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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,513 Ratings
THE BROS
97
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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Reviews by Mistofminn:
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color, with a slight haze to it. A creamy and sticky, wet off-white head about two fingers in width sits on top with great retention and leaves excellent lacing.

When this thing is first poured, I get tons of malts on the nose. I was under the impression this is a fresh bottle, but maybe I got last years batch? Hops are only slightly present in the background. Alcohol isn't a big factore, which makes me lean towards this being an older bottle.

The taste is smooth and sweet malts, toned down, with a bitter finish. I was expecting a huge bitter punch, and I didn't get it. This must be an older bottle, as normally Avery's hoppy beers are very very good. A little disappointed in this.

My favorite part, is the mouthfeel. About medium in body with a low carbonation, this thing is incredibly smooth and easy drinking. Although it lacks the fresh hop character, it makes up for it in other areas. Drinkability is good.

Overall, fresh or not, this is a good beer. I'll have to pick up another bottle from another store to compare to find out if this was fresh or not, but judging by others reviews I'll bet this is older. Still a good beer, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 03:35:39 | More by Mistofminn
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,513 ratings.