Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by FanofHefe:
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Batch 13, March 2011. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Clear body that is between amber and copper in color. Two finger light tan head that dissipates promptly leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass.
Excellent aroma - it just jumps right out at you. Rich hop aromas including pine, citrus, mango, and floral. There is also some sweetness there but hard to distinguish if it's from the citrus or the malt.
The flavors are as deep and rich as the aromas. The hop flavors feature grassy pine, grapefruit, and orange. The sweet balance attributable to the malt works well.
The mouthfeel is medium and smooth. There is a little notice of the alcohol that detracts just a little. But, overall this is an excellent DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2011 01:53:17 | More by FanofHefe
More User Reviews:
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 4,539 ratings.