460. Maximus

460. Maximus

I purchased this at Downtown Wine a & Spirits last week. I let this warm to around 50ยบ F and served it in one of my Duvel tulips.

Beer Stats:

Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Alcohol: 7.5%
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: American Double IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.5): Pours a clear, reddish copper with a sudsy, beige head that thins to a persistent film, coating the inside of the glass.

Smell (3.5): A mix of sugary caramel and resiny, floral hops.

Taste (3.5): Toasty and sweet malts are evident upfront, but remain present throughout. There are hints of raw sugar, but little of the caramel that I noticed in the aroma. The finish is significantly bitter with resiny and citrusy hop flavors. There's also a peppery and alcoholic spiciness in the finish.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Medium-bodied, tingly carbonation, with a slick oiliness.

Drinkability (3.5): Very hoppy with evident alcohol.

Overall (3.7): A decent Double IPA. It's definitely very hoppy, which I sometimes find to be overpowered by malts in DIPAs. Not the best, but good nonetheless.

Labels: , ,