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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,538 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,538
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 343 | FT: 9
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 barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour yields a brilliantly clear copper/amber color with a solid one inch ecru head that lingers a good amount, leaving thick lacing as it dissipates.

Earthy hop aromas are initially evident, followed by dankness and very strong grapefruit. A fairly strong caramel malt backbone lurks throughout, ending with alcohol.

The flavor is, of course, dominated by hops. Grapefruit and citrus pith lead the way, battering the palate with zesty lemon and tropical fruits. Pine and resin carry through into a decidedly bitter, slightly sprucey finish. Bready malt ties together the flavor profile, but is not a major player.

Body is fairly heavy, with moderate carbonation, finishing fairly dry, with alcohol warmth.

Overall, very hop dominant dipa. Even with the high alcohol content, the malt is subdued, allowing the hops to shine.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 05:40:01 | More by barczar
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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.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,538 ratings.