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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Smell is a mixture of a citrus , doughy smell with a hint of earthy pine to it

Pours nice with a 2 finger white head with nice lacing , crystal clear beer with almost too much carbonation

The taste is really great at the beginning , bitter and hoppy , then it just falls flat at the end of the drink. Im used to getting the malty sweet aftertaste with a bite of alchohol and its just missing here. After the bitterness and the hops it just drops off to nothing

Over all this is an ok beer at best. Its a pretty beer so the wife says , the smell is great , its just the second half of the drink falls off the map into nothing. I bought a 6 pack fo this but will not purchase anymore , would rather have a couple bombers of Hopstoopid

Edit: After having this beer fresh I am convinced this is a great brew , the flavor is malty sweet with just the right amount of hops , loving it

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours orange amber with about an inch of head, sticks to glass and many bubbles rise.

N - Malty caramel, some piney notes, grapefruit and lightly toasted bread.

T - Candy-like, malt-dominated. Toffee, some caramel, grapefruit and pine hopinness, but not a whole lot.

M - Chewy, highly carbonated, but not so much that it is atypical of the style. Has the resudial-sugar feel of other Lagunitas brews.

O - Overall, this is a good beer. It's like a few of their beers, which drinks like candy with hops. Would pick up another six pack if I were in the mood for some.

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3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into tulip glass

Little to no head, minimal bubbles. Amber color

Smell was piney with some grass. I noticed a slight fishy smell. Since there isn't a date on Lagunitas bottles, it might be old beer.

Taste was bitter and piney, I wasn't able to pick up much diversity here.

Nice mouthfeel, the carbonation opens the palate and the beer has just enough "slickness" for me.

Overall, for me this beer is average for the style. Probably won't buy it again but I'm not upset that I did.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – Pours a clear orange colored brew with some red highlights giving it a nice shine. Upon pouring there is a very small white head that fades quite fast leaving a bit of patchy foam on the surface of the brew and some very light lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is bready and hoppy with a very light level of sweetness. The bready aromas of are of a biscuit and slightly doughy smell while the sweet are of a light caramel smell. The heaviest of the aromas, the hop, are largely of a grapefruit nature mixed with some lighter noted of a pine hop.

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a mix of tropical fruits and a pine hop taste. The pine starts the taste rather strongly and lasts to the middle of the taste where it starts to be overwhelmed in strength by a grapefruit hop taste. While this is occurring the breadiness of the brew gets stronger while the fruit fades and its place being taken place by a light caramel flavor. More toward the end, where the grapefruit is rather strong, some more pine hop comes to the tongue and actually competes with the grapefruit in strength. It is accompanied by some more herbal hop flavors with a slight alcohol taste, which in the end, leaves a rather resinous and moderately drier hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The thicker body really accentuates the resinous hops and more bready flavors that develop more toward the middle. While the higher carbonation suits the fruit and caramel flavors well these are really not the focus of the beer and a slightly lower carbonation level may have been slightly beer for the style.

Overall – A fairly tasty double IPA. It drinks pretty easy and has a decent drier flavor profile (especially at the end of the taste). Overall it is pretty good.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,543 ratings
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