Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,514 Ratings
MaximusMaximus
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,514
Reviews:
1,547
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
1,353
For Trade:
2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amberish in color with a nice white head. Smells fruity and hoppy, very pleasent aroma. Mouthfeel is light and bitter. Taste is very hop prevalent along with citrusy fruit. Bitter, hoppy and bitter. This is one of my go to beers, lots of hops but not real heavy. High ABV on this one so tread cautiously.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Appearance: I poured from a bottle into a Dogfish IPA glass. The beer pours a wonderful amber color that is crystal clear. The head is ivory colored and thick and leaves great, sticky lacing. Overall a very enticing looking brew.

Smell: What immediately hits my nose are notes of grapefruit and lime rind along with a nice nose of hops (Amarillo, maybe?). There are also some interesting spice notes like cumin. The smell is very pleasing and prepares you for a big IPA.

Taste: A deep sip gives you a blast of bitter hops with a rich, malty note that balances the brew. The brew is certainly hop forward, but has a nice complexity that really rounds it out. There is a significant amount of tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, and lemon and finishes bitter with a good bit of interesting spiciness. I get cardamom, dry white wine, and a tiny hint of rosemary as well. For an 8.2% ABV beer, it drinks very smoothly but retains complexity and a wonderful depth of flavor.

Mouthfeel: This beer is medium-bodied and smooth with somewhat mild carbonation.

Overall: I have been getting more into the Lagunitas offerings and the Maximus does not disappoint. It's a great double IPA with lots of bitter hops, wonderful fruitiness, and a complex flavor profile. For a big beer, it drinks smoothly and doesn't have a big kick of alcohol. It's not the best West Coast IPA, but it certainly seems to epitomize everything that's good about them.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,514 ratings.
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