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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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- perfectly clear orange/gold, with a pillowy white head on top. Laces fantastically.

S- Lots of tangerine, with some tropical and pine notes.

T- Pretty big hit of bitterness up front, retreats quickly into sweet ripe notes of tangerine, mango, guava, with just a touch of pine resin. There's certainly sugar added to this brew, you can really taste the similarities to DFH 90min in that respect. Just a bit of detectable alcohol.

M- Heavy side of medium bodied, and syrupy (again, sugar is certainly added to the brew). Dries well on the finish.

O- This brew is a triumph of cost vs. quality. It's downright cheap for a DIPA, and the quality you get it top notch. I may be in the minority, but I find this more enjoyable than sucks.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. 341 3 bottling code, so nearly 4 weeks old...not too bad at all.

A: Light, clear copper/orange. One finger white head. Dissipates to about a half finger, but retains from there. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Smells heavily of marijuana, grapefruit, oranges, raw hop pellets. Very strong herbal/citrus smell going on.

T: More marijuana and orange in the taste. Familiar Simcoe cat pee is also present. There's also a slight bit of hop spiciness, as well. I'm guessing there is Cascade, a lot of Simcoe, and Willamette as far as hops go. This mixture is always good. Sweet malt base underneath. There is also the recognizable Lagunitas yeast signature, as well. Touch of alcohol at the end.

M: Slightly thicker than medium. Moderate to low carbonation. Burns slightly on the way down.

O: Definitive dank DIPA and a classic Lagunitas brew. Very well-priced and widely available. Get this one fresh.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice bright vibrant gold, copper, orange. Mild off white head, 2 finger head. Nice retention.

S - Nice fruit tones of mango, pineapple, oranges, very vibrant citrus notes. A very inviting pine dryness. Nice biscuit dryness tones.

T - Bitter up front, sweetness in the middle, dry to finish. A more in depth look will reveal a different taste than what is smelled. Very mild in the dimensions of the hops.

M - Heavy body, carbonation is a bit dense, very dry going down.

O - A good beer. Not the best DIPA out there. Very boozy and Malty at times. I wish the hops shined through more. But all in all, it is very floral, and easy to drink. I will have it again.

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