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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden amber color with 3 fingers of white, fluffy head. Sticky lacing.

The nose is full of pineapple, resiny hops, a bit of citrus fruit and just a tad bit of sweet malt.

The flavors are gushing with resiny hop oils that bring notes of tropical and citrus fruits. Juicy. The hop bitterness slowly fades and brings some biscuit-like malt notes.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Sticky and silky.

Overall, this is a very solid, year-round, easily accessible dipa that has great profiles accross the board.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - copper orange and a bit cloudy with a gorgeous frothy head that leaves big rings around the glass and even has a nice pillow that settles around the circumference of glass throughout.

S - Floral and fruity, yeasty and doughy bread smell is prominent. Hops don't take center stage which is a bit of a prelude of things to come...

T - Yeast, dinner rolls, and a soft bit of hops make this beer more reminiscent of a regular IPA or even a pale ale rather than a DIPA. I want more of a hop snap to a double rather than what I get here.

O - Phenomenal appearance and smell, but just average taste lends you to the proverbial set of blue balls with this brew.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

A: Pours a crystal clear deep copper in color with some dark golden yellow highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense beige head that slowly reduces to a quarter finger thick layer covering the surface with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass - showing great retention properties. Huge amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops as well as a lighter amount of pine hops.

T: The beer starts out with a moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness then is then overtaken by the flavors of the hops - first you get the strong citrus/grapefruit/orange and then the light pine. Moderate amounts of biting bitterness in the finish which lingers but not for too long.

M: Just shy od medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a hint of alcohol heat and dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is very enjoyable with a nice combination of hop flavors and aromas and a decent amount of balance to it. Fairly easy to drink with a pretty decent ABV that is well hidden from the taste and smell.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a copper orange color with a 2-finger white head that sticks around until the last sip. I noticed that this beer has some floaters in it (Lagunitas doesn’t filter their beers), but that doesn’t bother me. It also has some alcohol legs, which doesn’t surprise me for an 8.2% beer.

S - The aroma is pine and BIG sweet citrus and pineapple. It also has a bit of resinous hop aroma in there as well.

T - The flavor is pine, sweet caramel maltiness with a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. I also pick up a little bit of a bready maltiness as well.

M - Mouthfeel is nice. Full bodied, sticky.

O - Overall, this is one of my favorite IPA’s. It’s in the top five for sure. Massive hop flavor and aroma and a big malt backbone to balance it out makes this beer one of my favorites.

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