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:
1,341
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 5,495 |  Reviews: 1,545
Photo of kkesty
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of informaticsDoc
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mostfadedone
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bman13
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

delicious!!!!!! VERY VERY VERY excellent example of a double IPA. very hoppy and straight forward. This (thankfully) isn't a malt bomb like Southern Tier Un Earthly or 2xIPA. you can actually taste the hops (unlike southern tier malt bombs) not to hate on southern tier however, it's just that their beers I mentioned are extremely sweet and malty. This one however is very hoppy and bitter. Just how I like :) . Extremely smooth. (Just had a whole 6 pack because I couldn't help myself and I rarely do this). It really is that easy and smooth to drink. Thanks Lagunatis, for making every beer I have drank from you just as delicious as the last one I've tasted. This one some what reminds me of Undercover Investigation Shutdown DIPA, but is a bit more bitter. (In a good way)

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Photo of LukeK
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Retroman40
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is what a decent DIPA should taste like. A very dark amber with a hint of orange. The smell is dominated by the citrus and pine hops. The taste again is very "hop forward" with the malt taste coming in later with the very good finish. The mouth feel is very rich and the carbonation level is perfect. My only warning is that this beer gives absolutely no warning of the rather high alcohol percentage and after a couple could sneak up on someone unsuspecting. Overall this is a great DIPA worth every penny.

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Photo of bloodysundae
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Dark orange color with abundant carbonation and a thick 1-plus f head. Lots of web lacing.

S- Bold hop aromas; pine, orange, flower and herb. Some mineral aroma holds it back.

T- More bold hops and big malts. Just a bit of sweets to go with the pine, citrus, and spice.

M- Full and hearty. The sweets on the back end balance the hops.

O- Pretty well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of blinky1717
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Spicoli
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mr_Belvidere
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of TheAnk
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of vman3
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of krampert11
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Sinfull
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Orange-amber color, nice white head .Aroma of citrus hops. Great balanced taste with malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness in finish. Grapefruits bitterness in aftertaste. Decent ABV , but easy to drink.

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Photo of Leschber
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of KevChiTown
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of TheBeerSipper
5/5  rDev +26.6%

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