Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by blackcompg:
4.23/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from their 22oz bomber...
Appearance - Poured 3 fingers of smooth, tight creamy eggshell head, color is a gorgeous hazy orange amber, incredible lacing left at the end of the session, covers the entire glass!
Smell - Fresh red grapefruit, sweet pineapple, candied tangerine slices and touch of vanilla carmel. Smells fantastic.
Taste - Starts sweet grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, and rum soaked apricots - there is a little bit of alcohol warmth at the center but it is not off putting, in fact it ushers in the hops - quick transition to floral and green grassy hops and finishes with grapefruit pith. Long finish of dried grapefruit peels and touch of warmth, with pockets of semi-sweet citrus left in mouth corners.
Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, nearly creamy and very smooth, an almost medium carb foams across the tongue and provides a really nice mouth watering tingle with some nice edges at the sides of the tongue. Really nice an refreshing, very easy and pleasant to drink.
Overall - This bottle had a few months on it, and I'm taking this into consideration in my review, as I suspect a fresh bottle would have even brighter citrus and would mask the alcohol warmth even better. But I still love the appearance and smell, and the taste is very nice for a DIPA, really nice mouthfeel too, carb is perfect. I definitely recommend this, especially if you can get your hands on a fresh bomber - enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 05:19:10 | More by blackcompg
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 4,538 ratings.