Lagunitas IPA Maximus

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Type: American IPA
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  • 07.50% 
  • 1007/3686 
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At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh Hops and Malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth.

Alcohol 7.5% by volume
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  • Jan 23, 2012
    TheCorkStops (70)Rank: Beer Amateur
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    As I explore the world of beer (and my new-found taste for the hops) I thought another double IPA from Lagunitas Brewing Company "Maximus" was in order. Plenty of quality bars have this monster on tap and it has been bottled in 22oz bottles in the past, but currently the 12oz bottle in 6-packs has become the standard. At about 8% abv, a 6-pack of Maximus probably has as much alcohol as a 12-pack of the Silver Bullet, so light beer drinkers beware!

    The Maximus pours out a nice reddish-orange hue, crystal clear, with a nice full one-finger foam on top. Bright ivory in color, the foam is lively and leaves behind a nice sticky lacing. The aromas are bright and zesty, full of citrus, floral and grapefruity hops. The aromas are bountiful, but very soft in nature; this is one of the sweetest/most pleasant smelling IPAs I've ever put my nose in.

    On the palate the Lagunitas Maximus is very similar to the aromas. Very bright and flavorful hops are dominated by a very soft, smooth, and citrusy style of hops. There's a slight hint of spice in the mid-palate, with a touch of malty sweetness on the back-end. Much the same way that DFH 90 Min is a hoppy yet sweeter style IPA than the 60 Min, this Maximus brew is a little bit on the sweet side. Despite being rated at over 70 IBUs, the Lagunitas Maximus DIPA is quite easy to drink, and verges on refreshing.
  • Mar 1, 2011
    madcaddie_foley (37)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Georgia Guzzlers
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    Poured a huge head (perhaps I was a bit to vigorous). It pours an orangish-amber colour. It smells a bit floral perhaps rosy, with a touch of an alcohol scent. Not bad but not great either. Doesn’t come off as your typical IPA especially not a DIPA, it has a starts with a citrus-hop flavour and it comes off a bit spicy, the malts can be tasted in the middle and it ends a little sweet almost bread-y. Not super smooth or “easy” to drink but still I think it’s worth a try. I haven’t had a Lagunitas I wouldn’t recommend.
  • Feb 23, 2010
    FilmDude (5)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Northwest
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    Initially introduced to Maximus while working on music project with a friend of mine (who makes awesome homebrew and did the score for our short film "Deep Blue"), Maximus is one of my favorite beers. It amazingly blends smooth, sweet, and bitter together unlike any other beer I’ve ever had and even my wife (not a fan of IPA's) really liked it.

    With a rich caramel color that is quite clear and a decent head in the glass. Maximus isn't overly carbonated and the strong hop presence is balanced nicely with a sweet aroma. As any with any IPA, the hops arrive early and stay late while a slight fruity/citrus flavor sneaks in here and there. Everytime I pour a pint I am always amazed how well it all blends together.

    Since Maximus packs a hearty 7.5% alcohol by volume and plenty of hop kick at 72 IBU’s, this is a beer to enjoy, not to chug. This is one for all the "hop heads" out there and anyone interested in trying an IPA for the first time.

    Cheers!