Lagu-what? Lagunitas Maximus

Lagunitas Maximus  – 8.2% ABV

For those of you who can’t speak Spanish or have a hard time properly pronouncing some of their words you see, I offer a lesson on that and on a tasty beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company out of Petaluma, CA – Lagunitas Maximus. The side of the label says it is 12 oz of “hops, malt, hops, hops, yeast, hops, water and hops.” Hmm, I think I see a theme here. This Double IPA checks in at 8.2% and offers a nice sweet malt profile with some moderate warming and a crisp, but not overly bitter citrus and pine aroma and finish.

Another line from the label offers sage advice – “Life is uncertain. Don’t sip.” Point taken. Cheers!

Rating – B+

Lagunitas Maximus

Lagunitas Maximus photo by edwin.bautista of

About Jason M

Texas Style - Having grown up down south, I've grown an appreciation for the "bigger is better" mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA's and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I'm an all-the-above kind of guy. I've had a love for all varieties since I was young and that has not changed. Good beer is good beer.

I'm constantly seeking out the latest and greatest new variety, because despite having an old-time favorite beer, drinking the same old flavors over and over gets old. That being said, I've got to try something new, explore my boundaries. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?

Favorite Beers - Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine

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  1. Great beer but with 2 beers you’re on the floor …. you seem like a wine taster, my friend.

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