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RATINGS: 2345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.7
fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Amber color; generous and creamy head. Nice aroma of malt and hops, some fruits and resins. Good malty body, with a light liquorice taste, and an interesting bitterness, without being exaggerated; the hops are quite resiny; in the final the bitterness raisies. Mild emotions.

3.7
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
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.

3.6
Naven (1001) - 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
thebaldwizard (1365) - 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
Metalhead (644) - 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
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
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
Zeswaft (1785) - 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
FlagstoneHill (215) - 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
tjthresh (1872) - 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.


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