Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
5,495 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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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Clear golden brass. Yellow, pilsner style highlights. A little lumpy white head. 1/2 finger retention. Great sticky lacing.

S- Juicy citrus, pineapple. A hint of evergreen. Malt character is sweet, and just a little bready.

T- Hop forward, of course. Dry citrus peel. Juicy citrus- orange and lemon. Bread sweetness is mild in the background.

M- Nice medium body. Bitter finish, but not awfully strong.

O- Great juicy beer. I use "juicy" a lot, describing Lagunitas brews.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper with over two fingers of head that dissipated surprisingly fast but left really nice lacing behind. The nose has both hoppy and citrus notes. The flavor profile has touch of sweetness along with a mild maltiness. The hoppiness is pleasant, but not up to the quality of a top-tier version of the style. There is a touch of alcohol sourness on the finish.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BOD 345/13. Pours a clear amber with a massive head and lacing that retains well. The nose is a blend of sweet citrus (orange and mango) coupled with notes of grapefruit and pine over a sweet caramel background. Almost full bodied with a rich creamy texture. The carbonation level is normal with a touch of effervescence on the finish. The complex, yet balanced, flavor profile is outstanding. It begins with a tart burst of citrus hop flavor like the nose, flows to a mild sweet citric bitterness which recedes into a caramel sweetness. The finish is smooth with a burst of sweetness and lingering light tart bitterness. A complex brewer's masterpiece of balance, flavor and bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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