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Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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5,552 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,846
Reviews:
1,553
Ratings:
5,552
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
1,381
Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle(Bottled on January 09, 2014) into a 12oz Rastal tulip glass.

A-Despite some sediment (D.E.?) left in suspension, Maximus pours a mostly clear and deep sunset orange sporting a 1-finger frothy white head. (4.25)

S- You are immediately assaulted with citrus notes: sweet orange/tangerine and grapefruit notes followed by hints of tropical fruit. As the head dissipates, the orange begins to dominate as well as some ruby red grapefruit and a hint of pine comes out of hiding...the malt refuses to play second (or third) fiddle and its sweetness is also present in the nose. (5.0)

T- The taste is a perfect amalgamation of malt sweetness and citrus pucker. Neither component is overpowering which makes for a well balanced recipe. The malt backbone hits the palate first and then is quickly quelled by the significant hop presence. However, the flavor is lingering, but not overwhelming. (5.0)

M- Medium bodied without being cloying. Moderate carbonation does just enough to open the tastebuds and allow all of the flavors to mingle on the palate in perfect harmony. (5.0)

O- This is the beer that initially pulled me into the world of hoppy beers. This also stands to be my 3rd review of this beer, as I feel (as my palate has since developed over the years) stands to be the more accurate. As such, Maximus is In essence a less tropical (and more piney) version of Sucks (another favorite of mine). Fortunately, I still remain nothing short of impressed with Maximus and it will remain a staple in my 'fridge. Fortunately for me, this is an "Unlimited Release" and therefore am able to get it year-round...you should too. (5.0)

Drink up and enjoy!

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A- light copper with a creamy, off white head of about a finger. Terrific lacing.

S- No surprise here...Lagunitas brews another west coast style IPA that awakes the olfactory with intoxicating stimulus of fresh pine, grapefruit pith, and lemon grass. Accompanied by a strong bready malt base.

T- Quintessential, classic, hop forward, big, west coast DIPA. Serious hop profile from the get go makes for a juicy, yet spicy start. A true NW profile with the C hops. Healthy dose of crystal malts take on the role of the referee to break things up and give you a timely break from the IBU pounding you are taking.

M- Crisp, big bodied, and bitter.

O- My second fav IPA from this brewery. Just a notch below Sucks. Well done. This one probably flies under the radar due to the ease of which it can be found. One of the better IPA values.

$4 for a 22oz bomber

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,552 ratings
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