Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

5,538 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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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A fairly active swirling pour with cascading carbonation yields a mere fingers worth of slightly whimsical bone white colored head with a bit of a rocky top... Minimal retention gives way to a rich full veil of lace and a moderate collar... Still with no discernible carbonation... The color is a vibrant yet ale golden copper... There is a light glowing red hue when back lit... A slight bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - The aroma is equal parts sweet tropical fruit / citrus and assertive malt base... Loads of sweet orange... Some pineapple... Even a touch of kiwi... Caramel... Toasted malts... Biscuit... Doughy white bread... Good balance...

T - The hops take on a much more earth and piney character on the palate... The take the forefront while the malt sweetness takes a semi backseat... Lots of bread crust and dough... Just a hint of caramel... The finish has a slightly astringent earthy hop presence...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Good carbonation level with just a slight bite... Clean... Crisp... Even and consistent... Very pleasant...

D - Quite approachable... Doesn't pack a huge punch for a American Double / Imperial IPA... This won't "wow" anybody, but it won't turn anybody off either... Won't be my first choice when I'm in the market for a sixer, but I certainly wouldn't turn it down... A notch down from other Lagunitas offering... HIdes the 8.2% ABV exceptionally well...

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3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up super fresh at the brewery a week before opening.

Pours a clear copper with a thin khaki head that laces well (though the amount is lacking in my opinion). Aroma kicks you with pine, tropical fruit, and pineapple. Underneath is a biscuity, honey malt. Some of that tropical fruit carries over to the taste but with a grassiness, followed by wheat bread crust and honey. Bitterness washes in when the previous flavors are receding, which is, again, grassy and similar to unripe fruit (think green banana). Feel is tending slightly towards viscous due to slight undercarbonation in my opinion, finish is slightly sweet.

This is a really solid DIPA, though they have made better in Petaluma for sure. I'd love more of a tropical fruitiness throughout, less biscuit, and less grassy notes.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A big off white to light tan head ever so slowly settles above a clear rich golden colored beer.

Citrus, piney, and light floral hops aroma with a little bit of caramel malts coming through.

A little grapefruit mixed in the citrus blended with piney hops taste that finishes with some light caramel malts that have a hint of sweetness to it.

A dryish aftertaste with light hops lingering on with this medium bodied IPA.

A solid tasting beer, not as bold as Lagunitas Sucks but a decent drink still the same.

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4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a chunky boy, sturdy, hardy, willing to be friends.


He won't love you, he'll give you a damn good time.

This is one of those new-ish beers that satisfy deeply and is very tasty to boot.

Sorry I don't speak your beerspeak, but I try.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,538 ratings
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