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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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bnes09
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent copper color. Half finger of head on the pour. Patchy retention and solid, sticky lace lines.

Malty rye bread aroma. Hints of pine and herbs.

Dense malt backbone, lots of rye character. Spicy, herbal hop character. Pine and cloves. Hint of honey sweetness underneath. For an IPA, the flavor is pretty heavy on malt and spices.

Full bodied. Slightly gritty texture. Highly carbonated. Slightly dry finish.

Not bad but not exactly what I look for in an IPA. It good for something different though.

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Photo of brurevu
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my tasting notes: It poured a golden amber with a strong fruity hop aroma. The Maximus had a good grapefruit hopiness with a sweet malt backbone that helped round out the flavor. This is a really nice IIPA that is more on the citrusy hops side. I am having trouble finding a bad Lagunitas beer, and the Maximus may be my favorite so far.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass with very little head and not much lacing. Very hop forward nose consisting of grapefruit and some tropical notes. The flavor was more of the same with tropical fruits, grapefruit, and some booze standing out. The mouthfeel was syrupy with a hint of carbonation. Overall, this is a good double IPA that was fill in for Sucks.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kgrubb1224
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of guttervan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Hops4Pops
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A: Aggressive side pour into a 12 oz taster glass. Giant, slightly off-white head very slowly receding. Super sticky lacing. A beautiful golden color with particles seen.

S: Hops, sweet malt, citrus, grapefruit.

T: Very nice hops and sweet malt malt well balanced and upfront. Some serious bitterness on the back end and finally a barely detectable alcohol. I taste some breadiness in there too.

M: Smooth and creamy up front with the hops following up and finally a nice warmth from the alcohols

O: This is a great example of a Double IPA. The alcohol is well hidden and I like the price point. Also I keep on wanting to take another sip even though on the bottle it says "Life is Uncertain. Don't sip. This is a great beer at a nice price point. I need to keep a few around. A very nice and unusually unique example of a DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Thedaver4220
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,564 ratings
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