probably have found what is my most favorite IPA and I think I will be hard pressed to find one better.

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

Photo of brlelievre
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tons of sweet fruity, orangy/mango flavors at the beginning, some alcohol heat on the middle, the hops show up on the finish. Sorta sticky, piney hops - nothing off balance. There is a "juicy" sort of taste to the flavor of the hops which makes it very interesting. Lots of malt to hold up the hops but definitely not a Stone or Ballast Point in regards to bitterness levels. Mouth feel is a bit creamy, very nice carbonation. Overall a great double IPA. Some of the double IPAs out there can be a bit overwhelming in terms of alcohol and hops but this one is very balanced and easy to drink.

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

Photo of M-Jez84
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of McGuinness33
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Skmint76
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FoxingLikeAPro
4.84/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,495 ratings.
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