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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,538 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,538
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 343 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly batch to batch.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2005)
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Reviews by AWolfAtTheDoor:
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was my departing beer from Denver. Had on tap at Falling Rock.

Pours a crystal golden copper color. Little bit of head, decent lacing throughout the session.

Truckload of hops on the nose. Floral, citrus, exotic fruits.

Even more hoppy awesomeness on the palate of this beer. Mimics the smell, but the floral and fruity hops really take precedence. But don't let that fool you. Incredible malt backbone balances quite well with the hops. Sweet, biscuity tons of malts, tons of hops. It just WORKS. There's no hiding the ABV in this beer either. Not a bad thing, but just be expecting it.

Overall this is a fantastic double IPA. I drink so many Cali hop bombs that it's really nice to drink a double IPA that also showcases its malt profile. Definitely seek this beer out.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2011 20:43:50 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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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.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,538 ratings.