Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBungyo:
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow. This pours sunshine orange with frost colored creamy head and lots of lacing guarding the rear. Nose is absolutely the most genuine display of pine and grapefruit I've ever encountered. Truly a marvelous display of hop aroma. There's also a bit of apricot and maybe passion fruit towards the end of the nose. I also get a smattering of sweetness.
Taste gives me all of the flavors I mentioned in the nose but is just a tad sweet for my tastes and not bitter enough. Aside from that this is as perfect as it comes. Honestly it's rare that any beer does so much right in the taste dept. Well done Avery!
Mouth is mercifully creamy and delightful.
As good as this is I couldn't rate it perfect where drinability is concerned because of the price. Many fantastic double IPA's go for under $5 in my area and in my honest opinion $8 for this is just too much. If my local brewers are charging less than this for their hop bombs a brewery in Colorado should be too.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2007 00:41:09 | More by TheBungyo
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4.58/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Location: Half Time Poughkeepsie
Glassware: Delirium Tremens Tulip
Appearance: Copper to Brown in color with a moderate head on an aggressive pour. The head is lightly browned as well.
Aromatics: The hops hit me as soon as the cap was removed from the bottle. There is a strong pineapple tropical fruit flavor so sweet that it almost smells honeyed. Some malt in the background.
Flavor: That bitterness keeps hitting. Along with a buttery fruit flavor. Some bready malts. I'm getting a lot of flavors from this beer. The mouthfeel is very smooth until the finish.
Finish: The finish keeps a lot of the hop residue along with a boat load of carbonation lingering.
Notes: Sealed in tin foil. Release number 18 2014
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 18:55:33 | More by KornWallace
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,973 ratings.