Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good IPA. An orangey colour, it pours with a good head that sticks around awhile. Nice sweet, hoppy nose, which also describes the taste. It is a well balanced IPA, though a bit on the strong side. Overall a good choice if you want to try a new IPA.
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12ox bottle....pours a light amber. Toasty malt with pronounced hops. Citrus. A nice, solid IPA. Not overwhelmingly hoppy.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 22 oz bottle: poured into a shaker. really nice deep golden color with a modest creamy head. doesnt smell as hoppy as i expected but, pretty nice. feels goon in my mouth- thick creamy and alittle sticky. tastes pretty malty and very hoppy. its a really mellow double ipa but i like it alot still.
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - MAY 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head, no lacing. Smells like... not much, actually - subtle caramel and citrus. Yellow amber color. Lots of malt, hides the booze well. Not very impressed with the hop presence here. Meh. Too thin - goes down like water. Very bitter on the finish but doesnít linger. Overall disappointing but generally what I expected from Lagunitas. Price is nice though!
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice change from the current streak of winter beers. Pours a clear orange with a nice beige head, with plenty of lacing as it goes down. Very strong citrus aroma with floral undertones. Flavor is "grapefruity", spicy--strongly ginger, nice and not overly complicated. Finishes sweet at first, a nice change from most DIPAs, but hits with a good bit of bitterness just as it goes down. Good and strong (but didnít remove my enamel, thankfully).
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Props to shakespeare33 for hooking me up with this one. Lagunitas went in an interesting direction with their DIPA, much more character and personality than their traditional IPA. Smells of sweet caramel, and syrupy hoppiness, like Dogfish Head but not as intense. Pours a deep golden amber, so fresh and so clean. Palate shot is a respectable hoppy bitterness, but with balance. I typically look for a hop overload with bite but Iím digging the subtle strength of the Maximus. Less San Diego citrus hop domination, more English/East Coast, malt and caramel sweetness. I dig this better than 90 Min or Hop Juice, etc...well balanced, tasty and robust without overdoing it. Bet its great on cask.
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear lite amber with 1 finger off-white head. leaves nice sparse lacing. Smell is floral sweet hops Hops, fruit and citrus. Taste is Hops up front, mild fruit and citrus sweet notes and nice mildly creamy malts. Hits your tongue with hop bite and dryness, moderate zesty carbonation, feels clean and refreshing. A good brew...Hops up front but not overdone, a pretty nice balance. Iíd buy again, and again!
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavor is citrus hops, resiny mouthfeel, not as itense as i thought it was going to be, but very good
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled and delicious. A red-orange toned beer with minimal head. Aroma and taste share similar characteristics: sweet citrus, a bit bready, and blatant hops. Healthy carbonation. The 8.2% really starts showing its true colors after it spends some time warming up. Great DIPA!
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erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily clean pour. Pine resin and orange peel aroma. Caramel backing. Tastes like pine needles, grass. Heavy-medium body. Chewy and sticky. A cold IPA, lacking significant floral or spice character. Strictly summer.