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 flickr.com