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RATINGS: 2100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt that the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh hops and malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth. This is Lagunitas IPA pumped up by about 30%!
IBU: 72.41


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
22 oz bottle. Maximus is a pretty standard, solid hoppy IPA. This is so much better than the regular IPA. But, to call this an imperial IPA is a bit of a stretch in my opinion. Still, this is one of Lagunitas’ better offerings and a solid west coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Maximus is a nice IPA. As others have noted, it is not over the top--especially in this style. The hop aromas are wonderful--as with most IPA’s. The head is very good, hanging around for awhile. The flavor is less hoppy than most IPA’s out there--which makes this an interesting change of pace in the style. The sweetness of this beer is the suprise in my opinion. A slight hint of sweetness peaks through the hop flavor to catch you off guard--in a good way. The finish is nice and clean. A very easy to drink IPA. "

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bomber poured light copper with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing to the end. Sweet hoppy aroma. Hop taste with a hint of pine. I wasn’t getting the citrus/grapefruit that others were. Very good but not mind blowing. Also not enough balls for a IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2006
65 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Cloudy orange colour with a nice creamy head. Very pleasant hoppy citrus aroma. Nice tasty flavour of a lot of hops, speciely citrus and grapefruit, ends up warming from the alcohol. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Extremely sweet aroma of citrus hops and molasses. Fairly well balanced with bitter hop finish and malty undertones. Extremely hoppy on several levels. Good example of a West Coast IPA though not strong enough for an Imperial.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2006
I liked this a lot. Lots of citrus hops and some sweet swedish fish flavor. Good beer and i think it was like $4 for a bomber.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bomber .. Citusry, apricot, light malts, (very slight aroma - head’s in the way) Clear copper. Nice long lasting head, lots of small bubbles, good lacing Malty start w/ a long hoppy(bitter) finish. Good balance Medium-full body, medium carbonation, a bit sticky at the end A tasty, big beer. A nice balance with an emphasis on hops. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2006
22 ounce bottle from BeerandBlues2. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Poured on the lighter side of copper with a billowing, resinous, slightly darker than white head. Very nice lacing. Gobs and gobs of pine and citrus in the aroma. If you get your nose deep enough you get friggin’ Pine-Sol. The flavor is pretty underwhelming. Not really imperial at all. Yeah there’s citrus and pine and its a great drink, just not what I look for. I guess its the price you pay for being a style guy. The palate is fine. Sweet and resinous. I’d really drink this any time, but its not imperial.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
agl108 (794) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark copper with virtually no head and minimal lacing. Nose is hoppy; dominated by west coat hops (cascade?). Flavor is pretty boring for an IIPA. Not much going on here...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2006
22 oz Bottle: Pours a deep golden color with an off white head that remains atop for most of the whole beer and leaves sticky foamy residue all along the side of my shaker glass. Lemon, other citrus, pine, grass, citrus, caramel, wheat ... with the pine and lemon really jumping out at you. The flavor is sweet initially with a hop power bomb in the middle another sweet malt flavor and hop bitterness to finish off. An interesting balance. Some grapefruit, pine, citrus/lemon, caramel flavors. The caramel is suprisingly strong in the flavor. Some bitterness as it warms in standard IIPA fashion, although it gives the impression of a heavily carbonated beer (although there are some seriously small bubbles floating to the top, its not an overly carbonated beer).


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