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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Clear copper pour. Decent head with lots of lacing

S- Good balance between hops and pine aroma. Slight grapefruit citrus notes in the background. Superb smelling IPA

T- Follows the smell. Hoppy pine right of the bat. Spicy floral flavors are present as well. I don't taste much citrus as the spice, hop and pine dominate but that's a good thing in this beer. Extremely well balanced. All around a great traditional IPA flavor. One of the better IPA's I've had.

M- Not a lot of carbonation. Very smooth, drinkable beer. Very balanced again.

I have to say this is another rockstar Lagunitas IPA. I am in love with Sucks and now Maximus. I actually like Lagunitas Imperial and Double IPAs much better than the their regular. Maximus is perfectly balanced. Tons of great hop/pine/spice flavors that are in perfect proportion. This brew also has very little bitterness so perhaps it would be a good IPA for people looking to expand their tastes. A definite go-to IPA for me now. I would buy this over pretty much any other IPA out there.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured almost two fingers of head on a clear, bubbly medium straw colored body. Low head retention though.
The smell is amazing. Bright lemon and grapefruit in a big pine forest. Love it.
The taste is nice. Mild lemon bitterness with a stronger pine bitter. Quite a step down from where the smell led me.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It smells incredible, it tastes good.

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