Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shoppe (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Early 2013 release. Served in a Terrapin snifter.
Pours red orange with a thick finger and a half of pale head that fades rather quickly and leaves nice big sheets of lace.
Smells of big dank hops. Cat urine (not in a bad way), onion/ garlic, oranges, flowers, melon and caramel.
Taste is absolutely chock full of hops. Pine, orange, bitter garlic, sweet berry-like fruit, melon, flower petals, wet grass, caramel, biscuit, apricots, white pepper and alcohol. A blast of hops on a good sweet malt base. Good stuff with seemingly every extreme hop flavor possible.
Oily, resinous, medium thick feel with moderate carbonation. A nip of booze in the dry bitter dank hoppy finish.
Glad to finally get around to reviewimg this. One of my favorite of Avery's offerings. Huge, bitter complex hops and a nice, sweet bready malt body. Not an every day IPA for me but it's a great occasional khop shock to the system.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2013 04:14:24 | More by ThickNStout
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4.34/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tipple's Brews - Gainesville - Release #18, 2014 - 1 pint, 6 oz. Bottle
A - pours a nice orange with two fingers of white bubble head that somewhat quickly dissipated. Carb levels coming up are standard. Nice clarity.
S - Nice citrus notes on nose, has nice earthy qualities to it. Hop presence is forward here. Mildly boozy here.
T - Start is nice and warming. Has a boozy quality there (expected for 10+%). Extremely smooth for being an Imperial. Has a very balance hop and malt profile. The end you get that booziness for sure, but between it is a nice caramel, sweet taste.
M - Medium bodied, quite drinkable. Carbonation is perfect. Smooth, very smooth, no real bite to speak of like you get w/ alot of Imperials.
O - Worth a try. Very nice qualities to it. At the price point, it may not be all that, but for what it is it does not dissapoint.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 23:38:45 | More by da_beers
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,114 ratings.