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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,539 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,539
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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FanofHefe

Illinois

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
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,539 ratings.