Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
5,524 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 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass. Bottled dated 06/12, served March 4th, 2013.

Pours your natural amber color with heavy tiny bubbles on the body with somewhat subtle head maybe half an inch. Slightly off-white with sticking even lacing settling quick after two sips.

Smell: Malty scent, light but very likeable.

Taste: A complexity to it that should not be taken for granted. Comes off with grapefruit skin, rich caramel and a rough pine feel that makes you feel you are consuming raw pine. You feel the "sweetness" that is oh so bitter and yummy.

Mouth: A real nice malty finish that is a slight step above the norm. Medium and beyond easy to lust.

Overall: I have had this before and yes I will be buying it again and again. Malty and rich of a light caramel texture becomes addicting. After reviewing a sub-par DIPA this is what it at minimum should all be tasting like. Grab a snifter and a piece of cheddar and treat yourself to quality. Salud!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-huge white head when poured aggressively,wonderful copper color, great lacing. 4.5

Aroma-pine, grapefruit, orange peel, watermelon, fresh cut grass, nothing stands out everything balanced. 4

Taste-creamy orange, lemon drop, apricot, pineapple, hint of strawberry, a little honey, nothing spectacular. 4

Feel-medium bodied, coats palate well, very little bitterness for a double, easy to drink at first but begins to get heavy as it warms. 3.5

Overall-for the price this is a wonderful value double. It's not a ball buster like a lot of doubles out there, this one goes in the opposite direction being very drinkable. Lagunitas is slowing becoming one of my new favorite breweries simply because they make good beer for a value price. I'm looking forward to trying their other offerings. 4

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4.87/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a copper color with a half finger of a off white head, really good looking stuff.

Smell is huge tropical and citrus, almost a honey like sweetness in there, a little floral in the back.

Taste is dank citrus and tropical fruits, caramel sweetness, bitter grapefruit, finishes with a bite of bitter pine.

Mouthfeel is medium full with the perfect amout of carbonation for the style, very drying at the end.

As I have said many times I do prefer this to Sucks slightly, to me the hops are just as good but it has a bigger malt backbone that gives it a sweet complexity just not found in Sucks... Probably my second favorite DIPA.

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

Fresh bottle poured in a teku glass

A: Crystal clear dark orange with a pillowy, foamy substantial white head.
S: Upon cracking it open huge fresh pine and bitter sugared grapefruit peel wafted out. As it settled the aroma became less intense, sadly; however, still great. Grapefruit and pine bitterness, tropical fruit sweetness, and some notable caramel to finish it off. Juicy but dry.
T: Full of flavor. Smacked with pine and grapefruit bitterness first, then sweet citrus and caramel. Finishes dry
P: Nice, refreshing, medium bodied appropriately carbonated ipa.
O: This is a damn good beer when fresh. Well balanced west coast style

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

Seen this for a long time and never had an inclination to pick it up. I'm guessing this isn't the freshest it can be, though.

A: Golden-yellow with some floating sediment and a huge, soapy, frothy, white head. Hangs around for a while leaving behind tons of lace. Settles into lumpy, bubbly foam that is very appealing. Great looking beer.

S: Piney, tropical, resiny hops. What else would you expect from Lagunitas? So citrusy and pungent that it almost smells artificial.

T: Huge citrusy and floral hops. Big time. Delicious amount of resiny hops that don't overpower. Seems to be enough malt in the finish to keep it from being a palate wrecker. Booze is non-existent. A seriously awesome example of how citrus-heavy hops can make a beer so enjoyable. Not necessarily a one-sided DIPA but it's the typical Lagunitas hop if you're into hop bombs, this should please any discerning palate.

M: As smooth as a Double IPA can be. Huge, resiny hops. Pretty dry and the carbonation is spot-on. Refreshing and seriously delicious.

O: Ended up being pretty darn fresh and tasty. I knew I would like this but the BA score turned me off, so...another exmaple of why not to always trust the BA score. I should have known better. This is a must-try for any craft beer lover and especially the hop heads out there. Lagunitas does it again!

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,524 ratings.
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