Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,505 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,505
Reviews:
1,546
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
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138
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1,346
For Trade:
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Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Tasted from a bottle over 15 minutes.
The pour is lovely, with a nice clear orange base and bubbly head that holds on in patches and laces nicely.
Scents are enticing--grapefruit and pine and prominent, as expected. But the kiwi and malt add interesting dimensions.
Unfortunately, I can't agree with others about the flavor. I had a fresh bottle, stored well, with good clarity in the pour, but the stale funk was off putting and detracted from the citrus, floral, and grainy goodness that seem to be holed up in there. It's complex, but the best elements are overshadowed.
Not a bad medium bodied feel, but it is a tad angular and clumsy.
There's so much really good beer out there in this style that I'm sad to report, this brew makes me appreciate the others more. No need for me to go back, especially after having been tempted by the sight and smell and then let down.

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Photo of Kevin-Wieken
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maximus
Lagunitas Brewing Company, California
---from bottle to stemmed tulip glass---

Appearance
Honey gold with a slight haze, thick white head, good lacing.

Smell
Lots of citrus, kiwi, blood orange, mango, pineapple, a little bready. Very bright and fresh!

Taste
Orange pulp-like bitter, warming alcohol bite, slight piney resin, bread.

Mouth-feel
Wet, refreshing, good carbonation, medium body. Very smooth.

Overall
Really good. Just the right amount of alcohol to bounce of the citrucy hops of this beer. This beer makes up for what Lagunitas IPA lacks. Ill get this again.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep, clear golden, almost to an amber. Big head develops in my tulip and sticks around forever. Lacing is very good also. The color on this one is strikingly amber-gold.

S- Bitter hops all the way through here. Hops in this one are mainly piney and sticky smelling. The piney scents are so strong, it makes me think of tree sap almost.

T- Bitter, slight hints of light balancing malts, and more hops bitterness are what you get in this beer's flavor. Hops bitterness is big in the beginning before giving way to some very faint, light malts. Then it moves right back to hops bitterness with some alcohol bitterness mixed in.

M- Thick and sticky on the tongue. This beer's alcohol level can be felt in moderation. Weight on the palate is moderate to heavier, but not too bad. The high hops presence and alcohol presence is the limiting factor in the drinkability of this beer.

Overall, a solid DIPA. Big hops bitterness with very little in the way of a balancing malt act make this a beer for someone that is more of a hop head than me. Still, a good beer.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,505 ratings.
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