GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2003 great golden amber color with a very small head. Very hoppy with an exceptional after taste. Lagunitas does not make a bad beer and this is no exception. However i prefer thier standard india pale ale and not the Maximus.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish amber, nice healthy head. Piney citrus very familiar IPA aroma. Very familiar IPA flavors, with an extra kick of hops and alcohol pushing this into the low end of the 'Big Beer' category. Very enjoyable, beginning to like this brewery alot.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Rerate: Lots of different hop flavors abound - full range of pine and citric yumminess. Slight alcohol at the finish. Very enjoyable.
Rich pine aroma. Luscious malty flavor combines with bitter hop resin. Lots of floaties at the end. Delivers what it promises and is very good.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice California IPA but these are beginning to be predictable. Nice fluffy head atop a deep copper ale. First whiff reminded me of grape jelly and I have no idea why. After poured aroma became more hoppy and piney. Smooth and balanced with an adequate hop and malt presence. A litle bitter on the finish but still a decent brew.
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy fruity nose. Orange color. Bitter yeasty fruity flavor with a bitter chocolate finish. Was wanting to like this more, but it was a bit one sided needed more malt for balance.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So i went to San Francisco and my brother (Volgon) sez, "bring me back a buncha beers" so i got this and a bunch more. thank goodness they didn't burst or anything in my luggage from CA to NH. anyways, i like the label of this. Bold...simple...to the point. good aroma, and pretty good hoppy flavor. it was nice overall.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definite citrus overtones in this symphony of hoppiness. A somewhat cloudy color that's sweet and spiced with an IPA being at the center of it's world. If that makes any sense, I just wanna give the DaSilky one a shout out for being an assclown.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a I.B.U. 72.41, O.G. 1.080 Net Contents 1 pint 6 fluid ounces. Barcode number 23830 00003 with Brock, Had out of a chimay glass while the room temperature was a cool 19 degrees celcius, dexter the cat was in the room tossing his own salad, the tv was on channel 30 and Sean sent my 19 meaningless im's. Just so Blake doesn't get one up on me. make that 19. So this was a nice lake water sandy color orange with a healthy head. Good on the citrus with sugar or molassas or something sweet coming thru, even a mild amount of spice. Very malty and extremely hoppy, I feel as if i ate a fucking christmas tree. Has a smooth finish to it. Damn smooth for being so powerful. Nice brew.
WestsideThreat (13) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One sniff and you know you are dealing with a west coast IPA. Light yellowish orange, standard IPA color. Decent brussels lace with a remaining light head down to the bottom of the beer. Alcoholic, you can taste it on the sides of your tongue. Obvious cascade hops linger and linger. Tastay beer but not breathtaking. There are better IPA's to be had.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold copper amber; smells like "kind bud". It tastes like it too. Fruity. SO west coast. A little paper-like aftertaste, probably from too many hops. Hopheads, feed like Jackals...