Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale cooper with a white head - decent retention and some lacing.

Smells of resinous earthy hops with some floral anf citrus notes backing.

Taste is sweet citrus and bitter resinous hops. There is some interplay of the flavors, but overall this one is largely harmonious. A solid beer that drinks big without being obnoxious.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a murky gold, with a very thin head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Piney, dank and resiny, with some grapefruit notes lingering in the background and adding a light finish.

T: Malty and floral, but with a mild and bitter bite at the end that really adds some character to it.

M: Warm and lightly carbonated, and very light to drink (especially for a DIPA).

O: Cool beer by Lagunitas, bringing some malt flavor to the forefront over typical hop focus. Flavor is a big part of this one, which is what makes it incredibly enjoyable with each and every sip.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Apricot in color, with only the slightest amount of haze. The white head has just a tint of yellow, and is fairly fluffy with some fish eyes in there.

S: Grapefruit, pine, and 'dank' come to mind. Some nice caramel aroma in the finish. Smells like a big hoppy American Style IIPA.

T: Sweetness comes of first, oddly enough. After the initial sweetness, pine and grapefruit take over, the hoppiness fades out with a touch of onion flavor. The 'dank' smell comes back into the flavor, and provides underscoring for the rest of the tasting experience.

M: Medium to medium thick in mouthfeel, the carbonation seems a tad low. The finish is slightly dry.

O: Pretty good beer, full of west coast IPA flavors. Pretty bang on for style, very enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant golden with a billowing cream head that slowly dissipates leaving sticky lacing.

Tropical fruit notes of mango and pineapple accompany citrusy tangerine, contrasted by resin. Very fruity hop aroma.

Flavor reveals tart lime, lemon, and peach underpinnings, with mango and a touch of resin surfacing late. The toasted malt backbone is subtle, but surfaces mid palate to carry into a lightly bitter finish. Bitterness is more pronounced as it warms.

Body is on the full side, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth. It kind of coats the tongue in an odd way.

Great hop flavoring, albeit somewhat muddled. Not overly bitter or overly sweet.

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3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 18, 2014.

Like so many beers in its class it has a handsome looking copper-amber pour with an off-white head that fades into a ring.

Biscuit malts and floral hops penetrate the nose. It is better than a pale but not quite as hopped as a Double IPA.

Medium body mostly and smooth.

The taste brings out a decent malts-hops balance with the hops leaning toward the floral side. Lingering bitterness at the end. A beer that one can like.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,563 ratings
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