Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,495 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:
5,495
Reviews:
1,545
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,340
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,495 |  Reviews: 1,545
Photo of MrDave
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of kell50
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nobcefus
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Sazz9
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Crystal clear pale amber body with lots of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Foamy slightly off white head that lingers around.

S- Piney hops with a hint of fruit sweetness. Lots of sweet bready malt in the nose.

T- Similar to the aroma. Hints of pine with some sweet fruit and lots of sweet malts.

M- Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, pretty easy drinking.

O- It's no hop stoopid and is more balanced than most other lagunitas offerings. Not bad, but wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of vcoggins
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of rkf1976
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of forestkcary
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jbexphys
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Paul_Apsley
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of myuncle
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of scotorum
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: A clear medium amber grew an inch tall head which receded slowly to a heavy white surface foam.. Moderate lacing towards the end. Excellent!

s: Tangerine notes.

t: Piney hops with citrus undertones. Hop presence is strong but not unpleasantly bitter.

m: Light to medium heft with lots of carbonation. Refreshing.

o: Tasty and easy drinking medium IPA.

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Sark
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- exploding with carbonation, big 2 finger head forming a plateau even after the lightest of pours, looks as creamy as a scoop of ice cream, orange-amber hue

Smell- hops of centennial, citrus notes of lemon peel and tangerine, light hint of caramel and florals too

Taste- You expect hops but get a good malt dose, sweet and grain forward with some hop attack and lingering maltiness on the finish

Mouthfeel- medium/full bodied, smooth and milky yet enough kick to keep you reminded it's an IPA

Overall- An IIPA that hasn't succumbed to the fad of over-hopping

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Photo of irishgreensoda
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Crimsonfloods
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of db12
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of illinimac
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of GeorgeH
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,495 ratings.
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