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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,541 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,541
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 343 | FT: 8
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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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, Feb 2008 bottling, sampled 4/4. Bottle says 10.54%ABV instead of the 9.7% listed here

A: Beautiful reddish copper with a dense off white head. Not much carbonation but the massive amount of lacing makes up for it.

S:A pine hop slammer, this is. More pine follows with floral notes, dried mango, little more fruit and some sweet malt. Caramel with honey. Quite delicious.

T: Not as hoppy as the nose suggests with a lot of rum-like sweetness coming through on the palate. Hops are present up front with pine but I'm a tad disappointed by how heavily this leans on the sweeter side. The finish is on the sweeter side

M: Adequate carbonation, thickish body, bitter finish

D: I regret not having someone to share this with

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 04:23:39 | More by DefenCorps
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,541 ratings.