Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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2.4/5 rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Pours a nice cloudy worthers original hue of amber with an off-white sticky looking head that leaves a coating of lacing.
The nose is loaded with resinous pine and lots of sugary sweet toffee notes. No real citrus to speak of, but there is an apparent booziness at the end of the nose.
The taste is heavily pine resin forward with a monstrous malty backbone. Thick sugary caramel under layers of pine-sol bite. The booziness is somewhat harsh and rears its head all the way through the flavor spectrum.
The mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied and syrupy with little carbonation to cut through the heavy flavors.
Overall, I just have never been able to enjoy this one. Looks like nothing has changed. I know the style doesn't demand it, but there is no hint of balance at all here. Sorry Avery this is my last re-visit to your flagship DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 18:57:05 | More by BDLbrewster
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4.34/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tipple's Brews - Gainesville - Release #18, 2014 - 1 pint, 6 oz. Bottle
A - pours a nice orange with two fingers of white bubble head that somewhat quickly dissipated. Carb levels coming up are standard. Nice clarity.
S - Nice citrus notes on nose, has nice earthy qualities to it. Hop presence is forward here. Mildly boozy here.
T - Start is nice and warming. Has a boozy quality there (expected for 10+%). Extremely smooth for being an Imperial. Has a very balance hop and malt profile. The end you get that booziness for sure, but between it is a nice caramel, sweet taste.
M - Medium bodied, quite drinkable. Carbonation is perfect. Smooth, very smooth, no real bite to speak of like you get w/ alot of Imperials.
O - Worth a try. Very nice qualities to it. At the price point, it may not be all that, but for what it is it does not dissapoint.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 23:38:45 | More by da_beers
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,124 ratings.