Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by goatgoat:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Feb 2009 batch.
Pours a clear perfect amber. A white frothy finger high head falls quickly to a ring. A few tiny sticky bits of lace.
Aroma is an excellent presentation of strong citrus, pine. Nothing but hops.
Taste is light honey malt body that is quickly overwhelmed by big hops. Malt is just present enough to keep it from being hop tea. More citrus and pine, but also with a slightly earthy note. A long lingering bitterness free of harshness. I don't get any alcohol presence (danger danger!).
Medium body with creamy carbonation. Resinous, oily feel. Dry finish keeps this an easy drinking brew.
Damn tasty brew. This was one of my first DIPAs (along with DFH 90min) and so I may be sentimental. Excellent presentation of hop character.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2009 02:09:18 | More by goatgoat
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.