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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,543 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,543
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 343 | FT: 7
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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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at Hunger-n-Thirst, Lancaster, PA

Served in a small snifter

A- clear gold/orange, with a lovely white head on top, some decent lacing for the ABV

S- A sweet mix of hops, orange, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, some slight hempy/mint notes, and a pine sap.

T- Follows the nose, malt is there, but feint and crackery. A bit hot on the finish from the alcohol, finish is fairly bitter, and it hangs on for awhile.

M- Medium body, slightly syrupy. Dries nicely on the finish.

O- reminds me of a bigger version of Ruination, with slightly more orange/tropical notes. Very good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 16:57:06 | More by JWU
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,543 ratings.