Lagunitas Maximus

Lagunitas Maximus

Rated 3.737 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Petaluma, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

8.2% Alcohol by Volume

72 International Bittering Units

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ID: 3712 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank838
Overall Percentile98.2
Style Rank78 of 1749
Style Percentile95.5
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score4.9
Average Score3.769
Weighted Score3.737
Standard Deviation0.382

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  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.8 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Clear amber pour with a thin head that retains and laces well. Pleasant, refreshing and drinkable imperial ipa. It's a little on the sweet side with breaded and caramel malt, lemon, resinous hops, a bit of spice and earthy notes. Medium slick mouthfeel. Don't really taste the 72 ibu.

  • CHOPZ 5489 reviews
    rated 3.3 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    6-pack from the LCBO. Pours a clean amber colour with a big warm cap, great retention and creamy-foamy lacing. Grassy hop aromas with citrus over caramel malts. Sweet malty taste with lots of herbal notes. This Imperial IPA goes down nicely, but it is a little rich in the middle. Thankfully, the finish is lightly dry and helps this.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is the first review posted for 2012 !!! This brew is one of the best "grocery store" brands out there. Full flavored, lots of hops and a good helping of ABV. Have a Great 2012

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I picked this one up from the Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA. This beer is a bit overrated. I LOVE Lagunias but this one fell falt for me. It's not overly hoppy or malty. It's actually kind of watery ... surprising but true. I hate saying that about a favorite brewery. All bones aside, I'd drink it again any day of the week ... it's still better than BMCs.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Rootbeer? Sprite? Bitter but despite IBU 72, seems light. Easy drinking. Simple and flavourfull, bit woody, maybe a light earthy note. slight spice, super subtle. Citrus lurking. Saltwater taffee? Seems a touch burnt, like the most minor thing ever, but its the element that I like the most. Forgettable really

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    From Firefly. Poured a rocky white head over a body of clear, rich copper. Aroma was pleasingly hopped, and the flavour was satisfyingly hopped and bitter. Full, smooth mouth.

  • CYBERCAT 9920 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale orange-tan head. Aroma is strongly hoppy and somewhat fruity. Strongly hoppy flavor is a little bitter and has tones of banana and apple as well as a whisper of sweetness that complements the bitterness rather than fighting it. Texture is smooth, edgy and tingly.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A murky orange colored beer. A medium sized frothy textured, white head rises above. The lacing that appears shortly after is a tin film and ringlet. Big, in your face pine hops with peppery notes in the nose. The body is creamy, moderately robust. The flavors are more drawn back a step with the same pine hops, pepper notes and sweet undertone making this a very drinkable quaff.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks JS). Deep orange colour with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is bigtime pine, fruits, some slight grassyness as well. Flavour is quite much the same. Big time hoppyness, but still in a quite good balance.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nose has a bit of a floral scent, along with hints of grape fruit and oranges. It has a bit of a bittery bit, but if you got flavor buds like me you say a little bit more bitter is a bit better. But it's really not that bitter. But bitter enough. This beer does have a definite distinction that I just can't really describe. Reminds me of a more mild grass roots by great lakes. Definitely worth a tasting, even funner yet, once you get to know it, try a blind tasting.

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