Maximus | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,495 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,495
Reviews:
1,545
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
1,342
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,495 |  Reviews: 1,545
Photo of Thecalmdrinker
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden-amber color
Smell is lovely, clean, apricot. Mild nose, at least at 46F.
Taste is complex, bitter, classic. Evolves a lot in the mouth. Apricot and citrus. A bit malty. Doesn't quite come together as great.
Mouthfeel is very good indeed.
Finish is long, bitter in a slightly astringent way.

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Photo of GlennWB
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice balance between malt and hops. On par with Dogfish 90

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber double with nice heading. Great hoppy grapefruit smells which carries into the flavor. Slick texture medium body. Delicious hop feast in this proper double IPA.

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Photo of smutty33
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Beergium. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 4x13. Deliciously resinous fruity juice. Thick body with alcohol well hidden

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

Photo of Tbulling
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikr
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear amber color with lots of carbonation bubbles. There was a mousse-like head that lasted for a long time. The beer had a nice aroma of mild alcohol, floral hops, slight fruit and citrus smells, and maybe a little spice. No noticeable malts. Lots of floral hop flavor and then flavors of citrus fruits. It has a nice sweetness and ends with a nice creamy feeling. The bitterness is not overwhelming and the beer isn't as dry as typical with this style of beer. Great IPA flavors but very smooth and refreshing at the same time.

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Photo of stebbi7833
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hogrider
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BookerT75
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shreyas
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzedup
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmare_1
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jphipps83
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Maximus from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,495 ratings.
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