Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,540 | Reviews: 1,726 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WillieMoe:
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful, medium copper color, with a foamy finger of head that,dissolves to form a nice bit of lacing atop the glass.
Smells of earthy hop goodness, with faint hints of the malt and I do declare I noticed a bit of a cidery scent as well. But hops dominate for sure!
Has a strong dry hop flavor, mixed with caramel malt, a mild sweetness. Has a smooth buttery feel on the tongue (at least my tongue anyway). Whie the earthier pine hop dominates, there is a hint of fruity citrus hops in there as well. The alcohol hits you almost right away, so there's no hiding the ABV here!
This is another winner from Avery, but not for the faint of heart, or something to that extent? Very enjoyable and definitely hoptastic!
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2009 22:08:44 | More by WillieMoe
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 4,540 ratings.