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RATINGS: 2204   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2503) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
Orange-amber in colour, creamy beige tinged head, great lacing with about 1cm of sediment in the bottom of my glass. The aroma is of piney hops, caramel malts, some light alcohol, orange and grapefruit. The flavour is quite piney, lots of caramel sweetness, some orange citrus, earthy. Thick and chewy mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes long with some alcohol warmth and lots of hops. Pretty good, I was surprised by the large amount of sediment.

650ml bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. No Best Before date.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2938) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
650ml brown bottle. Deep gold colour, full thick, white head, lots of sticky clinging foam. At first pine jumps out in the aroma, then lighter citrus notes, lemon and grapefruit, malt is barely there. Slight initial fruiiness, sweet orange, light caramel malt sweetness in the middle, finishes with abundant pine/grapefruit hop flavours, bittereness is moderate in intensity but long lasting. Medium creamy body, cabonation is light and soft. Alcohol is not noticable at all. This was my first Imperial/Double IPA, it was not quite as bold as I was expecting, but I was not disappointed. Rather I found it strong, hoppy and flavourful without being imposing. Will be returning to this beer often.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Pours copper with a dense off-white head that gives very nice lacing. The aroma has lots of floral and grapefruit hops with some spiciness and only enough malt to lightly balance the hops. Medium body with some fairly sharp carbonation. The taste starts with woody hops that are not harsh like many along with the floral and grapefruit traits on the aroma. The finish has lots of woody / piney hops with a touch of tree bark. This tastes to me like a middle ground between IPAs and IIPAs - solid effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2006
The Maximus is indeed a beer to be reckoned with. It pours a medium amber color, crested by an average, fizzy off-white head. A mostly diminishing head leaves fair lacing in its wake, as your eyes peer down into the sparkling body below. Aroma is of moderate flowery hops and light yeast, with a presence of alcohol. Initial taste is moderately sweet, which caught us off guard, but we were slapped back into reality with a moderately bitter finish. Medium on the mouth, it has a watery texture with soft carbonation. A moderate alcohol tinge is left behind to remind you that this is not a light beer. Dog gone good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 12oz Bottle. Pours orange with a creamt off white head. Piney hop and rich malty aroma. Initial flavor of toffee, caramel, toasted malt. The middle is bitter and piney. Fruity and juicy hop finish, with more malt and some hints of alcohol. Not bad. One of the more maltier beers from Lagunita. I drank this twice, once in a bomber and the other in a twelve ounce bottle. The bomber was better IMO. This is probably my favorite beer from them, and I would have no problem buying this again, especially at the price they charge for it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Wow... Iíve died and gone to hop heaven. Great hop bite with a hint of maltiness. Alcohol is subtle but noticeable. Very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
bottle. golden color. large head. nice hops in aroma and taste. soft and creamy hops. not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3950) - - OCT 29, 2006
hoppy aroma. orange colored. large frothy, off-white head. very nice hop and malt blend. very good IIPA. iíll have another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2006
22 oz. bottle on 10/20/06. Gold pour with a large off white head. Fresh grainy aroma with nice citrus notes. Medium body with just the right carbonation, and a slightly resinous mouthfeel. Good sweet caramel backbone that is beautifully balnced with spice and citrus hop flavors that brings it to a pleasing dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Aroma is floral, pine and citrus hops with a deep caramel malt sweetness beneath. Body is a murky orange/caramel color and holds a creamy and lassting white head. Bitter piney hop fore with some milder grapefruit notes and a big dollop od syrupy caramel sweetness that runs through all flavor ranges. Decent as this style goes, but the hops become distracting to my palate after a short time.


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