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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,513 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,513
Reviews: 1,725
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 332 | 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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Ego

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

typical cool lookin Avery bomber bottle, no freshness date, but it does say "brewed in 2005"

eyes...
looking at it under up it is like clouds blocking a sunny sky, not much head but the head that is there lingers quite a bit, lacing is better white wall than my old apartment, amber/brown hue, clear with some occassional bubbles making the sojourn up from the bottom of the glass, good looking

nose...
paging mr hops, mr hops you have a phone call...
steroid hops dipped in chocolate, this smells like a hop candy bar you want to chomp.. think hops nuggat (wtf id nugat is anyway?)
did I say this smells delicious ? if not.. I just did. maybe not the most complex smell but damn I love it.

mouth...
hop bitter and floral..yum. Medium mouthfeel with prickly hops going wild on the pallate, I thought I felt something.. but yeah, that's the ABV.. 9.7? jeesh ! you dont really taste it and there is only some minor warming, there is lace at the top of my glass still after downing half a glass ! this has a great bitter kick with a note to sweet for balance, surely not for everyone but anyone who likes something like say FFF Alpha King should try this, it has as strong a hop profile as the Alpha imo (different hop but you get the idea)... this is tasty and big for hop heads.. I think I see the Taj Mahal in front of me.. ooops, that's just an Atlantic City commercial...

verdict...
call me a slur monster after finishing this monster. utterly drinkable, the hops make me salivate with expectation between sips, but drink to much and Mr Abv slaps you upside the head (Mr ABV dont play that). This is VERY worth getting. not a session beer unless you want to session yourself into a coma...

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2005 04:08:37 | More by Ego
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,513 ratings.