Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
5,505 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BreakfastStout
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

A delicious DIPA, that gets better with every sip. It's right in the mix of top tier DIPA's with Pliny the Elder and Hopslam, among other. What really sets this one apart is that it is so balanced, so smooth. Far too many DIPA's kick you in the teeth with hop overload. The color is excellent and the nose is a fantastic subtle piney/floral aroma. head and lacing are what exactly what one would expect of a quality brew, it paints my Founders tulip and stays there through the end. Nice! It's great out of the bottle in Michigan and even better out of the tap in No Cal.

I love this beer and despite the fact that I have to drive to Chicago (hate that city) am excited to make a trip to taste this again fresh from the tap.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of furburger69
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Best IPA ever had .

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Citrus hops with some pepper and fresh baked bread

Taste: Bitter up front with a mix of citrus hops with some spice notes and well balanced with a caramel malt

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated with a clean finish relative to the amount of hop flavor

Overall: This was one of the last of Lagunitas' offerings for me to try. There is a good amount of hop flavor and is well balanced by the malt. This might one of the best balanced DIPAs for the amount of hop flavor.

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