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RATINGS: 2155   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - DEC 21, 2002
Definatly one of the better IPAís i have had in awhile. Very well crafted brew that should please most hop heads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Lagunitas Maximus IPA Pours an orange-amber color, fizzy white head. Aromas of apple, pear, hops. First sip reveals more pear, sour blueberry, lingering and savory hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Got a bomber from Binnyís. Ended up trying this at a little warmer that what I would like, but I donít think it will affect my rating. Quite a bit of head, hazy copper color. Full bodied, leaving a slick palate. High malt profile, nice bittering on the back end; no bee-sting nectar but still good. Tons of lacing which caked in rings down the glass. Faint aroma on this. This is good for sipping or slamming, so the drinkability is high on this. High alcohol content is not noticable. I actually thought this was their IPA (first offering Iíve tried from these guys.) But it is thier IIPA, they state itís their IPA upgraded about 30%. Good but not overwhelming. Then I thought why does it have to be big; itís very smooth, so my criticalness ended up melting away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Pours a nice copper-orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is floral and bitter citrus hops and some sweet malts. Oily mouthfeel, balanced taste between sweet malts and bitter citrus hops. Nice beer, and great for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (166) - - OCT 25, 2012
Loses a bit of character as it gets soapier and boozier, but still a decent drink. Good malt character and little to no aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Very nice, in fact, it seemed much better than the last time i tried it. Not the most bitter beers in the world, it actually had pretty good balance despite the name. Highlly recomended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jigglyjock (164) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Mostly diminishing, creamy, off-white head. Extremely hazy amber/brown color which I canít see through even when put up to light. Aroma could be stronger for such a big beer. I detect a small amount of piney hops which is accompanied by a medium maltiness, and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor has a light orange citrus sweetness. The bitterness is very strong, which I very much like, but doesnít have that piney bite which makes it well balanced. Body is more thick than watery, but not as thick as I would prefer. Overall, a execelent IPA, but I would call it a one and a half IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
A nice IPA. I enjoyed this one much more than sierra nevada, but it is not as tight as Stone IPA. Yeasty, citrus, hop flavors throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
very nice yellow&orange color and white head. goes down very smooth. crisp, mild taste which was scrumptious. good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Pours an enticing dark gold, smells of a bit of hops but not as much as I expected, relatively weak on the nose which surprises me as most IIPAs Iíve tried have a great nose. Looking down the ratings already here, it seems like Iím the only one who will score this weak on aroma- maybe my nose is too stuffed? Really just a bland bit of hoppy aroma, nothing special. The label lists 72.41 IBUs, pretty low for a 2IPA. First sip... wow, lots of hop punch, but balanced with a citric sweetness and some malt towards the end. Finishes long, honey/malty, and bitter. Perfect mouthfeel- sticky malt with adequate carbonation. Really, really enjoyable IPA, the best new IPA Iíve tried in months. I want to give this a higher rating but the nose just wasnít there for me. Either way, excellent IIPA, a far better effort than Lagunitasí regular IPA. Recommended for sure.

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