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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,120 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4120
Reviews: 1707
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%


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 dankbrew21:
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dankbrew21

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

No freshness date.

Appearance is a redish orange, medium white head. No rising bubbles. Good head retention.

Smell is of VERY strong bitter hop resins, kind of citrusy.

Taste is super heavy! The hops wrek the weigh the tongue down and completely destroy the palate. I have had this beer a few times now and it never fails to kick my ass! Very strong alcohol presence. Super bitter hop resins attack the palate de-arming its defenses and leaving it completely vulnerable to attack. Medium consistency. Medium carbonation. I can honestly say, maybe to many hops were used for this concoction, or not enough balance of other ingredients. This is a good example of extreme beer at its most extreme.

Drink this beer slowly. Sip on it. It will fuck you up if you don't take it seriously, trust me, I know from experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 23:47:15 | More by dankbrew21
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,120 ratings.