Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
5,525 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pour to Heavy Seas tumbler. Good gold/orange color with slight haze . Nice 2 finger head settles to solid ring with spots of floating lace with attractive lacing on side of glass
S- big malty biscuit and citrus hops aroma - smells delicious.
T- Sweet slap of grain that flows into the middle with good hops bite coming on strong . Citrus and melon flavors are real nice. Complexity is present with the malt and hops fighting for the upper hand with definite alcohol warming present. This one has the expected Lagunitas malt forward taste that I like / along with plenty of bitterness for Hop Heads.
M- medium bodied and balanced carbonation.
O- Really like this DIPA, and I recommend and will look for again. This is my second time with it. Much better than the first which was probably too old and got hot in my car.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Available now regularly in NJ 10.99 a six. Not quite as good as locally brewed Carton 077xx, so why support the transportation x country. But still a great beer if you live on West Coast.

A: Bottle poured into a Leffe Chalice, results in a photo perfect crowned 1 finger head that lasts and full rings of lace round the glass is it goes down. Clear amber honey color. Great looking.

S: Well developed aromas of citrus and pine resin hops. Some fruit. Slightly sweet, inviting, went well with pizza.

T: The taste follows smell and is dominated by citrus hops with pine resin in the finish. Perhaps not enough malt presence. There's good complexity and suggestions of pepper, spice, fruit, peach?, caramel with strong bitter tingle, and a clean finish with just a bit of alcohol sting. A little hop stink, and a little original metallic zing.

M: Light to medium, rightly carbonated, good finish. OK body weight.

O: Extremely hoppy DIPA. Tingly, a bit sweet, friendly, not much lost in the stronger style as sometimes happens. Not quite as full bodied or serious as others like STONE, etc.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep amber with a medium soapy head that hangs out for a few minutes. fairly light nose altogether; pine, light syrup, orange pulp (cascade hops?) and floral citrus hops. superb nose, light and fragrant. taste; follows the nose, with the hops biting hard and countered a touch by the sweet malts. some light strawberry as well. good carbonation, and great balancing. the floral hops and orange pith in the aftertaste really stand out here. i think the nose wins out over the taste on this beer, and may actually be my favorite ipa nose. either way, top shelf!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : A nice orange amber color with a nice two finger frothy head at the top, leaves a nice sticky lacing around the glass as you drink this one.

S: A nice caramel nose, with hints of grapefruit and brown sugar, nice roasty malts as well.

T: Lots of candy flavors here, caramel is very present, a good mixture of malts and hops, and good amount of grapefruit flavors.

M: Medium bodied, a fair amount of carbonation and slight stickyness as well.

O: This was a unique DIPA, very sweet from what I am normaly used to but not bad at all, nice refreshing taste and well balanced.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,525 ratings.
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