Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by 02maxima:
4.6/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler from the GBX poured into stemless wine glass.
Amber appearance with a deep reddish hue. Very clear. Quarter-inch head the settled quickly into a thin collar of small bubbles and a dusting of tiny bubbles on the surface.
Grapefruit and other tropical smells dominate the nose. A hint of pine and some booze also come through.
A big sweet double that tastes a lot like it smells. Citrus, pine and booze. The malt comes through in the middle and the finish is bitter and smooth. Alcohol warms all the way down.
Medium carbonation that feels good in my mouth.
This is an awesome double ipa. I can't get enough of the might maharaja but I'll probably limit myself to two tonight. If it wasn't a school night I would take down the entire growler.
Serving type: growler
08-30-2011 00:56:54 | More by 02maxima
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Off white head, dissipated quickly, nice lacing throughout review. Orange, red, deep amber...not cloudy but "thick".
Hops and sweet caramel on the nose. Molasses, malty...a pleasant mix of all.
First sip...sweet creamy molasses...almost syrupy...light carbonation and a nice full mouthfeel...followed by coriander, lemon, and caramel. Fresh green grass, herbal raw turnip...dry, peppery, somewhat earthy dirt on the finish. It becomes quite pungent on the tongue. It's a bitter finish that lingers, the alcohol comes out in the end, warm and biting...the sweetness takes a back seat to the bitter finish but hangs just enough to remember the great beginning.
This is a very good Imperial IPA...I love the beginning of it...sweet and chewy, caramel and molasses, coriander and lemon...however the finish is a bit dry and bitter for my liking?
I think if I was going to buy an Imperial I'd stick with Deschutes Hop Henge (a personal favorite)..or to keep it inexpensive and have a bottle or two a night I'd just stick with SN Torpedo...a little less alcohol and much more smooth and balanced for my taste. I would not pass up if offered but probably wont buy again for some time.
Update - After letting the Ale warm some I've noticed the bitterness has either mild some or I have grown use to it...the finish is much sweeter now...a hour into my first glass and I'm almost finished. I'd say let this puppy warm a little and you're going to have a much more enjoyable experience...cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 18:20:59 | More by Boca-X
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
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