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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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour gives an off-white, frothy and sticky head that settles down fairly quickly into some chunky lace. The beer is a pale burnt-orange golden color, with moderate carbonation.

The aroma is strong with floral hops, but not overwhelming. There's a tad of some unique aroma that I can't put my finger on- reminds me of seaweed or something- and maybe something a little basic, i.e. "soapy-milky". These aromas sound weird, but they're subtle and blend in well with the mild and sweet citrus and pine aroma-flavors. Underlying everything is a full-bodied, semi-sweet malt backbone that yields some caramel flavors, apricots and maybe a little dark fruit.

I was craving a big beer for celebrating the end of Tax Day, and this fit the bill. I appreciate the big body and balance of flavors- this is a very tasty and satisfying brew. It was also cheap for a bomber of strong ale- I only paid something like $4.19 for it at Albertson's.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this and Sucks. Like this better. Yeah, I said it.
A- gave it a 4.25 cuz the head retention and color is awesome. Little floaty goodies in there too, but its still clear. Just a great looking brew.
S- Balance. Hops bite you with the bitterness. Malt holds its own.
T- Balance. I love how malty it is. Bitterness is clear and crisp. You can taste the craftsmanship.
M- beautiful. Its dry, but just the right amount. Its almost got a chewy feeling to it, but its just got the perfect amount of body.
Over this beer is fantastic, Id get it over Sucks any day. Yeah, I said that again.

I put just a splash of this in my sauteed mushrooms with garlic and oregano, basil, black pepper and olive oil. It was awesome over steak.


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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,596 ratings