Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,542 | Reviews: 1,726 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pagzzz:
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
ABV listed on this bottle (feb 2009, Batch 9) is 10.27% with an OG of 1.090
Appearance: brilliant copper with white, lacy head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Pungent, grassy hop nose with background citrus. Alcohol and toast/caramel malt complexity intertwined nicely.
Flavor: Firm bitterness from hops transitions quickly to an unusual blend of earthy pungent and citrus fruity hop flavor. Malt is background compared to hop character, but some toastiness and caramel sweetness present. Medium sweetness at first, but finishes pretty dry.
Mouthfeel: poured syrupy and keeps medium mouthfeel upon drinking. Alcohol is present for sure, but doesn't dominate.
Nicely complex beer for hop lovers, and dangerously drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2009 04:58:32 | More by Pagzzz
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 4,542 ratings.