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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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into tulip

Clear copper golden pour with a crop of white head resting on top. Fades slowly, retaining with bubbled film and leaves spotted, patchy lacing on the glass.

Piny citrus nose with bitter hops, grapefruit peel and a faint dash of tropical fruit. Bready malts, light honey sweetness, soft warmth.

Pleasant, yet aggressive bitterness on the tongue right up front. Punchy citrus and grapefruit with a spike of piny resin. Bready malts, toasted grain, caramel and honey. Alcohol warmth pokes through, finishing bitter and dry.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, bubbly and sticky on the tongue. Solid West coast DIPA, plenty of hop character, although this isn't my favorite from them.

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

A-orange amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, pine, citrus, floral hints

T-toasted bread, grapefruit, orange, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice DIPA but would prefer a little more hops and a little less malt

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a clear orange-ish white with a massive three finger off-white head. Leaves great amount of large spiderweb-like lacing.

S - Banana, Mango, slight grapefruit, kiwi, lemon. Smells very tropical and delicious.

T - Mango upfront, small amounts of grapefruit, mango in the middle, and more mango in the finish. Slight amounts of malt also makes it's way through. Exactly the taste I want in an IPA.

M - Light bodied with heavy, cold carbonation. Sits perfectly.

O - Overall, a fucking delicious IPA. Seriously great. Holy shit is this wonderul. I will definitely have this one again. Best , most perfectly balanced beer I've ever had. Hands down a Heavyweight champ right here. I've been advocating beer for the past 8 months to find something this great and I finaly have. Thank you Lagunitas!.

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3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice medium amber, with a 2-finger head that lasts.
Aroma is mild citrus, neither hoppy nor malty.
Taste is a pleasantly caramel sweetness. But is this really a DIPA?
Is it possible for a DIPA to be too well balanced? Neither hoppy nor malty? This DIPA is so well balanced that neither hop nor malt dominate. It's just a pleasantly chewy sweet ale.
Damned with faint praise? Yes. I'd much prefer a Marshall Wharf "Cant Dog". Or a Rising Tide "Calcutta Cutter". Or a Weyerbacher "Double Simcoe".

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