Whether you’re sprachgefühl or you think it’s all a bunch of omphaloskepsis, we know craft beer terminology can be a bit complicated. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered. In our continuing series of Beer 101 longreads, the master brewers of Lagunitas breakdown all you need to know about Double IPAs… or is it DIPAs? Colossal IPAs? Read all about it…Read more
Robusticus. Yet smoothicus.
Colossal Double IPA
There is a tide in the affairs of big, “Double” IPAs which posits that a flood of hops leads to a fortune in liquid. In our XXV+ years of brewing big IPAs we’ve learned this to be mostly true, with one big caveat: balance is everything. We believe Maximus to be exactly that. Et tu?
Maximus Colossal IPA is a hoppy balance of spice, floral and berry notes from the massive dry-hop bill on a bed of smooth malted wheat, biscuity Munich malt, and English Crystal for a burnt-sugary snap.
Beer math on ABV is pretty straightforward. The higher the ABV, the more alcohol in the beer. See, no rocket science necessary.300
Generally speaking, a high IBU beer will have a more bitter taste than a lower IBU beer.
The OG measures solids in the wort before fermentation to consistently arrive at the same alcohol content of a beer. Pretty neat, huh?
Serving Size 12 fl. oz. (355ml)
- Amount Per Serving
- %Daily Values*
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Total carbohydrate 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
A major component of hop aroma is geraniol, a primary player in the aroma of geraniums. This compound really comes through, complementing the other hop flavors perfectly.
Similar to our IPA, “C” hops provide a full range of citrus flavors, from orange juice to grapefruit rind.
The elevated levels of hops and alcohol in this beer allows more flavors to shine through, bringing notes of dark berries and nectarines to play off the floral and citrus notes.