Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
5,518 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle Into a lagunitas mason jar.

A: a copery orange amber with a big two finger slightly off whit head that dissapates nicley and leavs a ton of sticky lacing.

S: tropical fruit hops, pinneapple, mango, passion fruit,
Almost like a tropical fruit punch hop aroma, as the brew warms a bit of sweet caramel starts coming into the mix.

T: much like the nose, a delicious fruit pinch of tropical hoppyness over a lightly caramel sweet malt backbone, very citrusy and delicious, and very well rounded not overly bitter, not overly sweet,
And very refreshing. I get mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, pinneapple and a lot bit of pineyness on the finish. Yum.

M: medium body with nice crisp, creamy carbonation that keep this beer far from syrupy, a slight bitter aftertaste, a little dry on the finish, and very very drinkable and refreshing.

O: this is really good, ima go drink another one.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of jsanford
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear copper with a dense white head that settles to a thin cap, leaving lots of soapy lacing. Pungent aromas of grapefruit, pine resin, pineapple, and mango with a moderately sweet caramel malt profile. More grapefruit and pine resin flavors, with a substantial malt profile. Flavor isn't as big as the nose suggests, but the bitterness is pleasant, and long-lasting. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Not my favorite Lagunitas offering, a touch to big and sticky. Still not bad.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Clear golden/orange. Two inch white head settles shortly, but a quarter inch of it remains. A thick, sticky ring of lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Mango puree, tangerine, honeydew melon, sweet grapefruit pith, and some dank and plant-like scents. Subtle tropical esters. Malt base smells sweet and doughy. The nose is appealing.

T: Mango puree, tangerine, pulpy orange, and a touch of sweet grapefruit open. Melon rind. Light resin bitterness in the background, along with some dank and planty tastes. Tropical esters of pineapple and tangerine are subtle, as is a peppery and spicy alcohol taste. Malt flavors start off doughy, but dry out into grainy and crusty tastes toward the end. Finishes with melon rind, faint tastes of citrus fruits, and a touch of grain.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Creamy. Biting, seltzery carbonation pick it up and make it very crisp and refreshing.

O: A dangerously drinkable beer at 8.2% abv. Very refreshing, and it would even be quaffable if it weren't for its strength (not that it ever stopped me). A vibrant tropical hop character makes it an enticing drink. However, being that the size and bitterness are somewhat tame for what we now expect from an Imperial IPA, it doesn't really stand out above the crowd anymore. That doesn't change the fact that it's a tasty beer at an appealing price ($10.99 six-pack) with wide availability. That's a winning combination.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,518 ratings.
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