Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

5,538 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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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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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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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,538 ratings
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