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 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- No glass available so the bottle must do.

S- Not much nose from a short neck but citrus hops with grapefruit come through.

T- Strong hop bitterness in the way of grapefruit comes on first. Orange and lemon too. A mild malt flavor tries to balance but is underpowered for such an aggressive adversary. Fortunately the hops do the job on their own.

M- Medium bodied and easy to drink for 8.2%. Good carbonation and feel.

O- Outstanding brew. Wonderful flavor. Can't go wrong with one. Try it if you haven't.

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

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Golden and orange tones, about 1 finger white head, nice intricate lacing

Smell - Big hop characteristics detectable, tropical fruits, grapefruit, mango, orange, tangerine, light pine, nice floral aromas.

Taste - Spicy tropical fruit, starts with a citrus fruit flavor that leads you into a peppery spiciness that is quite pleasant, not overwhelming. The taste settles with a resinous pine type bitterness but still carries citrusy characteristics as well as the pepper notes.

Mouthfeel - Medium/full bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing.

Overall - Good beer. Very well rounded in all categories, looks good, smells nice, full flavor, and definitely refreshing. Enjoyed.

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4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Revision based on a new impression. This was one of the beers that made me a fully committed beer geek. For a while it was the beer I named as my favorite. On recently revisiting it, I found it not as impressive as I had thought, though still brilliant. The beer poured a pale gold with a solid head. The aroma was citrus forward, with a little of the characteristic Lagunitas funk in there. The flavor was bitter, but not as much as I had remembered. It is citrus forward, with a pleasant pine background. Despite my mild disappointment on revisiting, I still love this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Try pronouncing it with a Sean Connery accent. Sounds like a beer you don't want to mess with. Glad I did! Nice copper color with an off-white head. Lace that stuck like glue to the glass. Incredible citrus and floral hop aromas. It's a DIPA but is really well balanced. Also higher on the ABV but no bite from the alcohol content. Medium+ carbonation and less than average viscosity. This is a very sessionable DIPA in my opinion. Next time I'm going for the growler fill. PS - I paired it with some roast antelope which is a bit gamey, they both worked well together.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer to stock in the fridge! Has good malt balance with hop balance. My every day IPA! Golden amber color with nice weight. If you want a bit more body to the regular IPA you must try.Just got a 1/6 keg to go in the Kegerator and cant wait to tap into.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,562 ratings
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