Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours slightly coppery golden color with a small head and lots of carbonation. Head is off white. Smell is beautiful. It is exactly the rich, piney floral hoppy aroma that I want to fill my olfactory system. I could smell this all day, but I'll drink it instead.

Taste is surprisingly muted compared to the smell -- still quite good. Nice balance of citrusy sweetness, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel is light but slightly sticky. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark, golden brown hue. Pours about a 1 finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick blanket. Plenty of persistent spider web lacing.

S: Pine, honey, and raisin.

T: Hoppy and sweet. Great combination, of pine nuts, black licorice, honey, lemon extract, and raisin. Tastes like is smells.

M: Thick and syrupy. Sweet in the front, dry and bitter afterwards. The sweetness works well to balance out the intense hops. Very well done. Bitterness and sweetness remain. There is something of synthetic residual.

D: Sip and enjoy. The hoppiness will demand it.

Atmosphere is great. Golden brown hue, with a frothy head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is a full combination of pine, with sweet notes. Flavor is a well balanced hoppy concoction of bitter and sweet components. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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

A - Medium orangey gold with a pillowy off white head that's soap-foamy around the edges and lasts quite a while and settles down to a low island. Enough lacing to make a doily.

S - Substantial piney hops on top of pungent sweetish malt

T - Pretty much the same as the aroma

M - medium bodied and a little sticky with a hint of abrasion and a faint hint of lingering sting on the lips

O - A pretty classic DIPA in the sense that it's about what you'd expect from the category. It fills the bill when you're craving a DIPA without going off in any odd directions. That also means it's not exactly notable. But it is well done. Hop Stoopid is a good bit better and more unique.

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12oz : tulip

Pours an amber/orange with a thick, off white foamy head with nice retention and lacing.

Big resiny and citric hops in the nose. Not sure if they're used but it seems to have some Summit hop characteristic. The palate has the same resiny and citric hops as the nose, with the addition of a faint sweet, tropical fruit finish.

Medium body, medium-light bubbly carbonation.

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Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 5,584 ratings