Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by 57md:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is a burnt orange-to-copper color with a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is distinctly hoppy in a way that makes my mouth water for the first sip.
The taste is certainly NOT a disappointment - great combination of malt and hops. The hop bitterness gets bigger near the finish, but a touch of malty sweetness comes back to merge with the increased bitterness.
The alcohol is well-hidden here. All-in-all, a tasty and complex offering!
Update: Sampled the 2013 batch and found the alcohol to be much more pronounced than the 2012 batch. Still a tasty offering, but I enjoyed the 2013 version less as a result of this variance.
Serving type: on-tap
09-09-2012 01:10:23 | More by 57md
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4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a very good beer, but I have had better. Maybe I have held on to this one too long, but it was a bit too malty for my taste. Although the bottle promotes the balance and "control" like a raja of both hops and malts. I feel like the malts are too intense for the beer. Well balanced but for the style I would say medium to high ratings.
Color: Dark bronze, but with some transparency, also a very low amount of head and lacing.
Smell: Not as intense as a West Coast IPA. Maybe that is my favorite style?
Taste: Balanced, I got this one on sale for a super deal so I figured I would try it, but I would not pay what the original price reflected.
Overall: A Solid beer, well balanced, not as much hops going on as I would like but its not a bad beer in any regard. But, to me there are much better in the same price range.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 01:51:00 | More by humuloner22
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,542 ratings.