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
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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 4,118 ratings.