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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,546 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,546
Reviews: 1,727
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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Reviews by WanderingFool:
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maharja pours a clear copper color with a frothy white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick ring around the surface of the beer leaving a fair amount of lace on the sides of the glass.

A strong hoppy aroma of citrus and pine floats above the beer. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is somewhat chewy on the palate. Strong hop flavors dominate each sip with their citrus and pine notes. A dry malt taste in the background balances out all the hops. I think I can detect a bit of bubblegum in there too. It finishes bitter with grapefruit notes.

For hop lovers you've got to put this beer on your list.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 23:41:52 | More by WanderingFool
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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This beer right here; this beer right here, man, this beer right here should be called def! Cuz it tastes so good that I tune out everything. (Somebody please tell me they got the Kat Williams reference). Anyway, this beer is really good! I love IPA's as it is, but this one looks so damn pretty, feels like water and tastes like some of Maharaja's gold. I would highly recommend it for, well...anything but a day in the sun. I encourage anyone google searching this reference while standing in front of a frosty glass cooler at Specs or Gabriel's or wherever, to go ahead and reach back into the cooler and add a necessary 8 bucks to your bill.

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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.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,546 ratings.