Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Very Good
5,543 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,543 |  Reviews: 1,553
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

 1,071 characters

Photo of JackieAnton
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Andorel
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of raydas
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of M1k3y
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Paxman1965
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Tristan_E
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of beerasaurusrex
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jlivings757
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Chi-fly
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of inspektor
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of lgmol
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of s35keith
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Le_HopHead
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Lebzilla
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall a GREAT beer from lagunitas. I feel that Little sumpin is a few maybe two notches better. I am somewhat Biased on these beers since I am a professed Hop Head. Maybe you are too. I f you are not and are aspiring then please disregard this and other reviews and go directly to the Little sumpin reviews. You'll be glad you chose it as your first IPA.

 356 characters

Photo of Caskaway
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Alron
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of gmerrick
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,543 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.